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.
Norma and Irma Paz are helping Nashville chill out. Their Mexican paletas (think of them as the Popsicle's bigger, better brother) rotate daily with flavors from apple to zucchini. Adam Gertler swooned for Rose Pops, and not even a throwdown could cool off the Pineapple-Lime-Chili-Salt Pops.
For anyone who's ever wanted to eat cake on the go, Holy Cacao in Austin, Texas, has the answer: cake balls on a stick. Adam Gertler was amazed at how sweet the shop's Red Velvet cake balls were on Kid in a Candy Store. While you're there, show some love, too, for the tempting Carrot Cake Shake.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, host Adam Gertler finds a tiny treat worth talking about at the NECCO factory in Revere, MA, where they make the classic Valentine's Day candy, Sweethearts Conversation Hearts.
Ever tried Lavender Honey-flavored ice cream? How about Sweet Potato Sassafras Praline? The only place that has unique flavors like these is The Creole Creamery in New Orleans. Guy called Head Chef Bryan Gilmore a wizard, and it's easy to see why — he's made over 400 flavors of ice cream.
Buffalo natives know to skip the heart-shaped chocolates for Valentine's Day and instead go to Watson's for the "famous 'round the world" Sponge Candy. Although Watson sells handmade chocolates, too, this spun-sugar confection drenched in milk chocolate has been the local treat since 1946.
Head here for decadent treats like the massive Pumpple Cake. Pie and cake are creatively (and deliciously) combined to form the Pumpple. A top layer of apple pie-stuffed vanilla cake is stacked atop a base of pumpkin pie-stuffed chocolate cake, with buttercream frosting holding this beauty together.
The trick to Aunt Sally's pralines is all in the wrist. Each praline is laid out by hand, making these Creole pralines a true taste, and treasure, of New Orleans. As Adam Gertler learned on Kid in a Candy Store, these "sugar and spice" pralines also get an extra jolt from the addition of Tabasco.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, host Adam Gertler braves the extremely sour Warheads at Impact Confections, Inc. in Roswell, NM.
Adam Gertler had his hands full when visiting Popcorn Girl for Kid in a Candy Store. The Las Vegas shop carries an above-average amount of popcorn and popcorn flavors. As the Popcorn Girl suggests, try the Confetti bag that comes with grape, banana, blueberry, blackberry and more.
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.
Called the modern-day Willy Wonka, Max Brenner makes crazy chocolate creations, such as chocolate martinis and chocolate mac & cheese. But Aarón Sánchez couldn't resist his Chocolate Pizza made with bananas, marshmallows and layers of chocolate, calling it a "match made in heaven."
Adam Gertler, host of Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, visits Ferrara Pan Candy Company for bright yellow, sour Lemonheads.
Although Vosges Haut-Chocolat creates more than 18 million pieces of edible chocolates a year, each piece still has an unmistakable flavor. As Adam Gertler discovered, come the Easter Season, they wow customers with their bacon and egg chocolates infused with liquid smoke.
With locations in Qatar and Turkey (and several in California), Yummy Cupcakes has truly brought its unique cupcakes to the world. The rotating menu features more than 280 flavors, like Green Tea Wasabi Cupcakes and Tomato Soup Spice Cupcakes, which are surprisingly moist, but mostly yummy.