Co-Founders, Chad Rabinovitz and Jeff Small are obsessed with space and candy. And we mean OBSESSED! They’re both two-time graduates of Adult Space Camp (see super cool picture for reference) and self-proclaimed candy connoisseurs who have made a hobby out of tasting the latest and greatest confection (see super cool picture for reference). The Candy Space started when these two best friends met entrepreneur and incredibly fun guy, Zack Moore (who hasn’t been to Space Camp but we try not to hold that against him), and they dreamed of opening a candy store together. Their goal was to create something that would be memorable and interactive – something that felt original and new in the candy universe. Inspiration bit them the moment Chad bit down hard on a frozen piece of taffy…
Feeling nostalgic, Chad ordered a piece of taffy online that he remembered from his childhood. It was delivered to his door in the cold of January. A patient human would have waited for the taffy to thaw, but Chad just loves candy too much. He immediately bit into the absolutely frozen taffy and a tooth on the right side of his mouth immediately broke in half. Disappointed at the outcome, but not deterred from his mission, Chad grabbed another piece of taffy and wisely decided to only chew on the left side of his mouth. He bit down and a tooth on the left side of his mouth broke in half. Chad is no idiot – with two halves of two teeth laying in front of him, he immediately decided to stop chewing taffy. But Chad is also no quitter. He took a THIRD piece and proceeded to lightly chew on it from the center of his mouth…as he called the dentist.
At the dentist, Chad was laying in the chair talking to the hygienist about his goal to open a candy store with Jeff & Zack. While being prepped for minor surgery, inspiration hit:
“WOULDN’T IT BE AWESOME IF IT WAS A SPACE-THEMED CANDY SHOP AND YOU COULD LAUNCH YOUR CANDY THROUGHOUT THE STORE?!”
“You mean, like at the bank?!”, said the hygienist.
“YES! But COOLER!”
And thus, from that frozen taffy came two crowns and the inspiration for the most popular new candy store on the planet! 6 months later, on July 2, 2021, The Candy Space opened its doors in Lake George, NY, becoming a uniquely interactive space-themed candy store with a selection of over 1,100 candies and toys that can be LAUNCHED into space – kind of like a bank tube…but cooler.