Monday, May 20, 2013

May Zaarly Bazaar

If it seems like This Charming Candy a nearly endless string of events going on, it feels like that to me too! I really do love getting out in the community to meet people and get the word out about all the deliciousness we have to offer. I believe June will be more quiet than May or July, though :-)

This Thursday is the May edition of the Zaarly Bazaar at the Museum of Flight. Admission is free, and gives you a $20 credit towards the purchases you make there. This is such a fantastic and low-risk way to try cool stuff from local businesses. I can personally recommend:

  • Pampeana Empanadas - I like the veggie sampler. My favorite flavor is roasted corn... yum
  • Deluxe Foods - I've been stirring Gingered Rhubarb jam into my morning oatmeal, and it's amazing

You can sign up here: and I hope you'll come if you can!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Flavor Tasting at Chihuly Garden & Glass

This weekend is the 1-year anniversary of the Chihuly Garden & Glass center opening. Congratulations to them! Many exciting events are planned throughout the weekend, one of which is a lollipop tasting in the gift shop on Sunday from 11-2 (or until the samples run out, so get there early!)

Sample pieces of Pistachio Marshmallow flavored hard candy
Pistachio Marshmallow hard candy samples

I've prepared several hundred hexagonal gem-shape sample pieces in Pistachio Marshmallow and Root Beer Float flavors.
Hexagonal gem of hard candy in Pistachio Marshmallow flavor
Sample piece of Pistachio Marshmallow flavor
If your Sunday plans take you anywhere near Seattle Center, please stop in for a taste!

updated to clarify:
Admission to the exhibition is not required to attend the tasting, but we really encourage you to check it out. Sunday's celebratory events include "Family Day" and "Painting with Dale"!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Portland Loves Root Beer Float

Thank you, Portland, for another fun and successful Crafty Wonderland this past weekend! We hope you're enjoying your lollipops, like this delightful customer who exclaimed, "Black Pepper Melon is amazing!" Yes, yes it is.
Happy customer with a Black Pepper Melon lollipop

Even more popular than Black Pepper Melon, though, was Root Beer Float. Astonishingly, it even out-sold Salted Caramel and I'm not sure that's ever happened before! With their rich, well-rounded flavor and adorable dash of powdered sugar decoration, Root Beer Float lollipops are definitely awesome and we're excited to see that you folks agree. Nom!

Root Beer Float lollipops by This Charming Candy
We hope to be back again in December, with new flavors in tow. Until then, stay awesome, Portland. We love you.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Crafty Wonderland is Tomorrow!

We're hitting the road this morning for the Super Colossal Spring Sale, in beautiful Portland, OR! Just in time for Moms, Dads and Grads comes this art and craft extravaganza. We'll be in booth 32, slinging lollipops and joy to everyone.
Come & get your lollipops, by This Charming Candy!

Here's everything you need to know:
Saturday, May 11th, 201311am-6pm  
at The Oregon Convention Center - Exhibit Hall D777 NE MLK jr. Portland 

Crafty Wonderland is May 11th!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Stockist: Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum

If Seattle tourism is in your future, I'll bet a stop at the Seattle Center is on your agenda...

looking up at the Seattle Space Needle
Seattle's famous Space Needle on a gorgeous spring day

Adjacent to the famous Space Needle is the newest attraction of Seattle Center - the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition, where the works of the Northwest's most famous glass artist are on display in a beautiful setting. After your visit, stop into the bookstore & gift shop. An amazing collection of local artists' works are available, including luxury bath & body goods by Sweet Petula, handbags by Crystalyn Kae, and lollipops by This Charming Candy!

a green bucket of gourmet lollipops at the Chihuly Garden and Glass gift shop
Gourmet lollipops available at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle's a beautiful place. Come visit!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Local Lollipop Delivery for Seattle

We're super excited to announce the opening of our gorgeous Zaarly storefront, which serves the Seattle area with free delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Specifically, if you live anywhere from Mill Creek in the north, to Tacoma in the south, from West Seattle in the west, to Issaquah in the east - you can order online through Zaarly for less than the cost of ordering with shipping through our Etsy shop. Getting your lollipops is now easier than ever!

Through the whole month of May, we're running a promotion - if you order anything over $30, we'll include three lollipops of your choice as a free gift.

Fine print: all transactions must be through This Charming Candy's Zaarly storefront, there is a limit of one bonus per customer, and you need to include the following code in your order notes: #CHARMING3

Friday, May 3, 2013

Wedding Candy Buffet

In early April, a Louisiana couple included This Charming Candy lollipops in their wedding candy buffet. The mother of the bride was kind enough to share this terrific photo of her handiwork:

Glass jars filled with candy, including lollipops

They opted for a wide mix of flavors including Pistachio Marshmallow, Honey Jasmine, Vanilla Cardamom, and Tart Pluot.

This is a really simple, elegant and effective way to include different types of candies at an event! I'm always so impressed with the wonderful variety of ways our customers come up with for incorporating lollipops into their celebrations. Congratulations again, S + H!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Crafty Wonderland and Mother's Day

We're very happy to report that we'll be returning to Portland, OR for Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Spring Sale this year. It's coming up soon! You can finish up your last minute Mother's Day shopping and possibly get a jump on the Dads & Grads season, all in one shot.

Come to Hall D of the Oregon Convention Center. We'll be holding down the fort in booth #32, next to our buddy Foamy Wader and across from Sweet Anthem Perfumes. Yeah!