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The year-end check-in

by Daniel Levin

The year-end check-in

Inside New York recently featured an article about Handsome Dan’s. Check out what they had to say:

Almost a year ago, I reviewed then week-old Handsome Dan’s. It was a snow cone candy shop that had just recently outgrown its take-out window location at Blackbird. The owners were young and enthusiastic. A year later, I can say they’ve maintained and multiplied the energy– and the candy. Most interestingly, we’ve seen Handsome Dan’s grow into its identity as a local, independent Williamsburg business. That Williamsburg spirit has a particular flavor; at Handsome Dan’s, it’s particularly sweet:
1. The store is very much involved in and part of  the Williamsburg food scene. The candy cases feature local Williamsburg brands like Mast Brothers chocolate and Brooklyn Hard Candy. Handsome Dan’s taps into the nostalgia for old time candy stores with Goo Goo Clusters and Sifer’s Valomilks and also makes his own artisan snow cones and cotton candy, in flavors like earl grey, rose and chocolate milk. Most of all, Dan’s establishes itself as ‘Williamsburg’ with its by-the-mason-jar bulk candy deals. Yes. Customers can pay flat fees to fill mason jars with candy. Obviously, the best one is the $35 extra large. 


Read the full article at Inside New York


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Sizing chart - M, L & XL Recycled Paper Bags & Mason Jars
Gallons Est. weight*
XL Half gallon 2.80-3.40 lbs
L Quart 1.40-1.70 lbs
M Pint 0.70-0.85 lbs
weight is estimated and excluded packaging and varies by candy type and mix