Snapshots of Brown: Candyland

Candyland Poster

It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  While that may be true, there is also a lot of value in the story behind the picture.  Let Snapshots of Brown with Corrine Szczesny introduce you to the majestic college campus and deep-rooted traditions of Brown University.

One of my favorite events of the semester is Candyland.  Held every December by the Special Events Committee (SPEC), Candyland is, quite literally, the sweetest night of the year.  I don’t know that anyone needs an excuse to eat more dessert, but if you do, Candyland is a great reason.

I have never seen so many desserts in one room at a time.  Sayles Hall is filled with all sorts of sweets, including an ice cream bar, cookies, brownies, and candy.  There are also two chocolate fountains, one white chocolate and one milk chocolate, and an assortment of things to dip in the fountains, like fruit, pretzels, and marshmallows.  This year, SPEC added a few new desserts, including ice cream sandwiches, red velvet cake, and coconut macaroons.

Chocolate Fountain

The best part about Candyland, like all SPEC events, is that it is completely free to attend.  The event starts at 8pm, although the line to get in usually forms around  7:30pm.  Candyland is a wonderful, much needed study break before finals begin, and it is definitely worth the wait.

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