Jack Epstein’s Got Chocolate Covered

Imbued with the creative personality of its owner, Chocolate Covered brims with a selection of chocolate bars so expansive you will be sure to find something you’ve never had before. … READ MORE


Fugetsu-Do’s Brian Kito

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


Meet Lindt Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja

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


Dragon Beard Candy Master Johnny Chin

People from every part of the world come to Montreal’s Chinatown to see Johnny make dragon beard candy — a silky confection once eaten only by emperors. … READ MORE


Lin Geng of CandyLabs talks hard candy

Lin Geng is a young Montrealer who is following his passion. A recent graduate of Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, Lin’s family expected him to look for a job in banking. Instead of crunching numbers, Lin is making crunchy candy. … READ MORE


Montreal’s Divine Chocolatier

Chocolatier Richard Zwierzynski opened Divine Chocolatier in downtown Montreal over 22 years ago, and it’s easy to see why he quickly gained an international following. … READ MORE


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Jordan Almonds – The Delicious Mystery

In Sweets

Since the almond is native to the Middle East, it is easy to assume that the confection we commonly call the Jordan almond originated in Jordan or, at least, the Middle East. However, candy historians generally agree that the Jordan almond is not a Jordanian confection. … READ MORE

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Tucking into Toffee

In Sweets

Toffee is a simple confection that begins with butter and sugar. Since butter and sugar are the stuff of dreams, the appeal of toffee is obvious. But what makes toffee especially exciting is … 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