Film and Foodie: The Irresistible Candy, Turkish delight

In the hit Marvel series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the villain zemo offers up what he describes as irresistible Turkish delight candy. Zemo tempts a child into giving him answers.

Turkish delight was also used to tempt a child in Chronicles of Narnia. Boy, these candies must be something else. MCCN decided to learn more about this candy.

Turkish delight or lokum is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the gel; traditional varieties are often flavored with rosewater, mastic, Bergamot orange, or lemon. The confection is often packaged and eaten in small cubes dusted with icing sugar, copra, or powdered cream of tartar.

Dylan’s Candy Bar Locations


The  daughter of designer Ralph Lauren oversees Dylan’s Candy Bar, the largest candy store in the world. The stylish New Yorker, Dylan Lauren  has said that her candy store — which now has branches in New York City, Long Island, Houston, Orlando and recently Los Angeles was inspired by Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.  Parent’s don’t tell a child we are just going to take a look.  That would be cruel and unusual punishment for a child.    I’ve been to the Manhattan location and it is quite the sight to behold.


LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Janet Jackson attends the Dylan’s Candy Bar Los Angeles Opening at Original Farmers Market on September 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)

According to the Los Angeles Times,  celebrities such as Mario Lopez, Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross and Blair Underwood came to cheer on the opening at the Original Farmer’s Market. listed Dylan Lauren as one of the sexiest CEO’s.

Apolo Anton Ohno at Dylan’s Candy Bar Los Angeles
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Kids Eat: Candy Sushi

Photo by Multiculturalcookingnetwork

Photo by Multiculturalcookingnetwork

I’m not the most ‘kid’ creative person in the world and often come up short when thinking of ideas on how to keep my little monsters entertained. No longer can I get away with calling our numerous trips to the grocery store an ‘adventure’ and we can only go to the neighborhood park so many times before we all (well, mainly me) want to shoot ourselves. So, when I ran across this candy sushi idea from Mommyknows, I immediately set this plan into action. The kids absolutely loved it. One note, be prepared for a sugar meltdown followed by a possible napless afternoon but watching them make their ‘sushi’ creations was worth it. READ MORE