On Our Bookshelf: The Vintage Sweets Book

As unpretentious as it is beautiful, Vintage Sweets is a collection of traditional candy recipes interspersed with cheerful anecdotes and tips for making cocktails and party treats dedicated to the sweet tooth tribe. … READ MORE


On Our Bookshelf: Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes

We recently dug up a real vintage treasure: the 1957 edition of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes. It is a bit of a nostalgic time capsule. Of course, our favorite section is “Candies and Confections.” … READ MORE


5 Tech Accessories That Go With Us Everywhere

Compared to many people, we travel light when it comes to tech. Beside our mobile phones and computer, here are 5 tech accessories that we use regularly and think you may find useful, too. … READ MORE


3 Days in Montreal

Montreal is a beautiful city, a river island, actually, whose rich heritage and cultural diversity is unrivaled by almost any other North American city. Even so, Montreal remains friendly, with the approachable vibe of a college town. … READ MORE


Candy Makers of Disneyland

Three of the reasons Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth are Candy Palace, Marceline’s Confectionery, and Trolley Treats. All day, every day, these candy shops make some of the country’s best classic American candy. … READ MORE


One Perfect Day in South Kona

From exploring a painted church perched on a volcanic hillside to eating cheeseburgers in paradise, here are six experiences we enjoyed in one sun-filled day in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. … READ MORE


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Candy Wrappers – Sweets & Snacks Expo 2016

In Sweets

The National Confectioners Association’s 2016 Sweets & Snack Expo in Chicago was over 4 acres of 720 confectionery and snack exhibitors and 16,000 attendees from 90 different countries. Here’s our overview. … READ MORE

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Montreal’s Divine Chocolatier

In Conversations

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

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