25 Mar2013

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Nostalgic hand-made artisanal candy for a fraction of the cost of Pappabubble baubles I wrote about two years ago, here. “Made in Candy” have had a stall in the Rockwell Mall in Makati since the Christmas holidays but they were crawling with folks at the time, so I only managed to drop by their visually arresting stall the other day… I loved it! With small bottles like the one above filled with a wide assortment of candy designs and flavors, for just PHP250, compared with the nearly PHP600 for a similar bottle purchased in New York from Pappabubble, I thought it was a relative bargain. They actually make the candy before your eyes, and its fascinating for kids and adults to watch and see them design, handle, pull and cut the treats.

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“Made in Candy” is an unusual name (I thought it must have been a Japanese parent company with an unusual english name) but it turns out it was a company started in 2009 in Singapore, according to their website, here. Each piece of candy sports either a fruit, a saying or other design made entirely with candy, food color and intense fruit flavor. They really are quite spectacular.

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Of course I couldn’t resist getting a few pouches filled with candy with little piggies as the design and grapefruit as the flavor. These small pouches were PHP100. If you haven’t seen or heard of “Made in Candy” before… drop by their stall at the Rockwell Mall in Makati. These candies would be the perfect Easter Egg hunt candy giveaways. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. PITS, MANILA says:

    child to child: oooooh, candy!!!

    Mar 26, 2013 | 6:00 am

     
  2. Natie says:

    Now, if only the pigs were RED, they could be Zubuchon’s “relatives”…beautiful candies!

    Mar 26, 2013 | 7:58 am

     
  3. ami says:

    These looks like the small cute erasers I had as a kid.

    Mar 26, 2013 | 9:03 am

     
  4. Andrea says:

    wow! thanks for sharing this! i’ve read your feature about Pappabubble, and i tried going there last year but wasnt able to.. now i can have those candies!

    Mar 26, 2013 | 9:07 am

     
  5. ja says:

    good idea for Easter Sunday. My pamangkin will love this :)

    Mar 26, 2013 | 9:30 am

     
  6. loony says:

    thanks for this review, mm, perfect timing! will try to drop by with my folks from out of town since we’ll be in that area this week. :)

    Mar 26, 2013 | 9:31 am

     
  7. Kasseopeia says:

    Maybe they can make packs and packs of the Zubu piggy to be given away at the stores? That would be a real treat! =)

    Mar 26, 2013 | 9:45 am

     
  8. Grace says:

    Someone shared a jar here in the office and we enjoyed picking out the different flavors and designs. They’re like the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans in Harry Potter. By the way, I hear you could actually have the candies customized for your business or a special occasion.

    Mar 26, 2013 | 11:34 am

     
  9. Blaise says:

    I almost got them as a supplier for customized candies in our company event, but we got their competitor instead :) Yes, they can customize designs for a minimum amount of order. Made In Candy is a Singapore franchise, I think.

    Mar 26, 2013 | 11:42 am

     
  10. Marketman says:

    Blaise, may I ask who is their competitor so I can ask for a quote from both? Thanks.

    Mar 26, 2013 | 5:59 pm

     
  11. ling says:

    i sooo love their candies, but then, they only have 1 shop, so kailangan pang pumunta ng rockwell … ;)

    Mar 26, 2013 | 6:55 pm

     
  12. ConnieC says:

    That would be fun getting a customized zubu candy after a piggy meal! A minty or lemony, or even a tamarindy flavor would be nice.

    Talking about customized treats, hubby and I scoured the Metro DC area years ago for a vendor who would customize fortune cookies for his class reunion. Luckily we found one. Stuffed with individual limericks describing traits about his classmates, the cookies were distributed after a crabfest. The classmates would shout what they read to each other between roars of laughter. It was surely a great hit, one they would be remember and talk about for a long time.

    Mar 26, 2013 | 8:37 pm

     
  13. EbbaBlue says:

    Yes, MM, a give away Zubu piggy candy, tamarind or daranghita taste will be a hit. Also coconut’y flavor? A great “pangpaalis umay” after eating the Zubuchon.

    Mar 26, 2013 | 9:04 pm

     
  14. natie says:

    That’s what I meant when I said “Red Piggies”..they could be Zubuchon’s after-meal mints, like the Chinese Fortune Cookies, or the sliced oranges the Chinese restaurants give after meals…a touch of je nais se qua, or a little “sumthing-sumthing”..

    Mar 26, 2013 | 10:50 pm

     
  15. Andrea says:

    @ Blaise – may I also have the competitor’s contact number, please? Thank you.

    Mar 27, 2013 | 10:13 am

     
  16. faith says:

    I think their competitor’s name is twisted candy in robinsons galleria

    Mar 27, 2013 | 12:45 pm

     
  17. Madel says:

    My cousin Margarette had given me a bottle. Nice presentation and taste good.

    Mar 28, 2013 | 4:16 pm

     
  18. kikas_head says:

    Yup, Twisted Candy is great. http://www.facebook.com/twistedcandyph

    Mar 28, 2013 | 10:07 pm

     
  19. Mike De Guzman says:

    these would be great as gifts and as portions of party loot bags!

    Mar 29, 2013 | 2:44 pm

     
  20. Blaise says:

    Hi Marketman, sorry for the late reply. I got the services of Twisted Candy, which is based in Robinsons Galleria (3rd floor). You may reach them at 09178722639 or 09338722639.

    Mar 29, 2013 | 8:47 pm

     
  21. Blaise says:

    Erratum: it should be 09328722639 for Twisted Candy.

    Mar 29, 2013 | 8:48 pm

     
  22. Marketman says:

    Thank you Blaise. :)

    Mar 30, 2013 | 9:17 am

     
  23. Betchay says:

    Happy Easter to you MM and your family and to all marketmanila readers!

    Mar 31, 2013 | 10:32 am

     
  24. Maki says:

    At first I thought they were polymer nail art tubes, upon reading I realized those are real candies… lol

    Apr 1, 2013 | 8:30 am

     
  25. Lynne-Enroute.com says:

    I gotta admit. Those intricate illustrations on the candies are quite impressive.

    Never saw this in Rockwell before. Guess we haven’t been in that area for quite some time.

    Apr 2, 2013 | 3:49 pm

     

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