The place we called "a sugar rush on steroids," Candytopia, wants to offer more Dallasites a taste.
The kid-friendly exhibit will extend its stay in Dallas through Monday, Sept 2. (Candytopia was originally expected to pack up its candy sculptures by late July.)
According to a press release, more than 500,000 people have visited the roving Candytopia exhibit, which has buzzed across the United States to at least six cities.
Candytopia is essentially an art exhibit where people of all ages were encouraged to dive into the pit of fake marshmallows, swing in a garden full of candy critters and get blasted in the face with confetti. Its candy-coated sculptures are works of art that will keep attendees guessing: Did Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin and her team coat Big Tex with gummy bears? Jelly Bellies? Taffy?
And ... can I eat some?
You'd better not. But the exhibit has plenty of bowls of candy — ones not carefully glued onto pigs and slugs and sharks — for anyone needing a sugar spike.
For anyone who hasn't been to The Hill in Dallas in a few months, it's fun to traipse through Candytopia and look beyond all the color: It sure doesn't feel like Treehouse, that shuttered eco-friendly home improvement store that's been traded for a trip through a Willy Wonka fever dream.
Tickets are $23 for kids ages 4 to 12 and $30 for adults. Admission is free for kids 3 and under. Tickets are good for one hour of Instagrammy fun.
Candytopia is at 8021 Walnut Hill Lane (at Central Expressway, in The Hill), Dallas. candytopia.com.