As an absolute expert of edible drink straws and caramel marshmallows, Hammond's Candies is also home to the "heavyweight champion" of lollipops. They've been perfecting lollipops since 1920 and the giant Birthday Cake Lollipop beats them all — it's roughly 800 lollipops rolled into one.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it gets hot in New Orleans, locals flock to Plum Street Snoballs for the chilly shaved-ice treats. The menu sparkles with a whopping 72 flavors like Strawberry Shortcake, Lemonade and even Bananas Foster, which Adam Gertler thought was ''outrageous'' on Kid in a Candy Store.
On Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, host Adam Gertler braves the extremely sour Warheads at Impact Confections, Inc. in Roswell, NM.
iCream in Chicago serves classic treats with a hip twist: The ice cream is made with a blast of liquid nitrogen. When Adam Gertler visited the kitchen in Kid in a Candy Store, he was blown away that the ice cream in his PBOMG Sundae took less than a minute to freeze, thanks to this sweet science.