The Museum of Candy is Coming to NYC & LA

This Sugar Factory endeavor will feature history, celebs and, most importantly, tastings.

By Ethan L. Johns
February 14, 2018

Image: John Greim/LOOP IMAGES/Getty Images

As if the Museum of Ice Cream wasn’t sweet and colorful enough for you—with its sprinkle pool and litany of Instagrammable moments—get ready now for a brand spanking new museum dedicated to its confectionary cousin, candy.

The Museum of Candy, which is set to open this summer, will be a dream for those with a sweet tooth, and will eventually have three locations, according to the New York Post. It is an endeavor from the folks at the Sugar Factory, that place that sells really sweet fishbowl cocktails to the likes of Kylie Jenner and Drake (there is a tab on the restaurant’s home page titled “Celebrities,” which leads to an encyclopedic list of of every A-, B- and C-lister that has visited).

Its first location will be in Manhattan in a Chelsea church that formerly housed the Limelight, a now-defunct chain of nightclubs that featured every sort of music from rock and disco to goth and techno.

The Museum of Candy will use the 30,000-square-foot space to present the sweet history of candy from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The museum itself will offer candy and dessert tastings, while a space next door will be converted into a food hall and café. Tickets to enter the museum will range in price from $15 to $25.

If this sounds like your sort of thing, it gets even better: prepare yourself for the “world’s largest gummy bear,” DIY candy stations and the brand’s signature sweet cocktails.

A second location is reportedly slated to open in Los Angeles in 2019.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns