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Candy. I want it, you want it, dare I say we all need it. And while the sweet world of sugar is vast, not all candy is created equal. L.A. Weekly, along with our friends Candy Kingdom, has curated the perfect box of sugary sweets to delight your palate and make even the bad days good again! 

Featuring a sweet note from Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin, each Candy Kingdom Candy Box contains: 

Miami Sweet by Candy Kingdom

Miami Sweet by Candy Kingdom is a sprawling candy dreamland with over 20,000 sq ft of mega-sized fun to explore! This immersive in-person experience features twelve incredible rooms – each with their own adventure and vibe, ready to be the backdrop of the perfect selfie. 

The Candy Queen herself, Jackie Sorkin, is the creator Miami Sweet & CEO of Candy Kingdom (formerly Hollywood Candy Girls), a retail sweet shoppe and fun foods catering and event production company located right here in Los Angeles. Jackie & her work have been featured in Cosmopolitan, LA Times, Forbes, People, and countless other publications. She is known globally for her Candy artistry and creates incredible pop art portraits, sculptures, and immersive experiences all created from CANDY! Some of her clients include Oprah, Katy Perry, The Kardashian’s, Justin Bieber, Disney, FOX, Sephora, and many others who Love her whimsy style and unique creations.

L.A. Weekly’s Candy Box is sponsored by the queen, and features a curation of all her favorite sweet treats! 

www.miamisweet.com

Milk Bar

Milk Bar is a Los Angeles sweet staple, and its sugary goodness has spread throughout the country in the form of shippable baked goods, cookbooks and more! In fact, their aches are my staple for sending birthday cakes to loved ones who live out of state! If you’re looking to impress, their cookies and cakes will make you the MVP of any occasion. 

“Milk Bar is a sweet (and occasionally savory) shop that’s been turning familiar treats upside down and on their heads, shaking up the dessert scene since 2008,” explains the company. “Bon Appétit magazine called us ‘one of the most exciting bakeries in the country.’ But you can literally just call us Milk Bar. We’re not big on feeding the hype beast. But we’re super into feeding our flavorful treats to those who crave the unexpected.”

https://milkbarstore.com

 

Raquel’s Candy

Voted Best Candy Store in Los Angeles four years in a row by Los Angeles Downtown News, this family-owned shop located in the heart of the Piñata District has been a pioneer in the Hispanic Product Industry since its opening in 1982.

 

“Our parents imported products like Jarritos and Lucas when no one knew what they were. My father would fill up his van in Mexico and drive it around California while my mother and he sold the products. Then once he finished that load he would return to Mexico and load up again. We’ve sure come a long way since those days!” says company president Christopher Luna. “At Raquel’s in the Piñata District our mission is to always provide a fun and entertaining environment for both our customer and our employees; dedicating the utmost customer service from a friendly staff who offers premium products for all your party needs.” 

https://raquelscnc.com

 

Abx

AbsoluteXtracts Cannabis Gummies are made with premium ingredients, real fruitflavors, and pure THC cannabis oil. Vegan and gluten-free, no artificial colors or flavors. Small batch crafted to ensure consistent quality. 5mg THC/piece, 20 pieces, 100mg THC total. 

ABX continues to lead in creating safe, consistent and reliable cannabis products for daily convenience and relief.

www.abx.org/gummies

 

 

 

Card Assassins

Card Assassins is not your average card game. It’s played at all times, behind the scenes. It’s perfect for group trips, competitive roommates, backstabbing co-workers or courageous families. Assassinate your targets by getting them to say one of your Kill Words, any way you can.

https://stellarfactory.com/products/card-assassins

 

 

 

 

Surf Sweet’s Delish Fish

Organic DelishFish® is the perfect candy for all ages! It’s fun fish shape and deliciously sweet flavor make it a tasty snack for road trips, movie nights, or even as a lunchbox surprise. It’s easy to get hooked on Surf Sweets DelishFish®!

The best part is that you can enjoy every bite worry-free! DelishFish® candy is sweetened with organic cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup, we use plant-based colors and organic natural flavors. They’re even Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher, and Vegan – a treat for special diets!

surfsweets.com/products/organic-delishfish

Belgian Boys Chocolate Caramel Cookie Tarts

These Cookie Tarts start with a crunchy, buttery cookie base that is covered in a layer of caramel and topped with chocolate. They’re individually wrapped, which makes them easily shareable and portable. These treats are made in France with real butter, real sugar and the ethos of indulgence baked right in.

A scrumptious combo of smooth caramel with rich Belgian milk chocolate and a perfectly sweet, perfectly buttery shortbread cookie, these are delicious cold and straight out of the fridge!

www.belgianboys.com

 

Hu Products Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate

A cozy combination of rich Hu dark chocolate and festive fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cue the flannels, hayrides, and pumpkin patches.

“When we first realized we needed to “Get Back to Human,” we were in the same place a lot of people are today,” explains this delicious brand. “We tried to live a “healthy” lifestyle — avoided junk food, exercised, read some labels — but we knew we could feel and perform better. Inspired by Jordan’s extensive health and wellness readings and self-experiments and Jason’s successful battles with auto-immune disease, co-founders Jordan Brown, Jason Karp, and Jessica Karp wanted change. Jordan hung up his corporate suit and immersed himself in all things nutrition and food. The trio experimented and researched the gut-brain connection, the causes of systemic inflammation, and the impact of certain foods and additives on our health, immunity, and performance. When all was said and done, the answer was pretty clear: replacing weird, industrial ingredients with simple, healthier ones was the key to thriving, not just surviving. Motivated by their health and wellness learnings, they set out to create a food brand that brought to life their newfound passion and human-centric philosophy.”

https://hukitchen.com

American Licorice Company – Red Vines

One of our favorite nostalgic candies, RED VINES is a fat free, low sodium, Kosher & Halal certified candy. Perfect for eating solo or sipping as a straw, these timeless classics belong in every candy bundle! Pair this classic red licorice with chips or other salty snacks for the perfect cold-weather snack. We think they’re great for adding to your pantry or tossing in your purse or backpack for on-the-go snacking! 

https://shop.americanlicorice.com/

 

 

 

 

American Licorice Company – Sour Punch

Did you know that they have limited-edition holiday flavors for every season? From Sour Punch Spooky Straws – featuring fun packaging and 3 frightfully fruity flavors: Apple, Grape, and Tangerine – to Sour Punch Santa Straws – featuring two bright and fruity candy flavors: Apple & Berry – and even Artic Straws – a burst of blended fruit candy flavors: Frozen Flurry, Arctic Avalanche, Green Glacier & Polar Plunge – the sweetness never ends!

Our favorite Sour Punch product is the Sour Punch Bites. Soft and chewy, the bag they sent us was gone in about three delicious minutes. Try the Rad Red pouch – you can thank us later!

https://shop.americanlicorice.com/

 

American Licorice Company – Aprati

We love some good hard candy and Aprati has a permanent spot in our candy pantry. 

This brand includes: 

MOCATI Coffee Hard Candy – Your morning latte or mid-afternoon shot of espresso is the sweet reward that helps you get through a long work day. Now you can enjoy this well-deserved indulgence any time of day with café-inspired Mocati™ hard candy. Each 9oz bag is filled with an assortment of hard candy in rich, satisfying coffee flavor blends, including Caramel Macchiato, Mocha Mint and Espresso.

FRUTATI Assorted Fruit Hard Candy – You like a little adventure, especially when it comes to food. Indulge your adventurous palate with the unique flavor blends of FRUTATI assorted fruit flavored hard candy. Each 9oz bag is filled with a delicious mix of East-meets-West fruit fusions, including Blueberry-Yuzu, Green Apple-Mango and Pineapple-Passionfruit.

https://shop.americanlicorice.com/

American Licorice Company – Torie & Howard® 

Torie & Howard® Original Assorted Chewie Fruities® come in both original and sour. Organic, non-GMO and chock full of Vitamin C, it’s a guiltless candy that we just can’t get enough of!

https://shop.americanlicorice.com/

 

 

 

 

Splat – Developlus

Maintain and increase shine with Splat Conditioning Gloss Masque. Deep conditioning treatment with glossing effects adds shine while nourishing your strands, making hair easy to manage. Perfect for a boost of added shine or as a pick-me-up for dull hair. 

Ideal for all hair types, Developus can be used daily or as a gloss and conditioning treatment. 

https://splathaircolor.com/

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