Whether it’s sherbet bombs, big boss cigars, now-politically-correct fads or American candy corn, everyone has a favourite childhood lolly that’s almost impossible to find in supermarkets.
But forget trawling old-fashioned lolly shops in country towns in search of a single packet of mint patties. There’s a new way to satisfy your retro sugar cravings.
The Candy Shop, which launched this week, is an online lolly shop delivering nostalgic Australian, American and French candy hampers directly to your door – or to the door of someone you care about.
It’s is the brainchild of Elodie Feat, French former editor and stylist who has worked in magazines in the UK and Australia.
Elodie opened the Candy Shop because she wanted to sell artfully-designed and thoughtfully-curated hampers, corporate/wedding favours and candy buffets at an accessible price.
“As a stylist it’s important that our hampers look great and have beautiful packaging, but we also needed to make sure they are affordable,” she says.
The Candy Shop’s hampers cost between $30 and $50, and shipping is $9.99 Australia-wide.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, they’re a great way to show your Dad you care.
Here are a couple of Elodie’s Father’s Day hamper picks:
1. For dads who like their lollies with a big dose of nostalgia, there’s the retro hamper ($30 small, $50 large). This hamper includes fads, wizz fizz, redskins, musk sticks, gumballs, peppermint patties, fantales and other Australian playground classics.
2. For the dad who won’t admit that he enjoys brunch as much as his daughters do (I’m looking at you, Dad), try the $30 brunch hamper.
3. Finally, there’s the American hamper ($35). Perfect for American expats, adventurous eaters and those who just can’t get enough of all things USA.
Browse The Candy Shop’s hamper range and put a smile on the face of someone special today.