Tag Archive | Candy

Candy Embedded Stairway

Stairway to Candy Heaven
All Photos By Gail

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a national chain of high-end designer candy emporiums conceived by Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan. With maybe a dozen stores scattered between New York and Los Angeles, the brand’s flagship store on Lexington Avenue merges the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy so successfully, it is like Willy Wonka exploded in your face.

Full Candy Staircase Looking Up

A stand out feature the Lexington Avenue location is the Candy Embedded Staircase that connects the main floor with the basement level. These are the kind of details you can add to a retail space design when money is no object.

Stair Detail with Orange Slice

My teeth hurt just looking at these photos of Lucite stairs studded with Gummy Candy, Lollipops, Swedish Fish and Candy Corn.

Stair Detail with Shark

Look out for the sharks!

Stairs Looking Up

Going Up, Going Down.

Stairs Looking Down

Yes, It Exists: Minions Fart Gun Candy Tin

Minions Fart Gun
Photo By Gail

This adorable tin shaped like a Minion holding one of their dreaded Fart Guns is actually filled with tiny Cocoa Flavored, Cloud-Shaped Candies.

Fart Candy

This is what the candy looks like: little chocolate farts. Tasty!

Photographed at It’s Sugar, Located at 1318 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Darth Vader Jelly Belly Portrait

Darth Vader Jelly Belly
Photos By Gail

This fantastic portrait of Darth Vader holding a Light Saber was created entirely from Jelly Belly candies! Yummy! I wonder how long it took to create. Photographed by me at the Jelly Belly exhibitor booth during the Summer Fancy Food Show 2015 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Vader Jelly Belly Detail
Portrait Detail

Bacon Thing of The Day: Sizzling Bacon Candy!

Bacon Pop Rocks

We are guessing that the Sizzling Bacon Candy that “explodes in your mouth” is essentially bacon flavored pop rocks. It might taste like ass, but we still want to try it.

Available for just $4 for two (2) packs (what a bargain!) from Urban Outfitters stores and online at This Link!

Thanks to Kat “Hello Kitty” Rim For The Tip!

Favorite Products and Displays from Summer Fancy Food Show 2014: A Photographic Odyssey

Summer Fancy Food Signage
All Photos By Gail

The Summer Fancy Food Show – which is sponsored by the Specialty Food Association – takes over NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center for three days each July, and it is the most fun thing imaginable for people who like food. This year’s event took place from Sunday June 29th through Tuesday July 1st, and while you really do need three days to “do” the show, I had to cram my visit into just one day (Sunday). My foodie friend and fellow writer Anne and I blazed a trail across three floors and two entire wings of Javits, coming away with very full tummies, even fuller bags of food swag and samples, and a ton of (mostly) hilarious photos, some of which I will share here. Enjoy!

Gummi Bandages

Gummi Candy Bandaids – taste like fruit!

Whoop Ass Hot Sauce Bottles

Whoop Ass Hot Sauce Bottles that look like little Cowboys.

Hot Sauce from Hell

Hotter than Hot. In other words, Very Hot.

Amoretti Martini Mixes
Amoretti Martini Mixes

Now, this is a great product! Just add alcohol!


To demonstrate how delicious this butter is, they fried bits of cheese in it.

Cheese Fried in Butter
Cheese Fried in Butter: Yes, Delicious.

Not Edible

I wish had had made a note of the exhibitor in the booth where I took the picture above, because he was a complete dick to me. Dick.

Pink Hot Chocolate

Pink Hot Chocolate

Black Heart Licorice

Black Heart Licorice

Hi I'm Skinny Sticks Snacks

I wonder if Bethenny Frankel is their spokesperson?

Birthday Party Chocolates

It’s a Birthday Party in a Bon Bon!

Sweet Works Display

Giant Easter Candy Display from Sweet Works Chocolates!

Just Mayo

Just Mayo: a mayonnaise product from Hampton Creek made with plant emulsifiers instead of eggs. Just Delicious!

Takeya Iced Tea

Takeya Iced Tea’s Gets Super Arty.

Mr. Pickle

Mr. Cucumber Head for Rick’s Pick K.O. Pickles!

Whirley Pop Popcorn Machine

Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper!

Sexy Pop Popcorn

Sexy Pop Popcorn for use with the Whirley Popper!

Counting Sheep Coffee

Counting Sheep Coffee: Relaxing Coffee with Valerian Root. This product was a big hit at the show!

Red Velvet Cake Flavored Milk Chocolate

Red Velvet Cake Flavored Milk Chocolate.

Pulque Can Mariachis

Pulque Can Mariachis!

Holy Crap Breakfast Cereal
Image not Photoshopped

One of the great finds of the day was Holy Crap Breakfast Cereal. Anne and I asked the lady in the booth why it is called Holy Crap, and she replied, “Because it is very high in fiber!” “Ohhhh…” we replied in unison.

Cherry Cake Bite Icee Petit Four

Icee Cherry Cake Bite Petit Four.

Sofi Awards

These little statuettes are Sofi Awards – “Sofi” standing for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation – which are awarded to outstanding specialty foods and beverages across 32 awards categories. These Sofis belong to Dancing Deer Baking Company.

GoGo Gang

The GoGo Gang. To make you “go” I guess.

3D Sugar Cake Topper by 3D Systems

3D Sugar Cake Topper by created by 3D Systems.

Coco Libre Display

Coco Libre Coconut Water Giant Inflatable Display!

For more information on The Fancy Food Show, visit the Specialty Food Association’s website at This Link. See you next July!