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Kopper’s Chocolates

July 10, 2009

While in New York last week, we had the rare privilege of being offered a tour of Kopper’s chocolates in Greenwich Village. Kopper’s might possibly be the greatest confectioner that you’ve never heard of – they’ve been making amazing panned chocolates and other quality confections for over 70 years. Remarkably, they still make all of [...]

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, Part Two: Italian Fondants

May 25, 2009

Confectioner Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano has been making artisanal candy for over 200 years. They have a small factory and two shops in Genoa, Italy — one of their stores has been open in the same location since 1814! It amazes me to think that these people have been making candy longer than our little [...]

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, Part one: Buckwheat & Goat’s Milk Caramels

May 23, 2009

The French know how to make really good caramels, and the newest addition to our caramel offerings is just that — really good. The creamy, tangy goat’s milk combined with the sweetness of cane sugar and nuttiness of buckwheat may sound weird, but for me it was love at first bite. Try one, and [...]

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Cool Mints

February 1, 2009

New to the store are two peppermint candies we absolutely love: Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls and Summerdown Farm’s Chocolate Peppermint Creams, both of which hail from England.  
Summerdown Farm’s pure mint peppermint creams are made using rare,  single-estate English peppermint oil, grown and distilled on their farm located in the foothills of the Hampshire Downs.  [...]

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Valentine’s Day Is Here Again

January 31, 2009

Diamonds are forever.   But you can’t eat them.  
 

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10 Great Gifts For $20 or Less

December 9, 2008

It seems like every time I open up the newspaper these days, there’s some awful story about how, recession notwithstanding, it’s still possible to find a few great Christmas gifts for under $50. The diligent reporter then heads off to K-mart or Target, where they manage to locate a plastic trivet or a pair of [...]

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Parkside Candy

November 22, 2008

Have you heard of sponge candy? I honestly wasn’t quite sure what it was until seeing it here at The Candy Store. Think honeycomb covered in chocolate. Think Violet Crumble (which we carry). Think Crunchie, for those familiar with candies from the UK, which we also carry. Our sponge candy, which gets so many [...]

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Marshmallow memories

August 13, 2008

What comes to mind when you see marshmallows? For me, it’s one of two things: being in the kitchen with my mom and grandma making rice krispy treats, or roasting marshmallows over the campfire. Either way, they bring back fond memories of childhood.
I realized as an adult, I was no longer drawn to marshmallows [...]

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The Candy Store: Current Love

August 6, 2008

It is no secret that at The Candy Store we really enjoy our products. While we have many favorites at the shop, tastes change and other sweets make their debut. It is always exciting to discover something new and tasty, so we thought it might be fun to share our current loves with you every [...]

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The Candy Store Welcomes Papabubble

May 26, 2008

Papabubble is an artisan confectioner that started out in Barcelona and has since expanded to include stores in Amsterdam, Tokyo and, most recently, New York. We have been fans of their handmade hard candies for a few years now, but were unable to import them into the states ourselves. With their expansion into the [...]

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