Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Guilt-Free Shopping Spree

Mark your calendars: the annual Shop to Make a Difference campaign is back!

From Friday,May 15 to Sunday, May 17 The Confectionery and more than 50 other shops and restaurants in the University Village are participating in the fundraising campaign that offers shoppers 20% off, and benefits women's cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
To receive your discount, purchase a Cure Card for $25 at The Confectionery, and don't be afraid to splurge-- it's for a good cause!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Because She's Worth It

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10, and the Confectionery not only has endless options to make customized candy assortments and chocolate boxes, we even have an array of cards for the occasion! We want to make it easy for you to show Mom how great she is!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Aloha, Easter

These bright gifts were made personally for someone that wanted a great Easter assortment that could be packed in a suitcase. The Peeps Bunnies, spring mix Jelly Bellies and assortment of sweet and sour kids' candy favorites are sure to please, especially as their final destination is sunny Hawaii!

It's still not too late to come into the store and pick up a pre-made Easter basket, or work with our Candy Girls to get personalized gifts like these made up to your liking.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Gone to the Birds

Another perfect (not to mention adorable) gift we have for chocolate fans is this selection of Moonstruck's spring chicks. The truffles are filled with the Portland confectioner's Mayan filling, a warmly spicy South American-style ganache center. Mmm!

No matter what, these always end up being the real star of the show come Easter-time-- Our chocolate-covered Peeps! Don't even think about wasting these finger-licking fowl in the microwave!

Which came first, our truffle chicks or our bulk chocolate eggs? We'll leave the mystery up to you to ponder while you enjoy these delectable foil-wrapped treats in milk, dark and white chocolate, as well as filled with peanut-butter, caramel, crispy and milk chocolate truffle. (We've got foil wrapped rabbits and chicks, too!) Great for gifts, or to set out in a bowl for guests to grab and snack.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Stars

Judy's Book, an online post-your-own-reviews site focusing on small local businesses, has identified The Confectionery as an excellent local candy shop. (This time we got 4.5 stars!)

Local Reviewer Amy T. said " The taffy is a must try--very flavorful." And another reviewer added, "I love the ambiance inside this little candy store. ...The Confectionery carries a huge variety of sweets, some of which are very hard to find elsewhere. You can get yourself a Cadburry Flake bar, or even jordan almonds. They also have Moonstruck chocolates, which are pretty rare in Seattle."

Thanks for the great feedback, Judy's Book!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Signs of Spring

Just over a week to go before Easter Sunday, and The Confectionery is awash in chocolate rabbits, malt ball eggs, pastel Jelly Bellies, truffle farm animals and eggs, and so much more!
For the kids we have baskets in every color imaginable, ready to be filled with an adorable stuffed rabbits, some of our delicious seasonal goodies nestled in brightly colored "grass," and topped with a bow!

But of course we would never forget the treats for more mature palates, like these delectable hazelnut and almond praline milk chocolate Michele Cluizel farm animals.

Portland's Moonstruck, always a local favorite, has their own take on truffle barnyard bonbons. The set includes a signature milk chocolate pony and cow, milk toffee pig, and extra bittersweet lamb.

This is a great example of our final product. When you come into the store you have an array of fantastic wrapped basket and gift options for every price point, all made with joy and care by our staff of Candy Girls.
If you're looking for something with a personal touch, the ladies are more than happy to help you put together the perfect gift, and we can wrap it up for you on the spot.

Just make sure to get to the store early, as our Easter favorites won't last long!

University Village recognizes Kristi for 20 years!

The University Village has recognized the owner of the Confectionery, and life-long candy lover, Kristi Holmes, for her 20 years building the community of the Village. Kristi started at the Confectionery after college and knew she had found her niche, helping locals discover the best candy and chocolates from around the world (and personally taste-testing our product to ensure quality!). It's the passion and dedication of small business owners like Kristi that keeps our town so unique. Congratulations, Kristi!