- Written by Paulina Liwski Paulina Liwski
- Published: 06 July 2014 06 July 2014
The Sugar Cube is a candy store on wheels.
As a relatively new food truck on the scene, The Sugar Cube opened its window for the first time in May 2013, and from there it has gone on to gather quite a fan following with over 700 people liking this food truck on Facebook.
Alyssa Tilston, who founded The Sugar Cube, has operated the food truck in Calgary for over a year now.
Her love for candy developed as a young girl and it grew even more as she watched her aunt and uncle launch a successful candy store in Ontario. From there, it inspired her to go one step further and try something different in the realm of food trucks.
"I came up with the idea of creating a mobile candy truck, because I knew I wanted to add some innovation to the candy industry," Tilston said.
"I didn't want people to have to go out to a candy store anymore — I wanted to come to them."
The food truck features over 50 types of bulk candy — from coke bottles to blue whales. The Sugar Cube also imports a vast majority of international goodies, so candy lovers can fall in love with something new.
Tilston feels that the city is a good place for a food truck because "Calgary is becoming quite a cultural hub, with events happening every day.
"The people here are so exuberant, full of life, are open to try new things, and have new experiences."
For the hot days of summer ahead, Tilston recommends that Calgarians try the Summer Sours mix, which consists of sour grapefruits, watermelons and fuzzy peaches. Get your sugar rush on and visit sugarcubeyyc.ca, to see which events The Sugar Cube will be at in Calgary.
Editor's note: Every month during Summer 2014, the Calgary Journal will choose one food truck in Calgary as it's food truck of the month.