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Candytopia is Miami’s next sugar-fueled Instagram playground

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Do you have a serious sweet tooth? Are you, like so many of us, constantly on a quest for your next fix of digital accolades in the form of likes, comments and reposts?

Gone but certainly not forgotten, last year’s Museum of Ice Cream in Miami Beach brought its four floors of life-size cones, sparkling scoops and rainbow-colored, environmentally questionable sprinkles to the Miami masses. Even if you didn’t physically visit its hallowed halls, the experiential “museum” was impossible to avoid on social media for months.

This holiday season, there’s a brand new mini-theme park popping up in Aventura Mall, and it’s giving the old “mother of all selfie spots” a run for its money. Beginning November 26, Candytopia’s glistening candy sculpture garden, massive marshmallow pit and other over-the-top interactive confections will take over the mall’s third-level Treats Food Hall.

Crafted by global candy artist Jackie Sorkin (who once starred in a TLC reality show called “Candy Queen” so you know her stuff is camera-ready), Candytopia has already delighted over 1.4 million guests across the country, including in Santa Monica, New York and San Francisco.

The new Miami location will be Candytopia’s tenth to date, featuring its most popular attractions plus a new collaboration with fashion brand Alice + Olivia that includes free co-branded Ring Pop lollipops and limited edition Candytopia-inspired Alice + Olivia tees ($60 for adults, $40 for kids).

Look, but please don’t lick the impressive edible candy art and bring on all the super-sweet selfies. Tickets for the candy-coated wonderland ($28 for adults, $20 for kids ages 4 to 13) go on sale November 5 at noon and must be purchased in advance.  


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