Candy is Magic wins at IACP!

Hi. Hi. Hello.

I am still have tears in my eyes because Candy is Magic, the book I have loved since before it became a book - won an IACP cookbook award yesterday. I'm not sure I can describe this feeling!

Lots and lots of people help make a book and I am very fortunate to have been helped by the best of the best of the best. The award is as much theirs as it is mine. I highly suggest you surround yourself with the best possible people. And then do really fun stuff with those people. 

Order your copy of the AWARD WINNING Candy is Magic here. 


Here's one of my favorite illustrations from the book - a flavor building machine I magicked into life with the help of the one and only Michelle Ott. 


Christmas is just three weeks away! How'd that happen?

We're just a few days into our own Candy Countdown calendar yet Christmas is right around the corner! It's a magical time of year, of course - our neighbors are adding sparkling lights to their front yards, our friends are dropping off sweets, and our mailbox is treating us to Christmas greetings daily. It's true: We love this time of year.

Now, let's get serious: Order candy by December 15 to ensure timely Christmas delivery. Better yet, don't delay. Order now. Then it will show up, you can hide it from your family, then sit back and enjoy the glow of the tree (and all those movies on Hallmark) until it's time to stuff those stockings.

Hooray for Christmas!





QUIN at goop GIFT pop-ups

If you find yourself in NYC, Miami, or Newport Beach and you want to check out a beautifully curated selection of gifts, perfect for giving, then you should probably get yourself to goop GIFT!

  photo by Adrian Gaut

photo by Adrian Gaut

And if you're not in NYC, Miami, or Newport Beach well, you're in luck! goop has a gorgeous online gift guide featuring all sorts of great stuff (including QUIN!) Click here to make all your wildest retail dreams come true. 

goop GIFT pop-up locations and hours:

New York: 

25 Bond Street

New York, NY 10012

HOURS: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

(917) 261-7683


Miami (Miami Design District):

151 NE 41 Street Suite 127

Miami, FL 33137

HOURS: Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

(786) 534-7020


Newport Beach (Lido Marina Village):

3446 Via Oporto Suite 102

Newport Beach, CA 92663

HOURS: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

(949) 612-8461

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

We've been living with our new holiday packaging for months - and we are SO EXCITED to finally be able to share it with you! And while the packaging sure is cute, it's what's inside that really gets us going:

Marshmallow Caramels!
They're caramels that taste like marshmallow! 
With three flavors in every box (plain marshmallow, chocolate marshmallow, and coconut marshmallow) - these sweet treats are crazy good and super festive.


Favorite Fruit Lollipops!
It's a Christmas Miracle! For the first time ever, we're combining our best-selling fruit lollipop flavors all in one box.


And inside BOTH packages with the stellar candy?

 We are totally totally completely IN LOVE with our new holiday activity sheet!

We are totally totally completely IN LOVE with our new holiday activity sheet!

Is it too early to start shopping? We are definitely in the maybe/maybe not camp on that one. 

Yes, Okay! Rosé!

We love how much you love our rosé lollipops. In fact, you love them so much that every time we try to remove them from our line up of available candies we can never really go through with it because we know how upset you'll be. Is rosé here to stay? Probably you guys, probably.

Refinery29 just wrote a little love letter to the magic that is the QUIN rosé lollipop. Check it out by clicking on the image below.


The Tasty Awards

Candy is Magic - our book - is nominated for a Tasty Award!

What an incredible group of fellow nominees. We've still got a little blush to our cheeks.

The good news is this: if you'd like you can go vote in the cookbook category (and so many others) for all your favorites - just click here.

Little Nib!

Super exciting! Another really fun place to find QUIN in Portland - Eb and Bean (yes the great fro-yo place) has opened a little chocolate and confections shop inside their SE Division shop. Little Nib! Locally made chocolates and candy - plus frozen delights. SIGN US UP.

Oh, wait. We ARE signed up. You can get QUIN there!

Here's a little story from Portland Monthly:

(yes, click on the photo)

Cooking from Candy is Magic via Taste

Okay, I'll admit it. When I wrote Candy is Magic I had NO IDEA vanilla bean powder would skyrocket in price making it the world's most ridiculous ingredient. Vanilla (all forms) is crazy expensive right now. It's true. I'm sorry. Our experts tell us prices are supposed to start coming down. PLEASE.


THAT SAID! Read this super great piece from Taste - cooking three recipes from the book and singing the praises of Chocolate Magic Dust forever!