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May 3, 2014 01:53 AM

Any local LA candy makers?

Basically I love candy and want something a bit healthier/less of a sugar bomb than skittles and all that stuff. No chocolate please, I'm talking straight candy!

Any suggestions?

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  1. it's not "candy" but Little Flower Candy Co. in Pasadena makes caramels and marshmallows.

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    1. re: trolley

      also, Good Eggs will deliver their stuff to you and you can consolidate your candy order with other things to get free delivery.

      1. re: cls

        Love Fugetsu-Do, but does mochi really count as candy?

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Look. Any excuse to get another person to patronize Fugetsu-Do is acceptable. Let's not parse this too finely. :)

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Japanese confectionery (their words.) Sweets are a bit different in Japan, so in some circles that counts as candy. It sounded like a decent rec. considering the OPs "healthier" requirement.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              I'd rather eat mochi form Fugetsu-Do than most of my favorite candies.
              So wonderful.

              1. re: latindancer

                I'd rather eat mochi from Fugetsu-Do than most things sweet (except maybe gelato).

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  How is it different from the mochi from trader joes. Only type I've had. Same general deal finer ice cream?

                  1. re: jessejames

                    I believe, not having been, that they do not sell ice cream mochi, but the kind with different fillings like bean paste.

                    1. re: TheOffalo

                      Ok thanks for tip. Not my bag but glad it is appreciated. I like the mango ice cream ones

                    2. re: jessejames

                      The mochi ice cream is a different animal and it was created by a lady at Mikawaya (another mochi place with several branches) who passed away a couple of years ago. There is another brand Maeda (something like that). Incidentally Trader Joes doesn't carry all the Mikawaya flavors. Fugetsu-Do is the oldest mochi/manju place (over 100 years old), but I think the most "old school" place is Sakura-ya in Gardena. Two brothers well into their 60's make the stuff daily. There have been rumors a few years ago they were going to retire. About a year ago I talked to one of them and he said they were kind of used to the routine and wasn't sure if and when they would retire.

                      1. re: Feed_me

                        Thank you. Ice cream mochi is a nice treat. Once u pop u can't stop.

              1. re: chez cherie

                I was going to mention Logan's too, but the OP sounded like they wanted candies that were less sweet and not chocolates either. Technically, Sees even makes non-chocolate candies like their lollypops, mints that melt, etc.

                1. re: Feed_me

                  i referenced them for the ribbon candy ( a dying art).

              2. not exactly what you asked for, but these outfits will deliver candy and other goods to you through Good Eggs. you can consolidate your order at Good Eggs in order to avail yourself of their free delivery option.




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