Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Mercat la Boqueria

I spend a lot of time looking a photos of candy on Flickr. It’s a good way to stay in touch with what is enchanting other people. The thing that I’ve noticed lately is that people are often attracted to the same thing, over and over again. In general this would be like people taking photos of common landmarks (lots of photos of the Eiffel Tower that are tagged Paris, a lotta Golden Gate Bridge shots in San Francisco and “cute” has more cats than dogs or babies).

One of the things that pops up with startling regularity in the Candy tag is a candy vendor at the Mercat la Boqueria in Barcelona, Spain. So I did a quick search and found more than a smattering of them (well here are 48 at least):

From neb From lotje From derekb From NoellieBellie From tanya_b From Zoomphoto From pov_steve From Haacked From gail delderfield From Katie M From gromitgirl From Kiki J From James Cridland From Jeroen! From TriLauraTri From amiev From p53 From jonesprimavera From froghospital From Neon Heart From antares3001 From From loonatic From B.G. Johnson From buffalo_girluk From greekadman From votreceinture From From hitsman From From dellvink From Eelco Visser From ClaudiaLx From luz de vidrio From :: SL Emerick From Ncwfresa From James Pearson From juliehicks75 From RichKD From Kipourax From scanna283 From trunko From goodlance From ThreeEggOmlette From Oceana Z From lunaciel From Laura VW From acastellano

Has anyone ever shopped at this market or bought anything there? How much are those gummis?

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:41 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandySpainFun StuffPhotography

  1. We’re already planning our next food related trip to San Francisco, but I think this might have to be put on the list for next year!

    Comment by g on 2/07/07 at 10:22 am #
  2. I thought I was the only one that endlessly searched through Flickr….. wink

    Comment by Sera on 2/07/07 at 3:08 pm #
  3. Oh my - I would be so overwhelmed. I think I would have to get two of everything. One to try and one in case I liked the first one. wink

    Comment by Kixx on 2/08/07 at 3:32 am #
  4. Hi!
    I live in Barcelona, and watching some of this photos, I think these cansys are the same that are sell in any shop where they sell candys. I mean, most of them are the common candys that we eat here.
    And… maybe are not the best quality, but I like them! hehehe

    If I have the chance to go to the Boqueria I will take a look on it.

    ( sorry about my English…)

    See you!

    Comment by Bea on 2/09/07 at 6:02 am #
  5. Hey! I just live in Barcelona too, and Bea is all right, these kind of gummis are very, very common here, and we have lots of candy shops where you can find it, they are not like Dylan’s Candy (NY) but it’s worth it! All of you just must come amd visit!!!

    Comment by Montsinya on 2/11/07 at 11:43 am #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    g - San Francisco is great for chocolate ... there are still a few places that I haven’t tried yet.

    Sera - I’m sure there are quite a few of us sweet-toothed photographer types (who like to share as much as view).

    Kixx - there are definitely some in those piles I’ve never seen before, and of course they’re so pretty.

    Bea - yes, I’m sure that the appearance of the candy is what’s so attractive. I know that some of the gummis there are quite common and Spain does some really good candies.

    Montsinya - I’d love to visit Spain again, especially Barcelona (I did Madrid/Sevilla/Costa del Sol). I hear the food there is phenomenal.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/12/07 at 9:02 am #
  7. Hello:

    If you are interested in spanish gummies, this is the Number One company. You can also find them in the US.


    Comment by Frank on 3/13/07 at 7:41 am #
  8. Frank - what is the company? I spent a semester in Spain, went to the movies about once a week, and got gummy candies like these at the candy shops located next to the movie theaters. I would LOVE to be able to buy some of my favorites here in the U.S., especially the ones that are like filled licorice ropes.

    I remember getting a small paper bag of these for a couple of dollars, much cheaper than buying candy at the movies here in the U.S.

    Comment by Rose on 5/24/10 at 3:04 pm #
  9. Frank, VIDAL the Number One? Are you kidding me? Come one! The only tasty thing you company has is the “gummy melon without-melon-taste”, but the other things are only sugar! Don’t joke yourself saying you are the number one, when you’re NOT.

    For real candy in Spain you have to look for small companies which most of the times don’t sell outside the country.


    Comment by Conguito on 10/14/11 at 5:18 am #
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