I will never get tired of saying this: “Sweetness is my weakness”. And you’ve probably seen this sentence over and over again on this blog (sorry naman) but that is just the plain truth. I get giddy whenever I’m around anything sweet, like a kid on a toy store. So one weekend in Rockwell, we saw a crowd gathered around a kiosk looking all curious. Being a curious cow myself, I went over to know what the fuzz was all about, people were in line coz of this cute & handmade candy that’s now in the Philippines- Made In Candy.
Sadly, when I went there I wasn’t able to take photos because there was quite a number of people watching the candy artisans do their thing.
But here are some photos from their Facebook page.
Asia’s first independent candy-kitchen, our candy Artisans sculpt contemporary hand-made candies using traditional methods that carry pictures and messages that would delight any sweet tooth. Our candy-making is performed live in front of eager customers waiting for warm and freshly hand-crafted candy. Come see us twirl, whirl, pull and mold, hot, gooey candy into beautiful bite sized marvels you would never imagine candy could contain.
When no two pieces of candy are ever the same, you know we make candy lovingly by hand.
Of course I had to buy a jar.
I shared this bottle of yummy hand-made candy with lil’ Ms. GJG. I love that I can also use candy as a learning tool for her (yes, it’s true) I’d point the designs on each candy and would let her repeat it after me. Soon I found lil’ Ms. GJG picking a candy she likes. She’s fond of the grapes, clover, pig and smiley face which were all cute and yummy!
Soon after I posted the photo above on my Instagram some of my co-sweet tooth friends asked where to get them. Then a few days later Made In Candy sent this goody bag full of candies! *jumps up and down the bed*
About Made In Candy:
At Made in Candy (M.I.C.), Candy Artisans sculpt contemporary handmade candies using methods to craft pictures and messages at the center of each candy. Candy- making is performed live to the upbeat music of the latest rock and pop artists in front of eager customers waiting to try a warm and freshly made piece. Friendly CandyMen continually engage customers while the hot sugar forms and is open for everyone to see, smell, and experience. Here, Candy is more than just a sweet delicacy; it’s a symbolic tribute- as well as a perfect gift to bring meaning to someone. A meaning that would actually sweeten any tooth, mouth, and heart.
A range of over forty different designs and flavors of bite-size rocks spread across their retail range. Bouquets of beautiful lollipops small to giant in size sit in vases that will put a smile on both the young and old alike. M.I.C. uses the best quality sugar and specially imported raw materials to ensure our products maintain its strict quality. Natural flavors from Europe are flown for formulation in professional laboratories in Singapore that bring out the best taste in every candy we make. The shop maintains its chic, predominantly black fixtures, with subtle tones of white and yellow to let the colors of the products stand out. You feel as you enter the shop, M.I.C. is not your ordinary candy store.
Cute hand-made rock candies from Made In Candy. Yahoooo! *Insert I Want Candy song by Aaron Carter here*
I have a thing for clover leaf and butterfly, look at how cute they are. There’s fruits too such as orange, apple, grape and lemon.
They also didn’t forget these cute animals.
Christmas candies! Look, there’s a Gingerbread man and a Santa on a sleigh.
A Christmas message and snowflakes too!
With two stores in Singapore, three in Bangkok, M.I.C. now ventures into the Philippines with their first show starting this first week of October at Rockwell’s Powerplant Mall. Located at one of the connecting bridgeways on the second level, come see Candy Artisans create the most delectable, exciting, and beautiful handmade rock candies ever to come to Philippine shores. Their first flagship store in the Philippines will open before the end of the year and will definitely be an exciting addition to the confectionery retail scene in Manila.
So “ROCK” with them in Rockwell from October until December this year and be one of the first to see and taste candy like never before.
I was able to visit their kiosk one weekend, here are a few photos I took.
Arthur Dichavez and Darlene Chua of Made In Candy were so nice to talk us through the art o f candy making. “We make our candies fresh everyday” says Arthur.
I wasn’t able to capture the step by step procedure as I was completely amazed at how the candy artisans create their masterpiece by hand. Yes, mano-mano levels talaga and you’ll see how much effort is put into the candy. So it’s some kind of dugo’t pawis ang puhunan heehee, except there is no blood people!
After cooking & heating the candy (spell glucose, water & whatever secret ingredient heehee), they pull first the candy to achieve a particular texture & size then they cool it at a certain temperature before shaping it.
See the different panel stations? That is where the magic happens and each panel have a corresponding purpose. After the candy’s been pulled they start creating the design. Note that these Singaporean artisans make sure they finish ”sculpting” on a set time or else the candy will harden making it difficult for them to work on it.
Look! The strips of black and white sweets were shaped into a name. Cool!
Thank you Darlene and Arthur of Made In Candy for showing us how your yummy and adorable candy is made.
Visit their kiosk at Rockwell Powerplant mall. Check their Facebook Page for more information.