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A Sneak Peak Inside SF’s Candytopia

Take a dive in a giant pool of 250,000 marshmallows
By - posted 9/5/2018 No Comment

What if Willy Wonka and Katy Perry had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation?

Welcome to San Francisco’s Candytopia, 16,000 square feet of colossal candyfloss constructions and tantalizing taffy twistedness. Explore tastefully sprawling sanctuary of confectionary bliss, tastefully curated by Hollywood Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin and realized by master fabricator Zac Hartog.

Candytopia San Francisco
September 6 – November 30, 2018
767 Market Street, SF (at Yerba Buena Lane)
$34 Adults / $26 Kids (4-12)

This three-month pop-up event celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights through a series of interactive art installations in over a dozen environments, from giant candy dragons, to confetti canons, delicious portraits in the art gallery (including Snoop Dogg, Steve Jobs, Cardi B., Willy Wonka and Tony Bennett) and ending in a giant pit of over 250,000 marshmallows.

And yes… you can touch (but you just can’t eat) each piece of candy is covered in a protective shellac.

Plus there will be plenty of sweet treats included in our ticket along the way like Lindt Truffles, Pixy Stix, Tootsie pops, and Crunch bars. 

Three-Month Pop-Up Just off Market Street

Candytopia takes over the former SaksOFF5th shop at Yerba Buena Lane and Market Street.

A Massive Dragon of “Candye-Topia” Greets You

Made of 125,000 pieces of candy that took over 500 hours to put together.

An Art Gallery You Can (Almost) Eat

A chandelier-filled room with candy-made art work of Marilyn Monroe, Snoop Dog, Prince, plus sculptures of the Spinx, the Thinker and even the Golden State Warrirors Championship trophies.

You’ve Got Massive Balls

Battle your best bud with your big balls.

The Infinity Swirl Room

How far down the colorful rabbit hole can you go?

Under the Sea

Sea horses, manta rays and sharks await you. The sour belt scuba suit on this diver took over 38 hours for the candy artists to weave on the body.

Steady Confetti

Confetti cannons burst in the air. Afterwards you get to grab a candy reward out of a pig’s butthole. Seriously.

Take a Dip in a Marshmallow Pool

Don’t lose your keys in the bottom of this Marshmallow pit made with 250,000 (fake) marshmallows. Watch out trying to exit too quickly… it’s like quicksand!