Where to find candy supplies in Boston?
December 12, 2009 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find candy making supplies near Boston?

Specifically, I'm looking for things like flavoring oils and dyes, and I'm hoping to avoid paying the shipping fees for a rush order from an online source.

Anywhere near Boston would be good, though if there's a place in the city proper or along Rte 1 anywhere that would be extra special good. Thanks.
posted by Dr.Enormous to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Craft stores usually have some supplies. Do you have a Michael's or Jo-Ann's nearby?
posted by saffry at 6:27 PM on December 12, 2009

There used to be a great chef's supply place in the North End on Hampshire St. (?). Don't know if it's still there.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:25 PM on December 12, 2009

Try Vernas on Mass Ave in Cambridge
posted by sammyo at 11:36 PM on December 12, 2009

Verna's is no longer open, I don't think. Michael's has some stuff, and the A.C. Moore in Mystic has some stuff, but flavored oils are best available at the Alewife Whole Foods. I'm making taffy, gumdrops, marshmallows and fudge w. stuff I bought there. The smaller WFs don't seem to carry any of those supplies.
posted by mr. remy at 4:46 AM on December 13, 2009

(In a pinch you can MeFi me and I'll get you extras from my stock)
posted by mr. remy at 4:47 AM on December 13, 2009

The iParty on Soldiers Field Rd in Brighton has flavorings, molds, and other supplies.
posted by cocoagirl at 6:54 AM on December 13, 2009

Thanks everybody. The iParty turned out not to have flavors, but I did end up stocking up on stuff for Christmas truffles. Will try one of the others after work tomorrow.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 2:25 PM on December 13, 2009

Lorraine's Cake Supply is a bit further than you were hoping, definitely has colors, and might have flavors (I'd call first).

They're in Hanover MA, which is about 30 mins south of Boston if you go not during rush hour.

Christina's in Inman square might also be worth calling for extracts.
posted by contrarian at 10:45 AM on December 14, 2009

So I ended up getting enough of what I needed for supplies (lollipop sticks/wrappers) from the iParty, and some extracts from Whole Foods. My class made lollipops today, and loved it. Thanks, all.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 5:36 PM on December 22, 2009

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