Candy Making + giveaway!♥

by - July 17, 2015

When it comes to sweets, I'm not much of a chocolate or cake person. Growing up, I loved hard candy the most. I would always have some in my bag or when my grandparents ask me what 'pasalubong' I wanted them to bring me home, I often go for hard candies. :)

Nowadays there's a huge variety of candies and one of the best ones I've encountered and tasted is the one from Made In Candy. My sweet tooth just loves the sweet and tangy taste of their rock candies!

A short background about Made In Candy...

"The Candylab (Philippines) Inc., handling Made in Candy (MIC), first made its 
debut in the Philippines in the year 2012, with their first store located at the bridge 
way of the Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. MIC was an idea born 
from the obsession with candies.  

Made In Candy, Asia's first independent candy kitchen. Where everyone's sweet 
desires are met! "

With the awesome Candy Men and Candy Crew! :)

Yes, that's a huge edible lollipop!

Last Friday, they invited me over to their Glorietta 4 stall to do what? To experience making my very own rock candies! ^_^ I got so excited when I received the invite and it was an immediate 'YES!' for me! One of my dream events!

What design did I make? See more below!

Going inside the Made In Candy kitchen gave me a sense of fulfillment, because I would often just watch them make candy from the opposite side of their glass frame. Now, I got to go in! Wow! ^_^

Their kitchen has a minimalism design to it and it somewhat reminds me of a science laboratory because of the measurements and flasks. Oh and the guys making the candy is called CANDY MAN. Doesn't that remind you of Christina Aguilera's song Candy Man? Hehe!

Now to the Candy making!

The rock candy we were tasked to do was the Heart Rock and my best friends Nickie and Lester were my partners in creating it. Of course, it wouldn't have been 99% possible without the Candy Men! Hihihi! I wasn't that suave in making candy and I give so much credit to the guys making the candy, because it's not an easy task! They're experts already, but it takes time to learn it.

You also need to be cautious if the candy is getting to soft or hard while you're molding it, because it might not turn out nice.

Bottle-necking process

These guys made it so effortless to do bottle-necking and stretching the candy to the small size. But when we were doing it... The struggle is REAL! Haha! I had different sizes going on - from super thin to chunky! I had to maintain a certain size and I kept going in different directions! So glad that they were so supportive and patient in teaching us. :)

The cutting part was also another challenge thing...

Our super cute and made with love candy!

There's a certain angle that when you cut the candy, it would look perfect. But there's also a way of cutting it that may lead to sharp edges and this results as a fail batch for Made In Candy. They do this to ensure that safety of the people, especially kids who eat their candy. Imagine having a long sharp candy that can possible poke or hurt your throat when swallowed. I give my kudos to Made In Candy for putting that in consideration, given the fact that their rock candies are handmade. They craft their candy with care!

My best friend Lester did something different with his candy - he formed Nickie's name (Louise) with the excess candy!:) He also made me one!  and the Candy Man in the photo is also making me one too, but a lollipop!^_^

Our finished product!

I was super happy when we finished making our candy and that they allowed me to bring home the huge heart rock candy! =P It's thrice the size of the regular one!

The great thing about Made In Candy is that since they handmade their candies, they can also design and personalize rock candy for any occasion, in any color, in any flavor. So if you want to do giveaways, I think this would be perfect. :)

And in case you're at any Made In Candy branches this July 20, 2015....

They'll be having a Lollipop day, which treats a customer to the Buy 1 Take 1 promo. :) Time get your kids or special someone their favorite candy!

If you're interested in their rock candies as well and want to bring some with you to work or in your bag, here are the different sizes and price range...

35g small jar      =  90php  
70g medium jar  = 150php 
135g large jar     = 260php 
70g foil bag        = 100php 
Lollipop              = 70php 

BTW, I have a giveaway on Instagram that you might want to join! There will be 5 winners and each will get two small jars of everything. :)

Just follow me on IG to see: :)

My very own personalized rock candy with some of Made In Candy's popular designs!:)

My best friends and I had so much fun making our own candy and now whenever I watch the Candy chefs doing their job, I would have a better understanding and appreciation for their craft!:)

Thank you so much, DJ Guinto and the Made In Candy team for inviting us!

Visit them at the following for news and updates:

Powerplant Rockwell- 2/F Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, 
Metro Manila 

*SM Megamall- UG/F SM Megamall, Mega A, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas 
Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 

*Alabang Town Center- New Wing, Alabang Town Center 
Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa 
Metro Manila 

*Glorietta 4- 3rd Level, Glorietta 4, Glorietta 
Ayala Avenue cor. Pasay Road, Ayala Center, Makati 
Metro Manila. 

*SM MALL of Asia- Ground Floor Entertainment Mall  
163-164 Mall of Asia Complex (MOA) 
 Pasay City Metro Manila 


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  1. Wow, how I wish they will also have a store here in Bacolod. Hihi. Candy making seems really fun! It might be a good bonding experience for me and my lil kiddo. Btw, I'm just curious, how did you make your own personalized candy, yung may AVA na name or yung may heart sa gitna. Ang cool lang! :)

  2. I must try this!

    <3 Alex //

  3. Wow that was fun! Even if I was just reading from your blog post. I hope I can try that as well, but Im too far from there. :)


  4. This looks fun, Ava! I can only imagine the arm workout but I think it's worth it. <3


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