Tallahassee-Based Candy Shop Makes Sweets With Old Fashioned Machines

By: | May 30th, 2016

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Lofty Pursuits, a candy and ice cream shop out of Tallahassee, Florida, is perhaps the single most progressive and backwards candy shop I’ve ever seen.

And I say that in a good way because Lofty Pursuits has a super active, engaging YouTube Channel, yet also uses old-fashioned machines to make some of its sweets.

In fact, some of the old-fashioned machines are from the Victorian era and actually had to be restored in order to function.

Not a huge surprise seeing as how the shop is using some machines from the late 1800s.

Lofty Pursuits has it all, from a myriad of gears and cranks to brass rollers. The shop is an engineer and sugar enthusiast’s heaven on earth or Candy Land if you will.

Obviously, Lofty Pursuits pride themselves on working with antique candy machines and making things by hand, so it’s no surprise business and their YouTube channel are both booming.

The company reportedly owns around 100 pairs of rollers, weighing 10 pounds a pair, and extremely tough to find these days after being a primary source of scrap metal during World War II.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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