The Richmond

A largely residential neighborhood, the Richmond is one of San Francisco’s most ethnically diverse districts. This is also where you will find sweets seldom seen outside of their native lands. The best sweets seeking in the Richmond is, in our opinion, to be done in the local markets. … READ MORE


Kona Cacao – Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

On six acres in the strikingly beautiful embrace of Kona’s Hualalai Mountain, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory is ground zero for the Hawaiian tree to bar movement. … READ MORE


Christmas Lights Up Las Vegas

During the holidays, Las Vegas can be one of the most festive places to visit. Enjoy our favorite scenes from our recent mid-holiday trip to Las Vegas. … READ MORE


Magnificent Mile Candy Crawl

Walking along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, you see impressive architecture in the birthplace of the skyscraper. There are stores to spark every desire and fulfill any fantasy — especially those involving candy … READ MORE


Making a Beeline for the Big Island

Arriving at Big Island Bees, stacks of pastel beehives and a jaw-dropping view of Kealakekua Bay greeted us. The charming and then some Big Island Bees Honey and Beekeeping Museum welcomed us with … READ MORE


Sweet Sightseeing in Beverly Hills

This easy walk will take you by many iconic Beverly Hills landmarks as you indulge your sweet tooth. With prices to match the chic neighborhood, these gourmet shops offer some of the most decadent and delicious confections in the world
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Meet Lindt Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja

In Conversations

After starting her working life as a medical researcher, Ann Czaja left the United States in the early 1990s and traveled to Switzerland intending to spend only one year there. Instead, Ann spent the next 14 years learning from the best chefs and honing her skills as a chocolatier … READ MORE

Brian Kito of Fugetsu-Do making mochi

Fugetsu-Do’s Brian Kito

In Conversations

In 1903, confectioner Brian Kito’s family opened Fugetsu-Do Sweet Shop in the Little Tokyo enclave in Los Angeles, California. Just like the neighborhood, Fugetsu-Do endured the forced relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and economic downturns. The shop’s struggles and, ultimately … READ MORE

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In Our Candy Drawer: Dagashi

In Sweets

This time in our candy drawer, we look at three soft candies we tried are all considered types of dagashi — inexpensive candy that is usually sold in an attractive package but pretty much designed for children. … READ MORE