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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. 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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    1. re: MSPD

      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!

      1. re: jillbcooks

        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)

         
      2. re: MSPD

        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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        1. 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.

          1. 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".

            1. 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.