The candies at Papabubble are not only sweet — they also have a sense of humor. The lesson here? Anything can become twisted and turned into a shape. As Adam Gertler discovered, that includes candy toothbrushes, complete with a handle and brush made of pulled sugar.
Since 1969, Kencraft Candy has delivered handmade candies to candy fans across the nation — that's nearly three million candies a year. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler learned firsthand how they bring Easter to life with panoramic sugar eggs, a treat that dates back to the 18th century.
This "sequel to street food" took Adam Gertler for a spin. Here, the humble cinnamon-sugar churro has been transformed into the gourmet "xooro" (pronounced sure-OH) and filled with dulce de leche and even custard. The gourmet flavors continue with toppings like toasted hazelnuts and bacon.
Host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler visits the Dippin' Dots Store, in Metropolis, IL, where they scoop out of their famous ice cream beads in the planet's largest Dippin' Dots store.
Chef Hasty Torres of Madame Chocolat loves chocolate. But as Adam Gertler discovered on Kid in a Candy Store, come time for Easter, her love is expressed with a three-foot chocolate bunny complete with one of Adam's new favorites: glittered chocolate truffles rolled in dazzling edible glitter.
Adam Gertler, host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, visits Ferrara Pan Candy Company for bright yellow, sour Lemonheads.
The chocolates at Eclipse Chocolate not only come in elegant designs and flavors, but they're a sustainable confection too. Eclipse uses only Guillard Chocolate for its signature Rocky Mountain chocolate bar, made with all-natural vanilla bean marshmallows and gray sea salt sprinkled on top.
Southerners love traditional MoonPies, and at Chattanooga Bakery they've been delivering both chocolate and vanilla versions since 1917. Nearly 100 years later, the MoonPie has been given an update with flavors like peanut butter cream, mint, coconut and -- Adam Gertler's new fave --strawberry.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler tours the Airheads factory in Erlanger, KY, where they are making the new rainbow colored Xtremes Sweetly Sour Belt.
Host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler visits the Dippin' Dots factory, in Paducah, KY, where they make billions of their famous ice cream beads with the help of liquid nitrogen.
Come time for Halloween, the DeBrito Chocolate Factory has amped up the simple caramel apple into a treat chock-full of creative flavors. Adam Gertler's favorite had to be the caramel apple topped with cotton candy. But for those in need of a pick-me-up, try The Jolt! made with coffee toffee.
The star of the show at the Lutz Café in Chicago is the Baumkuchen (tree cake), a 3-foot-tall tower of a cake baked in a rotisserie oven and coated in vanilla or chocolate frosting. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler was impressed by its flakiness and buttery flavor.
Typical round truffles need not apply here. At Copper Cauldron Candy Co., owner Jim Martin has been serving truffles in a triangular truffle bar. It's perfect for slicing, and even better for layering creamy ganache over ingredients like candied ginger, pineapple and macadamia nut praline.
Adam Gertler came to Alliance Bakery in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood to witness Pastry Chef Peter Rios’ exceptional sugar art and towering cake design skills. Those skills also come in handy with the variety of European tarts and chocolate bars that many consider works of art.
At Co Co. Sala, dessert takes center stage as diners can skip dinner and head straight to dessert. On Kid in a Candy Store, Adam Gertler marvels at Co Co. Sala's menu featuring three-course and five-course dessert plates with goodies such as espresso panna cotta and chocolate cake with rum syrup.