Mar 28, 2013

It's Not to Late To Make Your Easter Chicks Cheerp!

Mar 11, 2013

Victorian Sugar Eggs - coming soon to a class near you!

Victorian Sugar Eggs - coming soon to a class near you! 

Photo courtesy of Sweet Wise

The Easter tradition of making panoramic sugar eggs stems from Victorian days. The eggs themselves were made of sugar, eggwhite and water, and had a peephole on the side. The outside was generally decorated with  sugar-frosted spring flowers and icing. On the inside were miniature idyllic landscapes with hopping bunnies, chicks, eggs, etc. Nowadays, these eggs are pretty hard to find, and those sold are required to have all edible parts, which sets them apart from the traditional ones which created perspective by making use of layers of paper, and little wooden miniatures and paper cut-outs. The eggshell filtered the light which illuminated the tranquil scene inside. 

If you have ever built sand castles on the beach, you too can make sugar eggs. Come join our class, and build your own minature miracle. Sign up here:

When: SUNDAY 24TH at 10:30am -12:30pm
Where : Milagros, 5433 NE 30th Avenue, Portland OR 97211

Victorian Sugar Eggs - coming soon to a class near you!

Mar 8, 2013

Easter Looks Out !

Howdy Chickade's

 Check out these 2 cool upcoming events!

Panoramic Sugar Egg Class
And Free Easter Egg Hunt!

Panoramic Sugar egg class,
a Vegan and Gluten free event!

Sign Up Now! 
space is limited

see form for details!

The Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt At Green Bean Books with Candy Babel Treats!

Date and time of event:  Sunday, March 31st, 10AM & 12PM

Location:  Green Bean Books

Address:  1600 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR  97211

Cost of event:  Free

Is registration required?  Yes

Event Details:

The Green Bean Easter Egg Hunt, presented in cooperation with the most scrumptious store in Portland Candy Babel, is back by popular demand! We'll be hosting the hunt in two sessions this year!

Zero-5 year olds at 10 AM
and 6-10 year olds at 12PM!

An Egg Race will follow the hunt for the older kids!
At 11am, between the hunts, we'll be reading one of our favorite Easter story books and you'll even get to meet a real bunny rabbit and bunny expert too!

Hippity-hop-hop on over! Registration is required! Call 503-954-2354 to register.

Parents start your hunt today at Candy Babel 1237 NE Alberta St. Easter Baskets stuffed with non-GMO treats! Baskets in all shapes and sizes, a Easter treat that wont crack your budget!

Mar 1, 2013

No Whining, WINE GUMS are Back!

Clearing up any confusion on the subject and spreading the word that our stock has arrived!

Wine gums (or winegums) are chewy, firm pastille-type sweets similar to gumdrops without the sugar coating. While generally manufactured from gelatin, at least one winegum brand, Swedish Fish, contains no gelatin; all have their own mixes containing various sweeteners, flavourings, and colourings. Wine gums are popular in Ireland, the United Kingdom, many Commonwealth nations, and several northern, middle European countries and Kuwai.

The gums come usually in five shapes: kidney, crown, diamond, circle and rectangle, and are labelled with six names: port, sherry, champagne, burgundy, gin and claret. The variety of flavors are widely debated, so come try for your self!

At Candy Babel stock both vegan and Old fashioned variety's!


Charles Riley Maynard started his business in 1880 by producing confections in a kitchen with his brother Tom, while his wife Sarah Ann, served the customers. Maynard's candy grew steadily and was launched as a company in 1896. Maynard's Wine Gums were introduced in 1909 by Maynard's son Charles Gordon Maynard. Charles Riley Maynard nearly fired his son on the spot when the junior Maynard came up with the recipe for Maynard's Wine Gums. It took Charles Gordon Maynard some time to persuade his strict Methodist and teetotaller father that the sweets did not contain wine.

According to Cadbury, red and black are the most popular colours. The red flavours are traditionally red berry, strawberry, or raspberry-flavoured in the United Kingdom and cherry in the United States. Black is traditionally blackcurrant flavoured. Limited edition dark-only wine gum issues have occurred, and more recently, a limited "fruit duos" edition was produced with two colours and flavours on each half of the wine gum.

There are two apocryphal stories about the origin of the name.
One is that after hearing a fiery temperance sermon, Maynard the younger decided to market his sweets as an aid to cutting down one's alcohol consumption. Therefore, he called them "wine gums", and labelled them with wine names.
The other story is that Maynard the younger wished to market his candies as being so good that they should be appreciated like a fine wine. Therefore he called them "wine gums" and labelled them with wine names.

Candy Babel brought them P-Town, come in today to savor the flavor!
What else is back you say? 
Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears
Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Gummy Bears 
Semi Sweet Non- Parallels
Mint Cookie Dough Malt Balls
Carmel Robins Eggs
Aero Bars
Good and Fruitys
Honey Licorice
Wax Mustashes