A sweet smell enters my nose. Bright colours surround me. “Oh look, our baker used to sell these candies when I was young!”, I scream enthusiastically when I see my favourite childhood candies which I haven’t seen anywhere for the past 20 years. I’m in candy paradise! A three-story store catering basically any candy you can possibly think of: this is the flagship location of Dylan’s Candy Bar in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
I’m wandering through the multicolour treats, looking at the wall of fame where celebrities have signed the box of their favourite candy, before taking the candy staircase made of real candies to have a sweet in a giant cupcake at the candy bar!
I feel like a kid who has just stepped into Roald Dahl’s Chocolate Factory, the inspiration behind the store by Dylan Lauren – daughter of Ralph Lauren. Dylan’s Candy Bar is said to be the “largest unique candy store in the world.”
Can you recognize your favourite candies in this staircase?
Claire & Marcella