Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Helping Homes

We donated some gingerbread houses to a Mount Vernon Middle School "Life Skills" class, and the students made such fun and unique houses!

Thanks to all the students for sharing their unique creations with us, and Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Gingerbread Houses!

Marina, a long-time candy fan who has been shopping at the Confectionery for 20 years, decorated this gorgeous gingerbread house with grandson Mark. Her choice of high-end decorations (the Santa frosting decoration atop the chimney, the Moonstruck polar animal truffles) and all the care that went into the spectacular frosting detail make it (almost) too beautiful to eat!


Crafty Candy Girl Connie made this house --- check out her cinnamon square chimney detail!

Here's something Candy Girl Alexa made at home -- a Gingerbread Candy Girl, complete with pink polka dot apron! Thanks to everyone for sharing their creative holiday creations with us!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Gifts

Nothing is as fun to give (or get) during the holidays as our custom or pre-wrapped gift baskets. This one has staff favorite peppermint short bread, seasonal red and green malt balls, caramel balls, our mix of dark, milk and blended toffee, peppermint taffy, non-pariels with red & green sprinkles, jack straws, sour cherry gummies, our in-house Christmas Jelly Belly blend, sprinkled with foil-wrapped chocolate bells and, of course, a beautiful foil-wrapped chocolate Santa. Find it at our store pre-wrapped and ready to give for $45.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Save 20% and benefit the Ronald McDonald House

Tickets are still available for Holidate (With the Girls)! But a $25 ticket -- which benefits the Ronald McDonald House -- and this Tuesday and Wednesday you will get up to 20% in savings at The Confectionery and other participating stores. In addition to the discount card, a Holidate ticket also gets you a free drink and hors d'oeuvres at the Holidate shopping lounge!

Monday, November 30, 2009

One Housing Market that Doesn't Fluctuate

Gingerbread Houses are here! This is our 6 x 6 x 6 version for $15.95. Here are some examples of finished products constructed by our very own Candy Girls!

Anyka made her gingerbread home into a peppermint palace

Haley created a home sweet home

And Connie made a classic candy rock cottage - yum!

For those in the market for a more luxe gingerbread experience, we also have a Gingerbread Ski Chalet!
'Tis the season for merry homemaking!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friends and Family Deals for the Holidays!

The Confectionery is one of more than 40 stores in the U-Village that will be offering discounts a week from today -- Tuesday December 1 -- for holiday shoppers! Stop in and get a great deal on all the goodies that make the season complete (foil-wrapped chocolates, mint chip malt balls, and mellocreme Santas, just to name a few)!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Is The Confectionery part of your holiday?

If you are incorporating Confectionery goods or decorations into your Thanksgiving weekend, we'd love to see it! Send us an e-mail at with pictures and be sure to include your story.
We'll feature some of the most unique contributions on our blog!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Moonstruck Chocolatier Gets Candy Cred

Moonstruck Chocolate's Chef Julian Rose -- the company’s master chocolatier and the host of our Wine and Chocolate event earlier this year -- was named to Dessert Professional magazine's first annual list of Top Ten Chocolatiers for North America! The 2009 Top Ten Chocolatiers list will be featured in the December issue of Dessert Professional magazine.   

At the Chocolate and Wine event, Chef Rose shared his knowledge from a classical pastry education and 25-year professional career, beginning with his earliest days working in his parents’ pastry shop. As Moonstruck’s Master Chocolatier, Chef Rose develops new delicious morsels and refines our existing favorites. We know we can always count on Moonstruck Chocolate for beautiful and delicious goodies, thanks to Chef Rose!

We want to extend thanks once again to Chef Rose for taking the time to teach us all so much about chocolate, and wine! It was another incredible evening at the Confectionery!

Monday, November 16, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Conor Rodihan who won our 200 Fans contest on Facebook! Conor wins a $50 gift certificate and a candy gift! Thank you so much to everyone that helped us reach our goal of 200 fans in just four days!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Our 200 Facebook Fans contest!

Be The Confectionery's 200th fan on Facebook and get a $50 gift certificate--just in time for the holidays-- and a candy gift!

The Colder Side of Fall Calls for...

Now that fall is here (really, really here--cloud cover and all) we started thinking about all the nice warm things that give us comfort through the colder months. And of course one of the first things that came to mind was Moonstruck's incredible Mayan truffle. We carry this morsel all year, but there's no better time than a gray day to have a savory sensation from south of the border -- chocolate, almonds and cinnamon blend seamlessly to make this an excellent pairing with a morning coffee, or an afternoon cup of cocoa. (We don't believe in chocolate moderation.)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trick or Treat at University Village

From 4 to 6 PM this Saturday (Halloween!) more than 30 of the stores at the University Village -- including yours truly! -- will be hosting families for the annual Trick or Treat event! All the Candy Girls will be dressed up and we love rewarding kids in fun, scary and clever costumes with delicious free treats. Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


We are so excited about the cards and calendars we're now carrying from local Seattle artist Ilee! Her beautiful illustrations are wonderful, functional pieces of art. We love how she captured the mood of the Halloween season for the October sheet in her 2009 and 2010 calendar, and the invitation below.

Come in and check out the other, equally wonderful things we are carrying from Ilee!

Get All the Goodies for a Spooky Soiree

If there is one thing we know here at the Confectionery, it's how to supply your holiday parties with plenty of delectable treats for people of all ages and all tastes. As always, we have a specialty seasonal blend of Jelly Belly beans (Fall and Halloween blends currently available, and of course we can help you make your own blend anytime!), malt balls with colorful candy shells that let them double as perfect snack and decoration, and no one can resist our caramel balls in dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel apple.
If you're making a festive cake for the occasion we've got you covered-- licorice ropes, candy-shell covered Milkies in all colors, gummy and sour worms, gummy brains, sour bats, mellocreme pumpkins---and so much more!

There's just a few days left before the big day -- we can hardly wait! -- so stop by and pick up all the essentials for your Halloween shindig this Saturday!

Monday, October 26, 2009

No Tricks, Just Treats

Our bright orange Chinese food boxes fit a ton of delicious treats, including: our fall Jelly Belly mix, candy corn, milk chocolate foil wrapped pumpkins and milk chocolate foil wrapped fall leaves, topped with a matching bow and a spooky spider.

Our sparkly owl will scare away anyone trying to steal your hard-earned candy stash!

These beautifully detailed devil face and black cat buckets are wonderful for giving Halloween-themed gifts, and useful as a bucket for trick-or-treating, too!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Last Week to Vote Us "Best"!

Seattle's Evening Magazine s is running a readers vote to determine the "Best of Western Washington," and the Confectionery has gotten lots of attention!

Here's a snippet of some of the amazing things Evening Magazine viewers had to say about us:

"The store is so darn cute inside it makes you want to buy everything! the Holiday decorations they display and sell are spectacular! the best I've ever come across!"

"The Confectionery is the greatest candy store in the world!"

"It is the nicest and most clean candy store I have ever been in!"

"They make the cutest gift baskets and party favors that I have ever seen. Their store is absolutely darling."

Share your thoughts about the Confectionery at Evening Magazine's "Best of Western Washington" page and make sure to vote for us --- winners will be announced next week!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Decor and Gifts

It's the most unique holiday of the year, so make sure you celebrate appropriately with some of our one-of-a-kind decorations and gifts!

We completed this dapper Tuxedo Skeleton decoration and candy dish with a Tootsie Pop,Sugar Babies, Candy Buttons and Zots.

We set off this glam Lady Skeleton decoration and candy bowl with retro candies, including Lemonheads, Dots, Pixie Sticks and Hawaiian Punch candy sticks.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Spooky Basket for Charity

Halloween is a great time to remember the magic of being a kid. We wanted to make sure the local Ronald McDonald house was equipped with all our favorite treats, so we donated a gift basket which included: the best candy corn in town, a house blend of delicious Jelly Belly beans, a blend of our chocolate-covered toffee, colorful taffy, and our delectable malt balls! And we included this incredible spooky skeleton candy dish - complete with Cousin It-style candy jar hands. It's hard not to go overboard with our favorite holiday!

MMMMM--- crispy milk chocolate eyeballs!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We're Approaching the Biggest Day in the Candy Calendar - Halloween!

Three cheers for Halloween, the best holiday in the Candy year. It's always been one of our favorites, and to help you celebrate we have not only our spectacular selection of holiday goodies but lots of decorations as well. And of course we are your one-stop shop for the best Halloween gift bags and baskets.

Friday, August 28, 2009

'Tis (Still) the (Wedding) Season

Here are some initial boxes we filled with lemon, pina colada,
French vanilla and Licorice Jelly Belly beans for a wedding recently! The great thing about these boxes is you can fill them with almost anything--truffles, milkies, jordan almonds, malt balls--in custom colors to go perfectly with your party theme!

What's better than adorable and delicious Jelly Belly wedding favors? Pairing those with cupcakes from Sprinkles. They are the best cupcakes!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Reel Summer Night

This Wednesday the University Village will have an outdoor screening of Grease just down the street from the Confectionery, next to Pottery Barn Kids and across from Starbucks. The movie will begin at sundown (approximately 8:30 pm) but starting at 7 pm we will be selling movie treats, popcorn, cotton candy, soda, floats, ice cream and, of course, candy! Twitter followers & Facebook fans will get a free candy treat bag. Professional swing dancers will also be here teaching everyone the moves from Grease!
The first 250 people at the event will receive U Village swag bags with fun items from various merchants and sponsors. Anyone who attends will receive the Sweet Deals Shopping Card that will have discounts and special offers valid Wednesday, August 26 through Sunday, August 30 to get you started with your back to school shopping!

Other gifts and contests include:
* Costume Contest - Win $100 U Village gift card for the best Grease costume
* Dance Contest - Win $100 U Village gift card for best dance determined by our professional dance judges
* Enter-to-win a $100 U Village gift card for a Back-to-School shopping spree