The particle accelerator might be an ingenious tool for recreating the Big Bang, but it makes tasteless and oddly vortex-like ribbon candy. Enjoy old-fashioned treats with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of candy at Hercules Candy Company in East Syracuse.
Founded over 95 years ago, Hercules Candy Company daringly rescues distressed dessert-cravers with their handcrafted chocolates, ribbon candy, brittles, barks, and assortment of other classic confections. In the joyful tumult of the holiday season, these gentle giants flex their candy-making muscles with an array of wintery and Christmas-themed treats. Tree trimming becomes a tasty task with eight flavors of handmade candy canes ($0.85 each); chocolate spoons complete with mini-marshmallows ($1.75) are stirred directly into frothing mugs of hot milk or used as an advantage in a spoon fight; and stockings are stuffed with a gingerbread pop ($2) or solid chocolate Santa ($2.50–$13.99). Chocolate covered potato chips are individually hand-dipped in milk chocolate or both milk and white chocolate for the truly duplicitous secret agent (both $17.99 per pound). Devoted to maintaining their personal, hands-on approach to candy, Hercules Candy roasts nuts on the premises for sweets like their homemade peanut brittle ($11 per pound) and hand-dips chocolate in a variety of molds such as flowers, sports gear, vehicles, and life-sized presidents.