That sounds like my childhood dream come true, we have a similar shop in the metro centre , it is tiny but packed with lovely things.
Covent Garden, London
73 reviews of Cyber Candy in English
Cyber Candy ist DER Shop für alles Süßigkeiten Fans, die gerne Neues ausprobieren. Bei unserer zweiten Station beim Qype Event "Covent Garden Crawl" bekamen wir einen kleinen Vortrag über die verrückte Welt der Süßigkeiten. Wir durften knusprige, echte Grillen probieren, kosteten von den Hershey's Kisses, hatten die Ehre, die selbstgemachte DURCHSICHTIGE Cola zu trinken und bekamen Zuckerbonbons mit Speck-Geschmack.
Hier gibt es echt alle Süßigkeiten, die ein bisschen verrückt sind - aus der ganzen Welt.
Cyber Candy ist auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert, wenn man schon mal am Covent Garden ist und wenn man - so wie ich - total auf Süßigkeiten steht :)
Ok, now in english :) - this won't be a translation, I'll just try to summarize what I've written above:
Yay, this is how heaven must be - at least for everyone who loves sweets as much as I do, and especially for those ones who can't wait to try new and crazy stuff.
Having attended the Covent Garden Crawl organized by Qype itself (Thank you T, it was awesome!), I enjoyed a great presentation of a really nice girl (I'm sorry, I forgot the name!) about "how exotic sweets can be".
I was stunned by the clear Aether Cola (it tasted like Coca Cola but it looked like water!) as much as by the candy which tasted like bacon.
Being absolutely in love with this shop, I will definitively come back!!
PS: This place is the only one where you get FROOT LOOPS in UK! Correct me, if I'm wrong! :)
As a keen lover of the cyber candy store at the Boxpark in Shoreditch, I was inspired by the Covent Garden store. It's about four times bigger, with more stock and a even more extensive range of peculiar sweets and treats.
I feel my fillings tingling just recalling my visit!
I simple adore this place, it's a sweet toothed person's dream, a trip down memory lane and a education in confectionery all rolled into one! With sweet sourced from across the globe, you'll always find something for anyone - where else in London can you find cricket and worm snacks, a whole shelf of flavoured fizzy drinks (with hilarious names), bacon sweets and sweets that you've never heard of!
This place is great if you want to try something new, or find presents for those difficult to buy for people! They have a lot of computer game and TV themed sweets... so this place is perfect for those geeks out there... but my real favourite's are the Betty Crocker flavoured lip balms!
I simply adore this place, although I suspect my waist doesn't!
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It's full of sweets of American TV and film to which I have grown up not knowing anything about and now I know!
I tried my first Twinkie - which was a bit like an eclair, but with marshmallow. I also ate a cricket..which was fine, a bit powdery but it's not something I would have again - but at the same point it's more to say that I tried it.
I also tried pork flavoured sweets and turkey flavoured bubble gum... again not my cup of tea. But we were tasting the extreem sweets.
The majority of the stock is amazing, Nerds, popping candy, salt water taffy and Lucky Charms!!!
It's a great place to go if you want something a little different!
The prices are a bit high, but that's because it's all imported, so it's to be expected. If you're into American sweets, I'd recommend having a look.
As the name implies Cyber Candy is very modern while I'd personally prefer the more pretend olde-worlde approach. Staff are as cool as the multi-coloured pop in the fridge.
Still, glad to have had a chance to sample "Twinkies", Hershey's kisses as well as bacon flavoured sweets and candied crickets. I passed on the last two but was quite intrigued by their new clear cola-flavoured drink.
Some of the other weird novelty items include wasabi flavoured lipsticks and salad dental floss. The selection of jelly beans was impressive, and you can mix your own selection.
A fun place full of memories for people from around the world, just not for me.
I think, perhaps I just expected too much of this shop (or I'm just not the right market) - if you're looking for American sweets (the ones with an array of e-numbers) then this shop will be heaven.
However, if you're searching for your fix of more continental sweets like the stuff I call 'proper liquorice' (a Dutch lady speaking here) then unfortunately they are not to be found here (even the Swedish stuff on offer didn't seem like the real deal to me - but then anyone Swedish out there, please correct me if I'm wrong).
So, the three stars are really there for the fact that for me it was more of a transatlantic experience, than anything else. If I ever throw an American themed party... I'll go back for the Reese's peanut-butter cups though!
Comment 2 comments on this review
CybercandyCG, 17 August 2012:
Hi! I can assure you the Swedish candy is definitely the real deal, in fact our director was in Sweden on Friday hunting down more goodies to be shipped directly here!
Hope this helps!
maeverutten, 4 September 2012:
ok, I stand corrected then ;-) You might want to try Holland as well – huge Dutch community in London, always hunting for ‘proper’ liquorice from back home
Wow! heaven for sweet lovers, chocolate lovers, kids and big kids alike!
the location of the shop is excellent, vibrant Covent Garden, its clean, nice and inviting.It can get pretty busy there but the staff is attentive and kind.
The have amazing flavours and products to try, and its from all over the world! wonderful experience.
I just love this shop, clean bright and friendly… plus they sell Baby Ruth bars so that gets my seal of approval… It is a little overpriced, but I suppose for Covent Garden that is to be expected, but if you feel like spoiling yourself head here!!!
I love this store. It always has a really wide range of goodies to choose from and you'll always find something new to try (if you haven't already).
If you're after delicious treats from America, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand or even your home turf if you're from the UK, this is mostly definitely the place for you. The prices are decent if you consider the fact that the items are imported - if you're complaining, you should know that imports are always going to be that little bit more expensive due to all the shipping costs. There's also a lot of rare candy in stock here - for example, a lot of Japanese candy is seasonal and can only be found at certain times of the year!
A bonus comes in the form of super friendly and informative staff. They're always willing to help and they'll happily recommend something delicious for your sweet tooth. (I should know, I work there! :D)
Although my son enjoyed looking around this shop, his visit was however upset by the attitude of a particular member of staff. When my son asked for a certain product the answer he received was "Get with the programme if it's not on the shelf we don't sell it". Not only am I extremely angry that my son was spoken to in this manner but the company itself appear to ignore complaint e-mails as I still haven't had a reply or apology.
its hard to add onto all thats been said here already, and its no surprise that a place this cool would prompt so many reviews. I happened upon the store on a random day out and have since been recommending it to all the inner-children I know.
I discovered this place just last week. Imagine my joy when I found out I could get chocolate covered pretzels in milk chocolate and White fudge flavour. I know they used to sell them here in regular stores but stopped for some reason. Then I could only ever get them when I went to the states. As if that wasn't enough whilst queueing at the till to purchase said pretzels, I stumbled upon a huge bag of peanut butter M&M's. I also bought fudgie wudgies and went home £10 worse off, or better off depending on how you look at it. Cute little store with friendly staff and a funky atmosphere. I need to tame myself not to go there too often as it will be bad for my pocket and my waistline :)
Fab place to bring out your inner kid. Guarantee you will come out with pockets bulging, but probably a tenner or two lighter in the wallet department.
Full selection of jelly beans, swedish fish and weird things like insects in sugar.
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