Thanks for coming back for my second post about Seattle! In this post I'll tell you about my new favorite candy store along with some unique finds inside of it. Read my previous post listing essential candy to buy while you're in Seattle (or buy online if you're not taking a trip) here.
During my time in Seattle I wanted to explore a new area and while I was at it, check out a popular candy store. If you're in town, you must check out University Village. It's a lovely, serene, outdoor shopping mall with a huge, food-serving, tea-tasting Teavana store among other clothing/beauty/home stores. It also holds my new favorite candy spot in Seattle: The Confectionery. Here's the entrance and some interior shots:
|perfectly organized tables by theme!
Here's a rundown of my experience in the store. First, I am a crazy lover of all things pumpkin and was initially side tracked by this fantastic fall spread. They had one of my seasonal favorites, pumpkin spice caramels (see the tall orange jar below) which got me reeeeally excited
|fun fall candies, including pumpkin spice caramels
then, I passed by the chocolate counter and stared at their chocolate covered candy for awhile...
...and these halloween chocolates...
...and these adorable wedding mints!
But thankfully, I had come with a plan in mind so I was able to control myself (just barely!) and continue down the counter to find what I was looking for: their unique and hard-to-find collection of malt balls and caramels including my new favorite, birthday cake caramels. Yaaaay! Birthdays for everyone!
|huge selection of flavored caramels
|uniquely flavored malt balls
|gingerbread malt ball
|pumpkin spice malt ball
Next was the chocolate peanut butter caramel, a staff favorite for good reason. It was a great blend of three flavors involving an outer coating of milk chocolate, followed by a layer of peanut butter and then a chewy, caramel center which sort of glues all three flavors in your mouth for awhile while you chew it down. It was so good that I went back inside (shame-be-damned!) to buy a bag of them.
|chocolate peanut butter caramel
|chocolate peanut butter caramel interior
|yah, I went back for more
What DIDN'T disappoint were the birthday cake caramels...just as dreamy and amazing as the first time I encountered them:
|ethereal bday cake caramels
So overall the Seattle trip was a real winner in the candy department. From the moment you touch down in Seattle, head straight to the stores in the airport to pick up my Seattle candy essentials. Then be sure to check out University Village and visit the cheerful, adorable staff at The Confectionery. Taste their hard-to-find, unique caramels and malt balls and show me your favorites by tagging me on Instagram @thecandyquestblog. Happy Questing!