A food museum seems like a tricky concept from the outset, as most food is not known for its longevity factor. Candy, apparently, can last longer than most, so much so that The New York Post announces that Sugar Factory will be opening a candy museum in Chelsea this summer.
The NY location will be the first of three eventual candy museums: “The debut location—a 30,000-square-foot space in the former Limelight club, the converted church at Sixth Avenue and West 20th Street in Chelsea—will charge $15 to $25 for admission and display the evolution of the candy industry from the 1900s to the current day.” Highlights will include a gumdrop room, the world’s largest gummy bear, and a dessert-focused café that “will feature more than a dozen dessert stations and candy making. Menu offerings will include homemade pastries, doughnuts, milkshakes and coffee beverages.” A second museum is scheduled to open in Los Angeles in 2019.
Sugar Factory and its sparkly “Couture Pops” have become popular with Kardashian-type celebrities, so we can see how this new museum will easily draw in the tourist crowd looking for something both ostensibly cool and also delicious. But as a family destination, we can’t really imagine a worse circumstance than having kids hopped up on more sugar they’ve likely ever had in their lives in New York City. The prospective horror only rivals that other time some kids went to a famous candy destination: