Dylan’s Candybar may have taken the market in the “Hey! We have everything under the sun!” market, and your local Lawson’s or Family Mart can keep you satisfied with cheap sweets and pocky until you burst. But what neither of these establishments can offer you is a healthy dose of kawaii with a little homemade flair.
The Candy Showtime branch in Omotesando is located on the main shopping street between the Omotesando and Meijijingumae subway stops on the Tokyo Metro lines. You’ll know you’re at the right spot when you see the of young children, couples, and tourists alike dashing back and forth between buckets of candy, ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the cuteness of it all.
Candy Showtime is by no means your average sweets shop. The little round drops of candy are reminiscent of a tiny crystalline dinner mint with their tapered edges and light airy appearance. But upon closer investigation, you will discover something that the person who just walked by will miss out on (something that they will definitely regret later). Each individual piece of candy has a little secret. Embedded in the center of each of Candy Showtime’s sugar drops is a miniature piece of art in the form of a tiny bunch of grapes, a flower, or maybe even a tiny Pikachu face smiling up at you.
How are they able to get these miniature treasures inside their candies? Candy Showtime is happy to show you the process right in front of your eyes in the middle of the store! Gargantuan logs of colorful sugar is rolled out by hand on a heated table down to the miniature bite-size rounds that they will become, all the while the decorative roll in the center becomes smaller and smaller until that little sugar picture is no bigger than your fingernail. The now 7 or 8 foot roll is chopped into tiny drops to be packaged for your consumption. You don’t have to be a child with wonderstruck eyes to find this process incredible and unique.
To keep the fun going, Candy Showtime will have special promotions that last only for a little while. Recently they started making mini Ring Pop-esque candy rings and paired up with Sanrio so you can now have a bag of tiny Hello Kitties or My Melodies! If you are in the Omotesando area doing some hardcore shopping and need a candy break, be sure to step into Candy Showtime Omotesando!
- Address:東京都渋谷区神宮前6-31-15 1F
- GPS:35.6687765, 139.70410590000006
- Web: http://candy-showtime.com/omotesando/
- Monday:11:00 – 20:00
- Tuesday:11:00 – 20:00
- Wednesday:11:00 – 20:00
- Thursday:11:00 – 20:00
- Friday:11:00 – 20:00
- Saturday:11:00 – 20:00
- Sunday:11:00 – 20:00