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Wishing Treats, makes candy fresh from scratch, often right in front of customers as they browse. Wishing Treats specializes in artisan caramel treats made with natural colours and flavours often with tiny images or text in the centre.
Wishing Treats, where Raley works, will have a display of candy for sale with all profits donated to Knack. The social enterprise trains low-income individuals in basic work skills and connects them to employers. Raley knows the Knack team well; they’re just across the street.
It’s a sleepy Saturday and I’m wandering around Gastown like a zombie. I peer into 49 W. Hastings St. and see a man stretching a clay-like mass. I keep walking, stop, and back it up because this looks like something to investigate

Metro, Abby Wiseman – November 4, 2016
Wishing Treats

A one of kind candy store is now open in Gastown. Wishing Treats Caramel Studio is where expert caramel artisans turn giant warm sticks of supple candy, into bite-sized hard rock treats complete with intricate messages, logos and icons running through them.
New places to eat including Wishing Treats

Food Glorious Food Podcast Episode 4 – September 28, 2016 (starts at 11:24)
Food Glorious Food Podcast Episode 4

Wishing Treats Caramel Studio recently opened up in Vancouver’s Gastown and it’s like something out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Caramel artisan Wes Raley shows Global News viewers how he turns malleable sugar into a delicious treat.

Global News Morning BC (video) – September 22, 2016
Part 1: The Art and Craft of Making Caramel Candy
Part 2: Does Steve Darling Have A Future In Candy Making

Artisan caramels characterized by their miniscule artwork have been popular in Asian regions like Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan for quite some time. Now, they’ve finally made it to Vancouver.
For those of us who have been waiting for the real life version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to hit Vancouver, the wait is over.

The Daily Hive – September 20, 2016
Wishing Treats Caramel Studio opens in Gastown