Rogan Macdonald

Not ye olde sweetshoppe, this. With 33 stores throughout France and one in Switzerland, Glup’s is the brash younger sibling to the charming, wood-panelled village confiserie. Among the 250 kinds of candy sold in help-yourself dispensers are fizzy Smurfs, sugar-speckled Eiffel Towers, kilos of jelly beans, giant spider gummies, chocolate marshmallows, and Magnificat milk caramels wrapped in gold paper. There’s a good selection of sugar-free candy, too. Don’t let the sugar rush hit too soon: the candy here is sold by weight, so some over-enthusiastic shoppers have found themselves – and their bulging bags – getting their just deserts at the check-out counter.

By: M. Astella Saw


Venue name: Glup’s
Address: 84, avenue des Champs-Elysées, 8e

Opening hours: Mon, Fri 11am-11.45pm; Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-11.45pm
Transport: Métro George V
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