Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Yum Candy Fun

Sticky candies with intricate designs and yummy flavours
Yesterday after work I wandered through a mall in Tsim Sha Tsui called K11 which houses the Hyatt Regency hotel. Anyway in the basement floor which connects to the passageway between Tsim Sha Tsui station and Tsim Sha Tsui East, there's a candy shop called Sticky.

It's an Australian company that prides itself on being "highly skilled and dedicated confectioners" who create what look like cute little candies that taste good too.

Rolling some slabs of candy out
At the store you can watch two guys at work wearing gloves, pulling and rolling giant slabs of coloured candy on a heated table.

They weren't doing much when I was there except cutting giant thick strips of candy and putting them on top of each other.

If you watch the video on the website, they make a gigantic roll with several layers and then roll and pull it at the same time to make it a very thin roll that they then cut into long sticks and then chop into bite-sized pieces. Pretty amazing.

What's neat is that there are all different kinds of flavours and designs within the candies, making them great for birthdays, corporate events but also weddings where the newlyweds can give away either candies with hearts in them or even the double happiness Chinese character xi(3) 囍.
Preparing to manipulate some candy on a heated counter

Customers can buy a bag of one flavour, or mixed bag, but they aren't that cheap. A bag of 70 grams is HK$48 ($6.17), while 150 grams is HK$98 ($12.61).

Nevertheless, the taste is not too sweet, though it is 100 percent glucose.

The best part about Sticky? It's tagline is "Love your lollies".

Will do.

Shop B201, B2/F, K11 Mall
18 Hanoi Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
3170 0228

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