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In The Halloween Spirit

September 20, 2010

The fall, with it’s orange and brown hues, always reminds me of Halloween. As a child in New York, Halloween was the most exciting night of the year. I would spend hours running from house to house in search of the best treats. I can think of few experiences which match that of emptying the [...]

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Bret And Jemaine Visit The Candy Store

October 8, 2009

Liana spent most of last night and into the early morning hours, creating these brilliant renditions of Bret and Jemaine. Beyond ridiculous, but also beyond hilarious.

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Why Russ & Daughters Is The Greatest Store In The World

July 20, 2009

Ok, so this blog post has nothing to do with candy, but it does have a lot to do with why we opened our store and the reason our store is the way it is. Russ & Daughters is a small appetizing store on Houston St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. For those [...]

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Fun With Fluff

June 7, 2009

People who don’t know about Marshmallow Fluff come into the store all the time and ask us what you can do with it other than eat it out of the jar with a spoon (not a bad place to start, by the way). There’s Fluffernutter sandwiches, of course, and then there’s the recipe for Never-Fail-Fudge [...]

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Let’s Talk Chocolate

March 15, 2009

In the two years since we opened the store, we’ve become known for our wide selection of candy – especially old school confections and our an international selection of candy bars, gummies and licorice. One of the things that we don’t talk about as much is our selection of premium chocolates. Part of the reason [...]

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The Candy Artists

July 27, 2008

Here are some more photos from our visit to Papabubble in downtown NYC. In these pictures, they are making hard candies that say “Alexis 16″ as favors for a sweet sixteen party. Visit the store now to check out our window display, which features some of the by-products of their traditional candy making process.

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Candy Tour – Part Two: Western Tokyo

November 14, 2007

We visited Tokyo both before and after our trip to Kyoto, which is described in a previous post. One of the reasons we decided to go to Japan is because we are both city people, and Tokyo is the ne plus ultra of urbanity. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. Imagine the density of [...]

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Candy Tour – Part One: Kyoto

September 28, 2007

Recently, Diane and I took a trip to Japan, visiting Tokyo and Kyoto over a 10-day period. In both cities, we sought out the best candies and candymakers. Following is a little bit about what we found…
In Japan, Kyoto is definitely the capital of confection. Among the foodstuffs for which Kyoto is known, candy [...]

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