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YUM Candy Store Survives Pandemic in Vancouver

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Sweet shop and ice cream retailer, YUM, has officially survived the pandemic with its storefront in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Likely stemming from a guilty pleasure during his time as a body builder, the owner of the sweet shop has curated a selection of over 200 candies and gourmet sweets. The curation delves internationally from serving far-flung options like Hong Kong-style bubble waffles, and it also makes all of its ice cream and baked goods in-house.

“Life is short, have a treat” says Michael Gorenstein as he opened his labour-of-love at 4150 Main Street in Vancouver. The end result has given patrons access to numerous top sellers, including the vegan cat gummies and espresso chocolate beans as well as the champagne and Prosecco gummy bears.

The shop currently offers its assortment for sale within its brick-and-mortar storefront only and its website (at www.yumsweetshop.com) has online shopping planned for the future as well.

The following is a selection of sweets which YUM sent over to taste-test, including Rainbow Gummy Bears, Have Your Cake Bites, Vegan Cat Gummies and Raspberry Pig Gummies.

Interior of YUM Ice Creamery and Sweet Shop.
Interior of YUM Ice Creamery and Sweet Shop.

The beautiful teal candy-parlour, designed by Hazel + Brown Design Company, amplifies the nostalgic candy shop experience with the beautiful gold detailings, French bistro designs, and classic bar top seating.

Interior of YUM Ice Creamery and Sweet Shop.
Interior of YUM Ice Creamery and Sweet Shop.

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