The ladies of Liddabit are familiar faces in the Brooklyn indie food scene, and their ethereal, homey, artfully made treats are the unofficial official sweet indulgence of those in the know. Rightly so. Liddabit manages to straddle the line of artful and small batch and total, kid-in-a-candy-shop indulgence (ahem, ex. A: the King Bar).
Liz Gutman and Jen King met in pastry school at New York City’s French Culinary Institute and quickly bonded and knew they wanted to open their own business together. Thinking it would be fun to reverse-engineer a big, super mass-produced candy bar, they created the Snack’r bar and started selling in at the Brooklyn Flea. People were thrilled to be able to eat a grown up version of the trick-or-treat bag favorite (not shocking!); Liddabit was off and running. They came up with more and more bars, and a few rather enticing caramels. The list keeps growing.
The team is small – just five people – and their batches are, too. Their number one priority is making candy that is delicious, but using local ingredients is clearly a close second, as most of their ingredients come from local farms and dairies. Of course, we think you should taste the real thing and get yourself a few Liddabit bars, but if you’re feeling crafty, pick up a copy of their new book, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook, so you can channel your own inner Wonka.