Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with “nature’s candy”—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn’t want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Celebrate man’s triumph over nature with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hand-made candies and custom confections at Papabubble.
In Papabubble’s science-lab-style confectionarium, eyeballs can watch proto-candies get mesmerizingly twisted into stock treats, such as heart rings and lollipops, and inventive custom shapes, great for wedding favors, company logos, or the custom Abe Vigoda lollipop you’ve always dreamed of (custom shapes must be special ordered). Customers are welcome to sample the candy at various states of completion, from hot and soft to the decidedly harder finished product. Candy jars (small $14.50, large $25) and bags ($5) can be filled with a many-hued multitude of flavors, including caramel-filled apple, fizzy soda pop, and blends such as lime + salt + chili. A colorful, fruity lollipop (small $4, medium $7, large $15) can fill the empty hand of a British boy who wears a bonnet. For a cornucopia of sweet, try the i (heart) NY mix, which represents all five boroughs, or the fruit mix (both start at $5 for a 60-gram bag).
Papabubble offers custom candies to send a personal message without hiring a skywriter or snipping letters from newspapers. Shapes, from toothbrushes (starting at $20) to frighteningly lifelike animals (starting at $25), can be safely destroyed by human chompers, and large lollies can be inscribed with an “I love you” or “I love reading books written by professional athletes” (starting at $20).
Papabubble was featured on the Martha Stewart Show:
Papabubble was featured in the New Yorker, and Time Out New York named Papabubble a Critics’ Pick. More than 55 Yelpers give it a four-star rating. > * There’s something transfixing about watching molten sugar being turned into beautiful goo, and then kneaded and pulled into colorful canes that a Venetian glassblower would be proud to claim. – Patricia Marx, New Yorker > * We immediately devoured our passion fruit–cherry-and-watermelon bauble whose grown-up, intense flavors trumped a Ring Pop’s. – Helen Yun, Time Out New York
380A Broome St.
New York, New York 10013Get Directions