Candy Babel

candybabelsquareGood things come in small, sweet packages–as proved by this 240-square-foot sugar shack on NE Alberta. Owner/head sweetie Amani Greer oversees her internationally-sourced stock with a gimlet eye, even importing Haribo gummies from Germany to avoid the high fructose corn syrup pitfalls of the American version, and her sampling motto is one I can definitely get behind: Try everything. Sensitive to a variety of dietary needs, she has candies that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and cholesterol-free, and she even makes her own cotton candy daily, producing ethereal organic, kosher, free-trade, no-GMO fluffballs in flavors like cardamom, coconut and watermelon. How Portland!