Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Amé Amé: A Shop for Gumdrops and Raindrops

Singing in the rain
Good candy can make any day sunny. That's the philosophy Teresa Soroka stands by with Amé Amé, her new 9th Street East Village shop specializing in stylish rain gear and candy.
Tempting citrus jellies
Yes, candy. You see 'amé' in Japanese means both rain and candy. And if your wildest dream were to have the skies rain with candy, Amé Amé would be a good first start. Soroka came up with the idea while spending her teen years in Japan, as well as growing up in rain soaked Washington state.

Rows of softly backlit sweets from around the world are displayed in old fashioned glass jars. Licorice lovers: Soroka stocks hard to find varieties from Finland, Denmark and Holland. There's Dutch salty licorice, jelly licorice pretzels and even adorable shapes for the pet lover - black and red licorice beagles and kitty cats!

If you're feeling patriotic, there are green apple army men, military gummies, and friendly jet fighters made in the U.S of A.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
From England, how about chocolate coconut mushrooms, Jelly Babies or pink piggies? Or Hi Chews, the Starbursts of Japan? Mini cola pandas v. milk chocolate gummi bears? And if you're going local, she stocks Brooklyn's popular Nunu chocolates and ChristinEats gourmet caramels in heavenly pumpkin or sea salt.

And with Christmas around the corner, surely I'm not the only one thinking these make genius stocking stuffers. That includes the adorable rain accessories. Candy is $2.75 per 1/4 lb. Mixing is encouraged.

318 E. 9th St.
Between First + Second Aves.
646 867 2342


  1. This store is simply adorable!! Thanks for sharing this :)

  2. It is the sweetest shop with a very sweet owner!