A Museum of Candy is Coming to New York City
All candy, all day…
Anyone who used to dream about a sweets-filled excursion through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is in for a real treat. The candy-themed restaurant-retailer Sugar Factory announced that they will open the first-ever Museum of Candy in New York City this summer.
Dreams really do come true.
The 30,000-square-foot exhibit in Chelsea dedicated to all things sweet will be the ultimate attraction for candy lovers and ’grammers alike.
After Sugar Factory founder, Charissa Davidovici, and her team noticed that guests and celebrities alike swarmed to take pictures in front of the life-sized Candy Dot wall inside Sugar Factory locations, the idea for the IRL candy land was born.
The Museum of Candy will feature more than a dozen experiential rooms (each with its own theme), a full-service restaurant, a massive dessert marketplace, and an outdoor Sugar Factory café.
“Visitors will be invited to chow down on sweets, pose in front of the world’s largest gummy bear, learn about the history of candy, and watch various treats being made,” Refinery29 reports.
Unlike the Museum of Ice Cream, which was a temporary exhibit in NYC in 2016, the Museum of Candy is expected to be a permanent Big Apple fixture. “New York City is the perfect location to open our first museum, it’s the epicenter of entertainment — we can’t wait to share this concept worldwide,” Davidovici shared.
A second outpost will launch in Los Angeles in 2019, she added.
The candy-centric attraction will open this summer, so it will only be a matter of time before pictures of giant gummy bears will dominate our social feeds.
We feel as happy as a kid in a candy store in anticipation!