What We Do
We make candy. Pure, but never simple. Using traditional techniques transformed and updated for a modern market, the confectioners at Sticky Singapore hand-sculpt mouthwatering sugar creations in a live show which is educational, mesmerising, and just plain fun. We have developed our own range of beautiful retail sweets, but our range is constantly evolving and almost infinitely flexible.
We can take your ideas, your thoughts, your feelings, your inspiration, and build it through the heart of your very own candy for just about any purpose. Have a look at the Design Your Own Candy sections to learn more.
And mostly, we make people smile.
Why Sticky Singapore
The driving ethos at Sticky is, and will always be, quality. We are the FIRST and original AUSTRALIAN rock candy store to grace the shores of Singapore in the year 2008.
The hand-made candy making process is fascinating to watch, and, when mastered by a skilled confectioner, can lead to beautiful and highly intricate designs.
With more than 11 years of candy-making history in our brand, our confectioners are some of the most experienced, well trained and professional candy makers working anywhere in the world today. A special combination of craftsman, entertainer, laborer, sculptor and chef.
Sticky Singapore has been awarded the highest rating by the National Environment Agency for cleanliness and hygiene, as well as general housekeeping of our premises where we showcase our candy making.
We are also a proud nominee for Spirit of Enterprise 2010.
We are proud of what we create, and the entire process is on show. A sensual delight and fascinating exhibition of skill, watching lollies being made is the only way to truly appreciate what we do.
If quality matters, Sticky has no substitute.
What is Candy?
The people of New Guinea were probably the first to domesticate sugarcane, sometime around 8,000 BC. After domestication, its cultivation spread rapidly to southern China, Indochina, and India, where refining the juice into granulated crystals developed. By the sixth century AD, sugar cultivation and processing had reached Persia, from where it was carried into the Mediterranean by Arab expansion. Wherever they went, the Arabs brought with them sugar, both the product itself and the technology of its production.
Sugar eventually made its way to Western Europe as a result of the Crusades in the 11th Century AD. Crusaders returning home talked of this “new spice”, with sugar first recorded in England in 1099. Subsequent centuries saw a major expansion of Western European trade with the East, driven in part by the demand for sugar.
In the 15th century AD, Columbus sailed to the “New World” and, in 1493, he took sugar cane plants with him to the Caribbean, where the climate was so advantageous for the growth of the cane, that a massive global industry quickly flourished.
It was the West’s insatiable demand for this “White Gold” which in large part drove the age of discovery, the foundation of European empires, and the expansion of both slavery and waistlines.
In 2001, sugar, and its formation into what we now know as Candy, was finally perfected by Sticky in the far-flung colonial outpost of Sydney, Australia. The true refinement of Sugar had begun.