Tag Archive | Candy

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Cadillacs Gummy Candy

Pink Cadillac Gummies
Photo By Gail

These tiny Pink Cadillacs are literally a sweet ride! You can buy them online from the Gerrit J. Verburg Company at This Link!

Photographed at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

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Modern Art Monday Presents: Kay Kurt, Hallelujah

Hallelujah 1995 - 2016
Photo By Gail

Kay Kurt (b. 1944) is a New Realist painter of large-scale confections. Her candies lay the foundation of her compositions, structuring her canvases abstractly, and freeing her to meditate on content. As Richard Hamilton, Robert Watts and Claes Oldenburg also used candies as subject matter — and she often enlarges the scale tenfold, like a billboard — Kurt’s work became associated with Pop Art early on. The scale of the Pop Art movement opened Kurt’s eyes to the possibility of a new vision based on objects instead of landscape.

Typical candies featured in her body of work include Licorice, Bon Bons, Jordan Almonds, Jujubes and Gummi Bears. She chooses and collects these candies from various countries, being specifically interested in those of German origin, which reflect the values, attitudes, and cultures associated with the people who produce them. She does not used mediated or advertising images like the Pop Artists, nor photographs like the Photorealists. These paintings are developed through observation. Kurt prefers painting generic-looking candy, as the luxurious ones are too refined for her taste. The sole instance of exquisite candy in her oeuvre is a Godiva chocolate box painting that she made for a friend. Her choice of subject reflects her interest in mass production and consumer culture around the world.

Compulsive and exacting to an extreme, Kurt can take years to complete a canvas. As the 1980s progressed, Kurt gradually found herself excluded from the New York art world where she had found acclaim for over a decade. Although never giving up on her painting practice, she almost completely withdrew from the public eye and it was not until her inclusion in the 2010 traveling exhibition, Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-1968 presented at the Brooklyn Museum, that her work was re-introduced.

Hallelujah (1995-2016) is part of the exhibit Kay Kurt: For All Her Innocent Airs, She Knew Exactly Where She Was Going, on view through February 16th, 2017 at Albertz Benda Gallery, Located at 515 West 26th Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Lindor Seasonal Truffles, The Perfect Holiday Confection Gift!

Lindor Truffle Display
Photos By Gail Except Where Obvious

Holiday chocolates are, seriously, the absolute best, amiright? I realize that Halloween has only just passed, and admonishing cries of “too soon” fill the air when we start going on about Christmas, when that day seems so far away at this point. But the truth is that seasonal confections are called ‘seasonal’ for a good reason. Holiday goodies are generally only available in stores for a limited time —  and if you snooze, you lose! At any rate, you can use the excuse that it is never too early to plan!

Lindor Truffle Display

If you are like me, one of your favorite holiday treats is the Lindor Truffle; the creamiest, most luscious chocolatey morsel you can buy for an outrageously reasonable price. So, imagine how difficult it has been for me to not yet have written about the new Lindor Truffle Holiday Flavors, especially since I’ve known about them since this past summer! You should thank me for showing such restraint. Yes, it was way back in July that I attended a holiday gift guide event (where these festive photos were taken) and had the chance to taste all of the new Lindor Truffle varieties that are making a limited-engagement appearance in stores just in time for your holiday parties and gift giving. Take a look!

Lindor Pumpkin Spice

Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles: A delicate milk chocolate shell envelops an irresistibly smooth pumpkin spice truffle filling. In keeping with the ubiquitous pumpkin spice craze that start as soon as there’s a chill in the air, these truffles have been available at retailers nationwide since August. SRP: $6.99

Lindor Peppermint White Chocolate Truffles

Lindor White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles: These delightful truffles feature a delicate white chocolate shell infused with peppermint pieces that envelops an irresistibly smooth peppermint truffle filling. I brought the sample bag I received at the show to the office to share with my co-workers, and everyone went crazy for them! SRP: $6.99

Lindor Peppermint Cookie Milk Chocolate Truffles

Lindor Peppermint Cookie Truffles arrive in wildly festive Lindor package design that’s so gorgeous, you don’t even have to wrap it! Just stick a bow on this bag that contains Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles infused with Peppermint and Chocolate Cookie Pieces. Insane! These Truffles are available exclusively at Target stores for just  $4.49 per bag. Totally worth a subway ride to Target, I say! pick up a few extra bags for last minute gifts!

Find out more about Lindor Truffles and the entire line of fine Lindt brand Swiss chocolates, and shop online, at This Link! Happy Holidaze!

Lindor Holiday Truffes

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