Kid in a Candy Store

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  • TV-G
  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (23)

This documentary combines the best of food and travel as host Adam Gertler travels around the United States in search of some of the most unique and unusual desserts and confectionary items available in the marketplace. Every episode introduces the viewer to the creative individuals who come up with such interesting items to satisfy the sweet tooth as ice cream made from red beets and cupcakes that are deep-fried.

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Ooey, Gooey, Chewy
13. Ooey, Gooey, Chewy
May 23, 2011
In Tennessee, Adam checks out the Chattanooga Bakery, where they are updating the traditional recipe for MoonPies. Then in La Porte, Indiana, the American Licorice Company is releasing new Sour Punch Bits that deliver twin bursts of tart in every juicy bite. And finally, discover the sensationally decadent candy bars at Zingerman's Candy Manufactory in Ann Arbor, MI, where gooey handmade nougat is layered with original specialties.
Two For One
12. Two For One
May 16, 2011
Adam discovers bubble gum Mike and Ike candies, Twizzlers Sweet & Sour Filled Twists, and root beer and ice cream Moose Munch at Harry & David.
Candy Kabobs
11. Candy Kabobs
May 9, 2011
Adam discovers gigantic five-pound lollipops, a wide variety of candy covered apples, and frozen key lime pie dipped and served on a stick.
Tropical Delights
10. Tropical Delights
May 2, 2011
Adam Gertler checks out Rainbow Coconut Bars In Lufkin, TX, at the Atkinson Candy Company. Later he rediscovers Bonomo Turkish Taffy bars, a tropical delight that has been out of production for decades. And in South San Francisco, pucker up for a new generation of sour chews at Gimbal's Fine Candies, featuring a medley of twelve tartly sophisticated flavors.
Suckers, Sugar Art, Cotton Candy
9. Suckers, Sugar Art, Cotton Candy
April 25, 2011
Adam Gertler heads to the Charms factory in Covington, TN, to try a carnival classic that is spiked with pucker power to make Tear Jerkers Sour Cotton Candy. In Weymouth, MA, outrageous lollipops made by the sucker specialists at Melville Candy Company taste like buttered popcorn and carrot cake, and look even more bizarre! At Chicago's Alliance Bakery, chocolate is sculpted into realistic driftwood, and molten sugar is blown like glass to build towering works of candy architecture.
Easter Basket
8. Easter Basket
April 18, 2011
For Easter, Adam Gertler is filling his basket with the season's most inventive and indulgent confections. At Vosges Haut-Chocolat in Chicago, untraditional Easter eggs are served with bacon, and the colorful Enchanted Mushroom blends soft dark chocolate and hazelnut with organic Reishi mushroom before it is decorated by hand. In Alpine, UT, see how the skilled decorators at Kencraft Candy create Panoramic Eggs from pure sugar that last for years. And at Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills, discover the ultimate Easter bunny -- standing more than three feet tall!
Whimsical Chocolates
7. Whimsical Chocolates
April 11, 2011
Adam Gertler is on a whirlwind tour through the whimsical world of chocolate. At the Jelly Belly Candy Company, fruit flavored jelly beans take a dip in dark chocolate for the first time, emerging as the new Jelly Belly Chocolate Dips. Go hunting for truffles in Menlo Park, CA, where Sterling Confections mixes candied ginger, pineapple and other exotic ingredients with ganache to create huge triangular truffle bars covered in psychedelic designs. Then in Kansas City, MO, check out Chip's Chocolate Factory, where fudge making takes an acrobatic twist. To perfect his spectacularly creamy confections, the owner uses a paddle to flip his fudge up to 20 feet into the air!
Retro Remix
6. Retro Remix
April 4, 2011
Adam Gertler samples classic confections getting a modern update from unexpected ingredients. An exclusive tour of Tootsie Roll Industries in Chicago reveals the juicy new Pomegranate Tootsie Pop. Visit Gooey Louie in St. Louis, where traditional gooey butter cake is teaming up with fruit, chocolate, caramel and dozens of other fresh ideas. And at Xooro in Glendale, CA, Spanish churros go gourmet. Loaded with rich fillings and rolled in luscious chocolate, Xooro turns out exotic deep fried desserts like tubular Tiramisu and Maple Bacon.
Childhood Favorites
5. Childhood Favorites
March 14, 2011
Adam Gertler is taking a tasty trip down memory lane to see how the candies of his youth are growing up. At the NECCO factory in Revere, MA, Sweethearts break with a century of tradition, rolling out in bold new fruit flavors with brand new phrases. Visit Airheads in Erlanger, KY where the new Xtremes Sweetly Sour Belts stretch for miles. Go behind the scenes at Plush Puffs in Burbank, CA, to learn the gooey secret to making two-pound artisan marshmallows. Then stop at Eclipse Chocolate in San Diego, where Orange Honey Plush Puffs meet chocolate to become decadent Rococo Bars.
Creamiest Confections
4. Creamiest Confections
March 7, 2011
Adam Gertler rises to the top of the dessert menu with ultra-rich, creamy creations. In Waterbury, VT, get the scoop on how Ben & Jerry's is mixing its most outrageous ice cream yet. Taste the new flavor of New Orleans' French Quarter, where Aunt Sally's Pralines puts a dash of Tabasco sauce in its famous Creamy Pralines. Then in Chicago, discover the latest luscious recipe at The Eli's Cheesecake Company: citrus paired with wine in the luxurious Blood Orange Champagne Cheesecake.
Bake, Batter, and Roll
3. Bake, Batter, and Roll
February 28, 2011
Adam Gertler is hot on the trail of some of the most unusual cakes ever to be baked, fried or frosted. Line up at New York City's popular Doughnut Plant, where the traditionally round pastry turns square, made with fresh cranberries and coconut. Or get fired up with the house specialty, the Creme Brulee Doughnut. Take a trip to the Danish village of Solvang, CA to scale the Kransekage, an Old World 16-layer tower of cake that is making a comeback. Then in Monroe, WI, find out how the bakers at The Swiss Colony are remaking traditional red velvet by rolling a 60-foot pastry into a Red Velvet Swirl Cake.
Crunch Time
2. Crunch Time
February 21, 2011
Adam Gertler is sinking his teeth into confections that take crunch to the extreme. In Oakdale, CA, Sconza Candy is premiering their newest crunchy snack: Lemoncello Almonds, inspired by the Italian liqueur and unwraps the secret to its 12-layer jawbreaker called the Bruiser - a baseball sized candy so big it needs a handle. Then there is the sound of the surprising snap of Watson's Chocolates' Sponge Candy, a Buffalo, NY delicacy that rises like dough in copper kettles. Rounding out the crunchy experience is munchable popcorn that tastes exactly like strawberry cheesecake (and over 50 other tantalizing flavors) at Popcorn Girl in Las Vegas.
Sweetly Deceptive
1. Sweetly Deceptive
February 14, 2011
Adam Gertler is unmasking some of the trickiest treats being made from sugar, chocolate and pure imagination. Find out how deceiving looks can be in New York, where Papabubble's artisans handcraft hard candy into creations like toothbrushes, hats and ice cream cones. Order the startlingly sweet pizza and eggrolls at Max Brenner in Las Vegas, the restaurant where chocolate is served at every course; and visit Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank, CA, the bakery that serves up a picnic basket of corn on the cob, watermelon, and hamburgers - all made from cupcakes.
Description

This documentary combines the best of food and travel as host Adam Gertler travels around the United States in search of some of the most unique and unusual desserts and confectionary items available in the marketplace. Every episode introduces the viewer to the creative individuals who come up with such interesting items to satisfy the sweet tooth as ice cream made from red beets and cupcakes that are deep-fried.

Kid in a Candy Store is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on July 11, 2010.

Where to Watch Kid in a Candy Store

Kid in a Candy Store is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kid in a Candy Store on demand at Food Network.

  • Premiere Date
    July 11, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (23)