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Date Night Lollipop Making and Tasting

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 27 reviews.New York, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Jena

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Celebrating love! Aphrodisiac lollipops go from fantasy to reality in this playful 90 minute experience, inspiring imagination, interaction and laughter. Jena Chambers, spirited confectioner extraordinaire, shares how to make aphrodisiac lollipops as she tells tales of desire and requited love. If you've ever wanted to be inside a magical candy kitchen, this will feed and further ignite your curiosity, giving you the confidence to experiment with your own sweet creations at home.

While Jena reveals the art and science of herbal aphrodisiac confections, you sip sparkling French wine and enjoy small bites featuring the flavors entering the candy pot. Beyond a cooking class, this is an interactive show, peppered with tasteful adult comedy and welcoming spontaneous questions. Aromatherapy compliments the tastes, and music highlights moments. This is a perfect kickstart to a fun night, with a date, friends or solo. You’ll leave with conversation starters regarding love, life and sensuality, as well as a lollipop to savor later that night.

See also the candy spa version: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/291215

For more info on the candy, see www.pandoraspops.com. Instagram: @pandoraspops
Celebrating love! Aphrodisiac lollipops go from fantasy to reality in this playful 90 minute experience, inspiring imagination, interaction and laughter. Jena Chambers, spirited confectioner extraordinaire, shares how to make aphrodisiac lollipops as she tells tales of desire and requited love. If you've ever wanted to be inside a magical candy kitchen, this will feed and further ignite your curiosity, giving you the confidence to experiment wit…

What's included

  • Food
    3 rounds of bites + candy
    Organic, artisanal, imaginative delicious
  • Drinks
    French sparkling wine
    Bubbly non-alcoholic option available
From $59
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jena

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 27 Reviews
  • Identity verified
The founder of two artisanal candy brands, Pandora's Pops and Academy of Treats, I'm a former massage school director, Duke University graduate, Manhattan resident since 2008, and an active part of the Airbnb travel community. I'm sharing the tradition of my magical great-grandfather, who ran a confectionery school in NYC introducing European methods. I like to ignite joy and healthy surprises with candy, and to help guests connect with each other and their taste buds in new ways.
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Where you'll be

Our petite theater is at 10th St and 1st Ave, a tree-lined street in the heart of the artful East Village. This is a wonderful neighborhood for discovering new things: diverse boutiques, restaurants, bars, and theaters. A few favorite local places to enjoy before: Tarallucci E Vino has a lovely outdoor happy hour and Montauk Salt Cave is relaxing, or after: Raclette has delicious French wine/atmosphere and the Russian & Turkish Baths is an icon.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Jackie
February 2020
For the price I expected a lot more hands-on experience. It was basically an hour of sitting there listening to a semi coherent explanation of what she was doing.
Matt
January 2020
Surprised my girlfriend with this experience and Jena did not disappoint. The experience was charming, whimsical, fun, educational, and tasty. Definitely recommended for trying something unique!
Kristin
December 2019
Couldn't recommend this experience more for a night out on the town with your partner or friends! So much fun and so unique in a great area of the city. Jena was welcoming and sincere!
Samantha
November 2019
I honestly cannot recommend this experience highly enough! Jena was warm, friendly, and welcoming and the space she created was magical and very cozy. The other participants were lovely and we really left with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of candy-making and the feeling that this is something we could do ourselves too! I bought this experience as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday and we both had a great time! Jena was also extremely accomodating to my dietary restrictions (I can't have gluten.) It was a wonderful way to spend a rainy thursday!
I honestly cannot recommend this experience highly enough! Jena was warm, friendly, and welcoming and the space she created was magical and very cozy. The other participants were l…
Florencia
October 2019
Uh la lala! Viva el amor y sus exquisiteces! Jena es una verdadera alquimista del amor! Su departamento es una pequeña obra de arte barroca! Ha creado un teatro en su cocina y desde allì con su increìble look transmite toda su pasiòn y amor preparando estos chupetines màgicos! Gracias por haber invitado a otros anfitriones fantàsticos de experiencias de NYC para poder compartir vivencias, fue muy inspirador! Besos grandes a mi alma gemela y Larga vida a Jena y sus chupetines afrodisìacos
Uh la lala! Viva el amor y sus exquisiteces! Jena es una verdadera alquimista del amor! Su departamento es una pequeña obra de arte barroca! Ha creado un teatro en su cocina y desd…
Sparkle
August 2019
BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE! I wasn’t sure what to expect but the other reviews were convincing enough for me to take the risk ... as well the mention of champagne and treats lol It was a great time. Very genuine and interactive. Making the lollipops , the desserts, learning more about each other was really fun. My cheeks hurt from laughing so much. I think my friend and I lucked up with it just being us two. I look forward to seeing Jena grow in her craft and highly recommend!
BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE! I wasn’t sure what to expect but the other reviews were convincing enough for me to take the risk ... as well the mention of champagne and treats lol It was a…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Pescatarian
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Gluten-free
Vegetarian
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Culinary experience, or a sincere desire to learn confectionery skills, are both not necessary. This is primarily entertainment, but you will be surprised at what you can learn in a candy kitchen.