Monday, March 25, 2013

Sweet as Cotton Candy: IT'SUGAR

The Flower Show is imbuing Macy's Herald Square with wonderful sights and scents, while on the fourth floor, to the left of the Ben & Jerry's and Auntie Anne's Pretzels, there is a little boutique for your taste buds: IT'SUGAR. I fell upon this corner of retro sugar heaven in Macy's a while back, and thought I'd share its candy treasures today in case the Easter Bunny is in need of some inspiration.

Hopefully there is some Easter representation this week, maybe the Peeps Party Pack? A girl can dream. But the Pop Rocks, Everlasting Gobstoppers, and pixie sticks made me feel six years old again. Also, remember Laffy Taffy? How I love a good trip down childhood candy memory lane.

I thought Duff was a beer?
Bacon mints! For when your breath isn't feeling meaty-fresh.

My cheeks are puckering just looking at those gigantic sweet tarts.

When Pop Rocks first launched, they were the rock star of candy trends.

Everything on this rack takes me back to trips to the drugstore on my bike to spend my allowance. No wonder I have a cupcake and cookie problem.

EVERYONE knows a Twizzler lover. Everyone. It's the One Degree of Separation candy.

Above is a 5lb. gummy bear. The website photo is included below to give you a better sense of scale...
....there are no words. Except maybe "ausgezeichnet."

Visit IT'SUGAR in Macy's Herald Square to prepare for this upcoming candy holiday, or to stock up on retro favorites like candy buttons and the wax bottle "candy drinks." Yes, I used to drink candy.

IT'SUGAR in Macy's Herald Square 
West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue, 4th floor