Buffalo Named One of World’s Top Candy Destinations

| Food & Drink

When you think about Buffalo’s classic foods, the mind immediately races to wings. But those in the know also daydream about Buffalo’s decadent sweet treat, sponge candy: an airy, crunchy-yet-creamy, chocolate-covered candy perfected here in Buffalo.

Now, in the company of candy kings like Switzerland, Germany and Hershey, Pennsylvania, Buffalo has been named among the Top 6 Candy Destinations Around the World by Smarter Travel.

“It may be famous for Buffalo chicken wings, but its lesser-known claim to fame is as the ‘sponge candy capital of the world,'”  Smarter Travel states of the unexpected candy hotspot.

Name-dropped in this sweet feature are legendary Queen City confectioners like Alethea’s ChocolatesFowler’s ChocolatesAntoinette’s Sweets, and Watson’s Chocolates. But you can blaze your own sponge candy trail and try them all (and more) using our handy, dandy Sponge Candy Crawl. And don’t forget to pick up two boxes of this unique Buffalo candy this holiday season – one for under the tree and one for yourself.

You can read the entire Smarter Travel feature here.