When's the last time you walked into a candy shop that was in the process of making candy? When's the last time you walked into a candy shop whose candies weren't mass-produced and sitting on a shelf for months?
In February, I was browsing the web and came across this video below by Stereokroma. I was immediately compelled. I've always been a big fan of shows like How It's Made, I love anything that is handmade and local, and well... look at how beautiful these candies are!
Did you watch it?! Good. Then you're probably waltzing your butt there right now...
The whole process simply fascinated me: to think that these tiny candies begin with a huge hunk of sugar and are rolled down to such a teensy weensy little cylinders, all the while maintaining the design inside is mindblowing. I immediately sent this video to the BF and suggested (OK - proclaimed) WE HAVE TO GO. He ended up surprising me with a visit there a few days later for Valentine's. It didn't disappoint: we left with a lot of candy and it was out-of-this-world delicious. Neither of us have sweet tooths, yet I've already gone back twice since then.
What I love love love about these candies are how you eat them: you taste them for a bit, savour them, love every minute of it, and then bite down into them - and you won't crack your teeth! Because of the way the sugar is stretched and rolled, the candy has tiny little air bubbles that give it this unique texture.
This cute little kitty candy here: it's honey dew flavoured. Those chicklet candies I got for Easter are mango flavoured. Both are not too sweet and not overpowering - just a nice, muted sweet treat.
I think this mix is my favourite at the moment... I can demolish a jar in no time. This is the Cola mix, consisting of Cola, Lime Cola, Cherry Cola, and Root Beer flavours. What makes these candies awesome is the fizzy sensation at the end, just as you'll get when drinking actual Cola.
This mix right here is another fave: it's the sour mix. I LOVE sour candies, and they had me hooked on these from Day 1 - I ate the first batch I bought in 2 days. Do you know what eating that much sour candy does to a tongue?! It rhymes with shmurns a shmole. But it was so worth it - they're are a must-try if you like sour candy and temporary mouth injuries.
Finally, this is a more particular flavour that I am head over heels for. It's the Rose and Lavender mix. Good luck finding that anywhere else! Not only is this mix incredibly beautiful when held up to the light, but the taste of each candy is also incredibly unique. The green ones are Rose flavoured, the Pink ones are Peach Lavender, and the purple ones are Lemon Lavender (my personal favourite.) This is one you may want to try before buying a big batch of - they're very different so they may not be for everyone. Most people I've offered these to did not like the Peach Lavender, which has a very predominant Lavender flavour, but overall, this is an interesting mix worth trying. They make a great palatte cleanser.
So whether you're looking for a unique date idea, bestie hangout, or just want to get your hands on some really one-of-a-kind candy, for yourself or for a SUPER CUTE GIFT definitely stop by Candy Labs. Did I mention they also do custom designs? Yup. They've got so many different flavours, the shop is adorable and smells awesome, and the owners are the sweetest. You'll LOVE this place.
They're right beside Concordia so students, brush them teeth well!
Confisserie Candy Labs
2305 rue Guy
Montréal, QC H3H 2L9