So you're a candy fan huh? Me too.

Chocolate buttons, lollipops, bon-bons, jelly-beans, gummies, hard-boiled sweets – name a candy and you can probably bet I’m a fan.
Yes, I know, it’s not good. Luckily for me though, my self-restraint is relatively strong, and I am able to keep cravings at bay…most of the time.

Whilst the sweets market is full of a great variety of candy types these days, almost all of them – aside from chocolates – can be traced back to the traditional methods of candy manufacture, which was originally undertaken by master candy craftsmen known as confectioners.
Since the introduction of mass-production factories, these candy artisans have been in gradual decline, which makes the act of witnessing one in action all the more special.

At Papabubble, it is these candy craftsmen and their traditional production methods that are the secret to the brand’s success in more than 30 different countries. Unfolding before the eyes of customers, these confectioners work their magic and effortlessly transform boiled sugar into intricately crafted hard candies with a diameter of 1cm.
These production performances have become a popular form of entertainment, with a video uploaded to YouTube by Papabubble that documents the process having been viewed more than 800,000 times.

To commemorate the 1st anniversary since the opening of Nagoya’s Meieki Papabubble store, there will be a special “Candy-on-Demand” live performance, held by the confectioners at Nagoya Station’s Dai Nagoya Building event space.
During the event customers will be able to challenge the artisans to craft candy into shapes and designs of their choosing.

Unlike Papabubble’s in-store performances, this event will proceed to challenge the staff through the use of simplified limited equipment and a reduced team size of just 2 confectioners. Under these circumstances, the experience, technique and passion of the artisans will be put under the limelight, as they strive to make the customer’s candy dreams come true.

The performances will take place three times a day on a first-come, first-served basis to a group with a maximum of 50 people each time. After setting, the freshly made, warm candy will be placed in a paper bag and sold for a discounted price of 390 yen (tax included).

Papabubble’s “Candy-on-Demand” Golden Week Live Performances

Venue: B1 Dai Nagoya Building, Nagoya Station
Dates: Tuesday 3 May 2022, Wednesday 4 May 2022
Time: 12:00~, 15:00~, 17:00~
*Each session will last for roughly 60 minutes
*Design requests will only be accepted at the 15:00 and 17:00 time slots.

By - Connie Sceaphierde.