Although candy often resembles animals, science still maintains that you can't catch a swedish fish with a gummy worm or raise a Peep on circus peanuts alone. Celebrate candied curiosities with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of dipped desserts, smoothies, and fresh-squeezed lemonade at Swirl Candy Apple Co. in Canoga Park.
Swirl’s signature candy apples preside over a delectable assembly of hand-dipped frozen desserts, each fashioned on the spot by an amicable band of confectionery craftsmen and rendered in 2-D on the menu. Fresh apples swath themselves in a luscious layer of caramel before salaciously submerging into one of 21 imaginative mixes, each bursting with flavorful blends of toasted nuts, marshmallow puffs, and crumbled cookie chunks ($3.85–$6.55). Frozen bananas ($3.75), frozen cheesecakes ($4.75), and hand-dipped ice-cream bars ($3.75) armor themselves in a selection of pure gourmet chocolates from Guittard and Ghirardelli before strapping on a robust candy shell that can only be broken by the ardent chomp of an enchanted, determined sweet tooth. The refreshing zest of fresh-squeezed lemonade ($3.95) enlivens arid throat-slides, and ice-blaster smoothies ($4.25) make for a tasty frosty treat or makeshift dipping sauce for Swirl’s chocolate-swathed strawberries (approximately $1.50 each). In all, the staff proffers a selection of 21 candy mixes in honor of the age one must be to legally consume more than one type of chocolate at a time.