February 12, 2009

Making candy at Papabubble

My television crew and I recently paid a visit to Papabubble, a shop in downtown New York City that manufactures delicious and unusual flavors of hard candy.  One of the really nice and fascinating things about Papabubble is that the owners, Fiona Ryan and Chris Grassi, make the candy right before your eyes.   This glistening little shop is just the latest Papabubble.  There are also shops in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Seoul, and Tokyo.  It’s a small franchise and the owners are all friends.  Their candies are beautifully artistic and I had so much fun learning the tricks of the trade, pulling and twisting and coiling warm, soft candy before allowing it to harden into a desired shape and design.  Have a look at these photos taken that day, showing an artsy kind of sweetness that Papabubble is spreading throughout the world.

This Papabubble is located at:
380 Broome St
(between Mott St & Mulberry St)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-2599
www.papabubble.com

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Chris Grassi, me, and Fiona Ryan - it was wonderful to visit their shop.