HELLO OLD FRIENDS! I'm back! I promise! Life has been super hectic busy these past few months and the ol' blog posts have been neglected but they are back with a bang. I thought I'd do a great big comeback with a review of one of my favourite finds on my travels around Spain over the summer: Happy Pills, Barcelona.
When you first walk past it, you may mistake this gem for a pharmacy...but oh no! It's a sweet shop! Clamber down the little stairs and past the glass wall looking through to the 'oh man I want a job here' head office, and you'll soon realise you are literally in for a treat. You have to go through a few stages to finally get your sweets, but it makes the experience ten times more fun.
Firstly, choose what size bottle you want to put your sweets into. They come in a variety of sizes, or you could just go for a paper bag if you're in for a quickie. You can then leisurely browse the hundreds of sweets in their little boxes around the shop and start filling up your container! Tip - fill the bottles up to the brim to get your money's worth.
Once you're satisfied with your selection, you have to pick a sticker to go onto your bottle. They all have cute little slogans on them like 'A Universal Remedy for Everything' or 'Happy Bird Day', or if you go for the biggest sized bottle (which yes, I did) you get a massive sticker with 'Happiness Overdose' written on it. You then take it to the counter, pay for your goods and whenever you are down, stressed, or lacking sugar, delve into your jar of Happy Pills and all will be right as rain. Tried and tested - it really works.
There are quite a few of these shops around Barcelona so if you are in the city, be sure to visit one. Trust me, you'll be glad you did! Click 'read more' below to indulge in some more photos.
'Gracias por intentar hacer la vida un poco más dulce.'