Fresh fudge, decadent chocolates and fruity gummies are just some of the thousands of sweets you can find at Dylan's Candy Bar. (Courtesy Dylan's Candy Bar)
Dylan’s Candy Bar, the boutique candy store founded in 2001 by Dylan Lauren—fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s daughter—is known worldwide for being a fun, fashionable place to shop for sweets. New York City is home to three Dylan’s Candy Bar locations, including its flagship store on the Upper East Side.
Here are some sweet tidbits you might not know about the New York City Dylan’s Candy Bar locations.
1. Dylan’s Raises the Bar
With more than 7,000 confections—from the U.S. and around the world—Dylan’s Candy Bar offers the largest selection of sweets in one convenient location. In addition to jelly beans, gummies, chocolates and more, Dylan’s Candy Bar has several signature collections including; Crayola, Wonder Woman and the luxurious Gold Collection featuring premium Belgian chocolates.
2. Print Your Own 3D Gummies
Create custom gummy candies with Dylan Candy Bar’s exclusive printer that lets customers write their own special messages, upload an image to transfer to gummy-form or select from one of the shop’s 20 designs. Pick the color, flavor, shape and finishing touches.
3. Personalize Candies for Great Gifts or Party Favors
In-store and online, customers can use Dylan’s Candy Bar Design Shoppe computer program to personalize chocolate and lollipop wrappers or various-sized candy containers to be filled with a customized mix of candy or other sweets like chocolate-dipped treats. These make great favors for birthday parties, holidays and other memorable occasions throughout the year.
4. Shop Sweets for a Cause
Among Dylan’s Candy Bar’s signature collections is Dylan’s Candy BarN—a series of sweets where 15 percent of each sale is donated directly to the Dylan’s Candy BarN charity. This granting foundation, created by Dylan Lauren, is committed to supporting animal welfare organizations in need of sponsorship and awareness that help with placing animals in good homes, educating pet owners on proper care and assisting rescue efforts.
5. Find More Than Candy
From fuzzy candy-patterned bathrobes to sweet-covered cell phone cases to plush emoji pillows, Dylan’s Candy Bar offers fun apparel for women and youth, tech accessories, pet dishes and cosmetics—rock candy lip gloss and candy-flavored lip balm to name a few—in addition to all the edible sweet treats.
6. Dylan’s Isn’t Just For Kids
While Dylan’s Candy Bar is kid- and family-friendly, grownups don’t need to have a little one in tow to have a blast at this candy shop. Adults can appreciate the wide selection of nostalgic treats that will take any generation back to a sweeter time. This is a go-to spot for candy from your childhood like Razzles to Wax Lips and Big Hunks to Idaho Spuds. The flagship location in New York’s Upper East Side also boasts a café and bar. Make a reservation for brunch and enjoy savory offerings—burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads and more—while sipping on some cocktails made with chocolate, candy or candy-infused booze.
7. Host Your Next Soiree at Dylan’s Candy Bar
From special birthdays to bachelorette parties, corporate functions to baby or bridal showers, Dylan’s Candy Bar is the fun, festive space to have a memorable bash. Customized favors, delightful décor, yummy desserts and so much fun are on the agenda at an event in Dylan’s Candy Bar. Can’t make it to the bar? The company can bring the treats to you, as Dylan’s Candy Bar also caters events.