Dylan's Candy Bar: jfk terminal 5 is getting sweeter

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TREK ||

On a recent trip to New York City, United States Vice President Joe Biden so affectionately stated that going through LaGuardia airport gave him the impression that he was "in some third-world country". That might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but we do feel its close neighbor, John F. Kennedy airport, is far ahead of it in many ways.

One example is Terminal 5's newest (and most colorful!) retail shop, Dylan's Candy Bar.

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Dylan's Candy Bar is the creation of Dylan Lauren, daughter of the world famous clothing designer Ralph Lauren, and professes to be the world's largest candy store with its headquarters in Manhattan. In fact, according to its own website, Dylan's flagship store in New York draws some 2.5 million visitors per year and consistently ranks as one of the top 10 NYC tourist destinations in the city.

The mission of Dylan's is to "awaken the creative spirit and inner child in everyone" by "merging the worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture with candy". The inspiration for this sweet paradise supposedly came from watching the original musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when Dylan was just a young girl, and this influence can be immediately seen throughout the store.

Candy Tower

As you can see, this is more than just your typical newsstand or high-priced tourist store. Dylan's Candy Bar promises to deliver an experience unlike one you've ever had from an airport retailer.

Things like décor...

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...personalized candy bars...

Personalized Candy Bars

...the assorted...

Assorted Candy

...the favorites...

Colorful M&Ms

...the nostalgic...

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...and many things in between, colorful and sweet.

Dylans Accessories

Dylans Chocolate Station

Dylans Pillows

So the next time you're in Terminal 5 at JFK airport and your looking to get away from the craziness of the road warrior lifestyle, looking for a taste of your childhood, or just in need of a fix for your sweet tooth, give Dylan's Candy Bar a shot...it just might be the shot of sugar, art, and color you need to brighten your day.

More information: Website JFK Airport, JetBlue's Terminal 5 (across from Gate 9)

Flagship Store: 1011 Third Avenue at 60th Street New York, NY 10065 646.735.0078