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MSP: Sponge Candy?

jillbcooks Jan 11, 2009 01:55 PM

Anybody know any places in the Twin Cities to buy sponge candy. I have attempted to make it, but cannot achieve the right aeration in the burnt sugar part. I found a place that makes seafoam, but it was dense and very hard--not at all what I am looking for.

Thanks!

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  1. MSPD RE: jillbcooks Jan 11, 2009 04:02 PM

    Can you elaborate a bit? Is this the yellow honeycomb-like stuff covered in chocolate?

    If so, Regina's on St. Clair at Fairview in St. Paul has it. That's really a wonderful shop in general.

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      jillbcooks RE: MSPD Jan 11, 2009 07:41 PM

      yes, yellow honeycomb. where I grew up (buffalo, ny), the yeallow part if maybe 2 inches by 2 inches and dipped in chocolate. I will give Regina's a try. Thanks!

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        MSPD RE: jillbcooks Jan 12, 2009 06:19 AM

        OK...how was I so lazy? Photo below courtesy of www.spongecandy.com For some reason, I wasn't mentally putting two and two together.

        Anyway...indeed, Regina's has this. I'm not an expert on sponge candy but I enjoy it there and hope it's what you're looking for. Let us know how they rate.

        On a side note, when I'm in Canada, I eat a ton of Cadbury "Crunchie" bars which is basically the same thing. Addicting.

        (And if you go, don't pass up the toffee at Regina's)

         
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        diesel RE: MSPD Jan 12, 2009 01:36 PM

        Yes, Regina's has it in the dry months, but they don' t make it during humid months because it doesn't turn out. (I worked there as a teenager. Yes, it was the best. job. ever. Well, the eating candy all the time part was great at least.)

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        weijus RE: jillbcooks Jan 12, 2009 09:22 AM

        You can also try Candyland, I had some sponge candy there (St. Paul) a few months ago and it was good! They've got locations in downtown Minneapolis and in St. Paul on Wabasha by Macy's.

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          Quince RE: jillbcooks Jan 12, 2009 03:01 PM

          I think, along with the other posters, that Regina's is probably the best place for sponge candy, but I just wanted to say that I don't think it's that hard to come by...you can get a big bag of it at Fleet Farm for a few dollars, although it's not the best quality. I had a tub of it from a grocery store in Spring Grove, MN or somewhere nearby. It was labeled "fairy food".

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            Ummm RE: jillbcooks Jan 12, 2009 05:16 PM

            you know now that you mention it, i've never seen them around here but it's very common in australia where i used to live - though we don't call the sponge candy.

            here's a pic of the cadbury crunchie:
            http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2...

            yum.

            1. cheeseguysgirl RE: jillbcooks Jan 13, 2009 01:28 PM

              There's a confectioner in The Galleria in Edina who sells it-- I bought it for CG not too long ago. I cannot remember the name of the place, but I am sure someone here will know it.

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