Lower Sweet Side Tour

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a walking tour through the Lower East Side of Manhattan and visit some of the best dessert and candy purveyors in the area. This food tour stop at 8 small shops trying various cookies, cakes, puddings and candy that will leave you satisfied and maybe a little sugar buzzed. Tour: Saturday, 3 pm to 5 pm Walk: about 1 mile Cost: $59 Make your reservations through EventBrite. Please follow and like us:

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Chinatown – Manhattan – Aji Ichiban

Aji Ichiban (37 Mott Street) Looking for snacks and candies? Well, this is my favorite place to check out something unfamiliar, unusual and/or interesting. So many different palate pleasers. Like jerky? You can get beef, pork, fruit  and various fish varieties of jerky. If you are up for something unusual they even have jerky cubes for some of the fish. Keep in mind that even my cats wouldn’t eat them, but you never know how you are going to feel about it. And considering you buy by weight here, give something unexpected a try. The section I try something new… Read More

Historic, but not famous

Joseph Mason and Ernest Von Au, “The Candy Men”

Mason and Von Au had a factory that manufactured Mints and Candy Bars as Mason, Au and Mangenheimer Candy in 1885 at #20 Henry Street, at the NW corner of Middagh in Brooklyn. The company was founded in 1864. By 1880 Mason and Au were joined by Emil Zollinger, and the name changed to Mason, Au & Zollinger. Two of their most popular candies were Mason Peaks, a coconut-chocolate combination (like Mounds) and  Mason Mints, a chocolate-covered mint patty (like today’s Peppermint Pattie). Mason also made Dots, a fruit or cinnamon-flavored gumdrop, and Crows, a licorice-flavored gumdrop. Both are still… Read More