• Russian and Ukrainian candies

By now the presence of the Mexican candy chain Dulcelandia should be a pretty familiar sight around town, and if you’ve so far been able to resist this one-stop shop for sugar skulls, piñatas, and chicken-shaped lollipops, well then, what’s holding you back? Culturally specific sweet shops such as Chinatown’s Aji Ichiban are welcome indicators that even as Chicago’s once dominant candy industry decamps to foreign lands, nobody says we don’t have a curious and ravenous appetite for imported confectionery. The way things have been going I wouldn’t at all be surprised one day soon to run across a Kyrgyz Honeydukes. Even Ukrainians and Russians just got their own candy store.