Archive for the ‘*Sweet Enchantment’ Category
Colorful rock candies are all the rage in Singapore! The fruity, sweet and sour titbit originated in Blackpool, England, but has caught on with those with a sweet tooth here. To date, Sweet Enchantment at VivoCity is the first and only rock candy shop that specializes in the technique of sugar moulding using all natural extracts. Beetroot is used to get red as seen in this bottle of candy! As for green and orange, spinach and carrots are used respectively. Currently, there are about 30 flavors which are categorized into 4 key themes: Fruity, Floral, Afternoon Tea and Happy Hour. Sweet Enchantment offers customization of candy for various events and occasions to suit individual preferences and needs! A draw of Sweet Enchantment is its open concept: At its outlet, passers-by are free to watch the pulling of candy three times on weekdays and fives times on weekends.
Live Candy Making Session! We are making Lemon flavored rock candies! :D :D :D
Workers first boil a huge pot of sugar at 150 degrees celsius. The boiling pot of candy mix is then poured onto a metallic counter.
I spot a air multiplier fan! I guess it is used to speed up the cooling process of the candy mix.
The candy mix is then separated into the three different colors.
Left to cool! We will come back to you later! :P
I was supposed to tie my hair up but didnt have any rubber bands with me so I tucked it in. Smart right! Had to don these gloves too! Gimme a hat and I’ll do a Michael Jackson for you.
Maya helped me with the green rubber gloves. Don’t wanna burn my hands!
Wheeeee! Excited! So many people watching! *shy* LOL!
Lolliologist Wen Yao is teaching me how to pull the dough. It looks easy but it’s not because it’s kinda heavy. Imagine having to do this repeatedly until the dough has a nice silky shine!
The very eloquent Maya explaining the candy making process to the crowd!
We are gonna make triangles, or triangular prisms, to be accurate!
Cutting the yellow orange candy mix up into seven pieces to form seven triangular prisms!
YEAH. I CAN HAZ SHORT HAIR. OMG.
They managed to find a rubber band for me! Guess nobody wants to eat hairy sweets.
Wen Yao teaching me how to mould these into triangular shapes! “Press here.. Press there.. Everywhere press press.. Ta-dah!” Of course he didnt say that.
We passed our triangles to the other lolliologist (oops I don’t know his name) for him to refine them further.
YO! I’m working it like one of them! LOLOL.
Phew! It’s seriously not as easy as it looks! If only we had macro lens, confirm can see beads of perspiration on my forehead!
And now we need to mould the white candy such that each piece is roughly of the same length and width as the triangles!
Kneading and moulding is fun fun fun! :P
All of the seven pieces have to be of the same size for the entire thing to fit nicely!
Nice right! The orange color looks so enticing!
I invited readers who are on my facebook page to join me in this candy making session. Due to space constraints, I had to randomly select just one reader and here’s a very happy XY! :D
Wen Yao took over for a while in order to wrap the outer layer.
XY couldn’t stop smiling to herself when the two cute lolliologists taught her how to roll the candy. Hehe :P
Wrapping the final layer! It is red right? The final product is actually yellow! Cool beans!
I bet this thing weighs a tonne! Throw at people confirm die one.
Ok watch this closely! Wen Yao is squeezing out one end which will be discarded later. WHAT?! Yes. Throw away.
Notice that it’s orange at the bottom and yellow on top as its being pulled?
Pull and pull and pull! Looks easy right? It’s not! A lot of strength is required here!
And.. The pulling continues..
XY giving eye power and hand power. Ok just kidding! Somebody needs to hold onto the candy roll while our lolliologist does the pulling.
Finally! Cylindrical tubes of lemon candy! Can you see me standing beside XY with my mouth wide open?! LOLOL. XY rolls the tubes so that they don’t become flat on one side while they harden on the metallic counter.
As soon as the candy hardens, the tubes are ready to be sliced into many tiny pieces!
XY and I having lotsa fun slicing the candy! If you do it correctly (and expertly), you should hear a “dongdongdongdongdongdong” sound. That’s the sound of sliced candy pieces flying onto the metallic counter lah.
Ahlamak. Chop candy also want to pose and take photo. Maya must be wondering if we can do a good job! :P
I really got carried away by the “dongdongdongdongdongdong” sound that I forgot that the pieces are supposed to be kept small! How can let people eat so big sweets? Tak unglam!
Here comes a new challenger! Hubbie Chew believes he can do a much better job than me!
Ehhhh also very big piece lor!
Candy Bandit Maya shows us how it should be done! Compare the left pile and right pile of sweets.
More experts on the job! Their “dongdongdongdongdongdong” sound is soooo fast that I only hear one long “dooooooooonnnnnnnnnnng”.
Just look at that! They took only a few seconds to get so many pieces of candies!
Cross section of our Lemon candy!
Hey it doesn’t look that bad right? Anyway the perfectly triangular shaped ones couldn’t have been moulded by me. Hehehe I spot a peculiar looking triangle.. *sheepish smile*
Bergamot Lime Rock Candy
The Bergamot Lime rock candy also looks like a cross section of the citrus fruit itself. Notice that the triangles are perfectly shaped and of the same size? :P
Yuzu Rock Candy
Other fruit flavors include the Yuzu which is a Japanese citrus. It’s less sweet and very aromatic. You definitely can’t miss this amongst shelves and shelves of candies. Just look out for the “柚”!
Muscat (White Grape) Rock Candy
Surely you have seen and eaten purple and green grapes! What about white grapes? Muscat grapes are used to make a variety of sweet dessert wines in various parts of the world. This is one of the popular choices among many. I like it too!
Raspberry Rock Candy
I nearly laughed out loud when I caught sight of these raspberry candies. The pig face staring back at you is simply too funny! These are guaranteed to chase those monday blues away!
Haunted Strawberry Rock Candy
I swear my heart skipped a beat when I saw these Haunted Strawberry candies. Too cute! Halloween is coming! Perfect for trick-or-treat!
Lavender Rock Candy
Sweet Enchantment has a range of floral rock candies too. Nice and sweet-smelling! Lavender is one of them ;)
Lemongrass Rock Candy
I don’t know why but I seem to like everything. The lemongrass tastes so awesome! The candy people at Sweet Enchantment are so cute. Lemon on grass gives you lemongrass! :D
English Breakfast Tea Rock Candy
The range of afternoon tea candy flavors are equally interesting! I particularly like the English Breakfast Tea. Keep your eyes peeled for the Latte Macchiato, Milk Jam and Caramel candies! ;)
Champagne Rock Candy
Happy Hour candies! How cool is that! Alcohol content is less than 5% and probably wouldn’t be able to satisfy the alcoholic in you :P But hey, look on the bright side! You can’t drink while at work, but you can indulge in these champagne candies while typing away at your computer! :P
Rum Rock Candy
I personally prefer the Rum flavored candy. Besides the above four key themes, Sweet Enchantment can help you convey your personalized messages by engraving them into candy! Do look out for new exciting flavors brought together by the team once every one and a half months! :)
A big thank you to the lovely gang at Sweet Enchantment for giving me this wonderful opportunity to experience the art of candy making! I’m never gonna look at rock candy the same way again! :P
Sweet Enchantment Rock Candy Shoppe
1 Harbourfront Walk
Tel: 6376 8006
Mon to Sun
11am – 10pm