Santa Monica Place is better than ever, now that Candytopia opened near Bloomingdales. Attendees can nibble their way through a dozen different unique rooms as they explore an imaginative confectionary wonderland. Each room offers a large container of candy to sample as you admire larger-than-life art installations, colossal candy creations and discover candy facts.This creative Sabine sensation below contains 14 different types of candy. It’s made with 600 pieces of candy. That’s about 238 grams of sugar and 715 calories.This wonderful Prince piece is made with 1.5k pieces of mini pastel jawbreakers, white grapefruit, grape twizzlers, purple licorice pastels, peach penguins, champagne bubbles and dextrose flowers.Lady Liberty contains 10 different types of candy and almost 5000 calories.Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) “Pure Imagination” was lovingly made with 7,900 candies that include mini Smarties, peachy hearts, roots beer licorice and jelly beans.Red gummy bears, silver sprinkles, white mini jawbreakers, champagne bubbles, black lace, gold sprinkles and yellow licorice flower shooters make this Candy Warhol.In one room guests feel as if they are under the sea standing next to candy sharks, a manta ray and hammerhead shark.Another room has whimsical flying pigs and a unicorn. Before the end of the experience, jump into a marshmallow tsunami pit with your friends as a shower of foam marshmallows rain down on you.Tasty samples and fun photo opportunities are throughout the experience. Tickets are now available for the immersive candy factory pop-up. They must be purchased in advance – $30 per person, $23 for children 4 to 12 years old, and free for children under 3. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 305 Santa Monica Place, #142. www.candytopia.com.