‘Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to greet me’ – could well be written for this Swedish sweet shop in NYC’s West Village as a little flower. Take a break from the bustle of Christopher Street into this Scandinavian sweet shop in NYC's known for its delectable selection of traditional smågodis (little candies) and its refreshing interior.
The shop—whose name literally translates to "lump of sugar"—was opened in 2010 by Stefan Ernberg and his wife, Florence Baras. Sockerbit carries more than 149 different candies priced by the pound. All of their candies are naturally coloured and free of genetically modified ingredients and trans fats. "Usually there are more adults in here than kids," says Baras. "Our candies may look like other candy, but once people try them they can taste the difference."
This summer, Sockerbit introduced a line of popsicles made in collaboration with Go-Go Pops, a company based in Cold Springs, New York. The flavours are inspired by Sockerbit's goodies and traditional Swedish flavours like lingonberry and lemon-elderberry pop. Some varieties include small pieces of candy, like the salted liquorice, which features chunks of Sockerbit's bestselling sweet. Like Sockerbit's other products, their popsicles are naturally flavoured and sweetenedwith only about one cup of sugar in every 500 popsicles.