BLOG: A different kind of Happy Pills shop opens in Temple Bar

It could nearly be mistaken for a headshop selling legal highs. Some people even view the products at Happy Pills as legal highs — sweets.

There are different kinds of sweets on offer but the real selling point is mixed sweets in a jar that you stuff in as many as you can. Strangely, there’s no scoop here to pick up the sweets — you have to use a medical-like glove to push as many as you can into the plastic jar.

“I’m not sure what point this goes from a challenge to being greedy,” I told the staff as they encouraged me to stuff more in.

The 500ml container is €9, and there are two smaller sizes. But how much you get in is up to you — the labelling warns, “This is the 500ml container, however, scrumptious goodies and weight vary”.

You also get to choose the label. These range from Facebook references to “A gift from Dublin” to the cheesy — like the one pictured to the right which reads “I’m sweet on you – You’re so sweet you give me a toothache”.

Is it worth it? We have not compared prices, but it’s great fun. It’s worth a try at least once and it would make a quirky gift.

You can find them at 13 Sprangers Yard, Temple Bar — from Dame Street, it’s to the left hand side of the Central Bank, and close to the DublinBikes stand. Their website does not seem to be live yet.

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