New Age Candy
More and more ‘grown up’ candy shops are popping up, and now Sweet Saba joins the mix. This NYC-based candy maker’s creator, Maayan Zilberman, describes it as “a specialty line of candy objects for adults, with stories both inviting and mysterious.” She’s aged the candy up through unusual flavors (e.g. champagne, chili maple, charred mint) and unexpected shapes (e.g. cassette tapes, lipsticks).
Some of her most interesting creations are the crystal candies, which look surprisingly real. Casting the candies off real crystal and rock specimens and making them with natural ingredients, Maayan playfully suggests that the candies may also have healing properties. I’ll take any excuse to eat more candy!