Biochemist-turned-baker makes Candy Lab a fun stopover in South Hero, Vermont

Biochemist-turned-baker makes Candy Lab a fun stopover in South Hero, Vermont

Albert Reyes-McCarver is a trained biochemist and uses that expertise to combine unique flavors in his creations at Candy Lab in South Hero, Vermont.



ANTHONY: IF WINE AND GASTRONOMY HAS NOT FULLY SATISFIED, BE SURE TO GO TO PORTABLE CANDY LAB. >> YOU WILL NEVER WALK INTO THE STORE AND SAY I’VE SEEN THAT ONE MILLION PLACES BEFORE. ANTHONY: IT’S BECAUSE ALBERT IS A BIOCHEMIST BY TRAINING AND USES THIS EXPERTISE TO DESIGN UNIQUE FLAVOR COMBINATIONS IN HIS CONFECTIONS. >> WE ALWAYS LOOK FOR A CUTTING-EDGE APPROACH TO THE PALETTE LIKE A DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT BAR. WE ALWAYS THINK ABOUT HOW TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE A LITTLE. ANTHONY: HE AND HUSBAND MICHAEL ALSO PUSHED THE ENVELOPE BY FIRST VISITING HERE ON NEW YORK CITY WEEKEND, THEN MOVING HERE FULL TIME AFTER THEY WERE LAID OFF THE SAME DAY FROM THEIR MANAGEMENT JOBS ON AN ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION SITE. >> PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE BEHIND PASTRY. WE WERE BOTH IN SCIENCE WITH WEB MDU WORKING WITH DOCTORS. IT WAS NATURAL TO DO SOMETHING FUN BUT ALSO TO KEEP OUR MIND ENGAGED. ANTHONY: BETWEEN CHOCOLATES, BAKERY AND NOW A FOOD TRUCK PAN LATIN FLAVORS, IT’S SAFE TO SAY THEY KEEP THE DRIVERS OF RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ENGAGED IN THEIR NEW HOME AS WELL. >> THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY WELCOMING. I almost become emotional. I HAVE NEVER LIVED A PLACE WHERE I WALK TO THE GROCERY AND KNOW EVERYBODY AND EVERYBODY HELPS EVERYBODY. IT’S A GREAT EXPERIENCE. ANTHONY: WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A PLACE CALLED HERO? SHAYNA: AND THE CANDY LAB USE A LOT OF LOCAL INGREDIENTS IN THE SUITES THEY CREATE. THEY USE PRODUCTS FROM LOCAL FARMS, INCLUDING A LARGE ORCHARD TO VISIT IN THE FALL OR ANY TIME OF YEAR FO

Biochemist-turned-baker makes Candy Lab a fun stopover in South Hero, Vermont

Albert Reyes-McCarver is a trained biochemist and uses that expertise to combine unique flavors in his creations at Candy Lab in South Hero, Vermont.

Champlain Islands Candy Lab is not your typical confectionery, they pride themselves on creating artisan chocolates you won’t find anywhere else.

Champlain Islands Candy Lab isn’t your typical candy store, they pride themselves on creating artisan chocolates you won’t find anywhere else.

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