Remember Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”?  It became so popular that it was made into a movie (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder ) in 1971.  And just a few years back, Johnny Depp took on the role of the eccentric chocolate manufacturer in the remake that unfortunately bombed in the tills.  But no matter how poorly it was adapted on screen, the movies still left us with a good picture of how it is to be in a world surrounded by sweets.

I’m really not a candy or chocolate fanatic.  I do prefer white chocolate to milk. And my  favorite chocolate bar is made mostly of  honeycomb that melts in the mouth–VIOLET CRUMBLE! I’m having a diabetic seizure  just by thinking of it 🙂  But when I chanced upon DYLAN’S CANDY BAR at the Florida Mall in Orlando, I was hooked!

Dylan’s Candy Bar is the brainchild of Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan Lauren.  Here’s an example of a girl who didn’t want rest on her father’s laurels so she made a name for herself by starting her own brand.  She did learn a thing or two from Daddy. The store’s interior triggers a multi-sensory experience and screams Americana all throughout.  You can find all kinds of candy  (7,000 kinds from al over the world) inside the store in neat packages and containers.  What I liked most  was that there were other non-candy products being sold too — t-shirts, rainboots, bags, earrings etc.  There’s also a delicious line of skin products — chocolate/candy-flavored lotions, cupcake body cream and ice cream sugar scrub.

This year, the world’s largest confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand that is Dylan’s Candy Bar, has partnered with CLAIRE’S (retailer of fashionable accessories for girls).   News has it that the collaboration will include  gumball necklaces, nail polish , lip gloss and tech accesories among others.  The best part is that everything will cost under USD16 (0r roughly Php660)!  Imagine having a cupcake or a candy bar phone case — Delectable!

 A lot of big name celebrities are fans of this brand.  Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Kylie Jenner — to name a few.

My own collection includes a tote bag, slippers, shirts, mints in cute aqua canisters etc.  I’ve also tried her body cream and sugar scrub.

Of course, the BQP didn’t miss a chance to visit the store during her last trip to Los Angeles.  The brood spent a good hour inside Dylan’s Candy Bar at THE GROVE on Third and Fairfax.  Hubby A bought a dozen chocolate bars and the Queen bought some sweet merchandise too. The little diva cried when it was time to leave.

The store hasn’t made it to the Manila yet but we do have Claire’s here already.  The BQP will surely check out Claire’s to see if they carry Dylan’s newest items.  ‘Will keep you posted ROYALS!



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    1. Make sure to visit this store in your future trip REG! You and Aly will love it for sure! We visited Claire’s over the weekend. I’ll report our finds in the next post. Keep reading! 🙂

  1. BQP!! Your writings are always happy reading! They are so enjoyable/substantial to read- on fashion, food, travel, family, values, parenting. And sobrang ganda always the photos! You’re such a great creative writer! You’re a gem of a person, gem of a writer! Hundreds will agree! Happy Easter!

    1. Thank you for the encouragement Dean! Writing has always been a part of my life. One mom told me the other day how my “Raising Readers” post affected her so much that she took her daughter to the bookstore the very next day. It’s a challenge to come up with articles that are meaningful and at the same time write posts that are lighthearted and easy reads. I will learn as I continue on this journey….I hope that you and my other readers will learn alongside the BQP 🙂

  2. Super sweet heaven! Your steals look sumptuous and the kids look like they had a blast! I can already hear Kate asking me to check out Claire’s for those delish nail polishes. Love the post!

    1. Yes, they literally had a blast! The two found a candy corner with toy guns and other knick kncaks and started shooting at each other inside the store!…Candies, toys, kids, what do you expect?:)… I’m sure Kate will love Dylan’s stuff… and so will you. 🙂

  3. This post should’ve come with a warning for all with a sweet tooth! I think I just died and went to candy heaven.

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