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March 9, 2012

Easter is early this year (April 8th) and, as usual, we’re your one-stop shop for the cutest and most delicious treats! Many of your favorites are back (caramel robins’ eggs, real Cadbury creme eggs and Seagull eggs) as well as new items (dark chocolate bunnies, gianduja farm animals and chocolate chicks) which are all sure to please! I love this time of year, and not just because I was born in the spring, but because, as one of my customers says, “Every piece of candy is happy.”

If you’re planning a party or Easter hunt at your home, need the coolest Easter basket imaginable, or just love the candy of the season, we’ve got everything you could possibly need or want! Please order your custom Easter baskets (well, boxes) as soon as possible, as this is one the busiest times of the year for us and we want you to have the best selection possible to choose from.

Also, I want to invite you all to check out our new website, which I can take no credit for whatsoever. Special thanks to our graphic designer, David, and web guy, Brian, who did a fantastic job!

I hope to see you all soon!

- Diane

Salted Caramel Seagull Eggs Caramel Robins EggsItalian Papillon Easter BasketGianduja Farm Animals Milk Chocolate ChicksChocolate Bunnies Edible Easter GrassJelly Belly Carrots Filled Easter EggsBunny Hop Hunt Read Cadbury Creme EggsSpeckled Mini Eggs Marzipan BunniesDark Chocolate Bunnies Easter Marshmallow KabobsEaster Rounds of Four Sweet Tart DucksBunny Corn Old Fashioned Jelly BeansSpeckled Malted Eggs Dark Chocolate EggsCrispy Milk Chocolate Eggs Customizable Easter Boxes

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Share The Love!

January 22, 2012

No matter how you feel about this holiday, one thing is certain: candy is so pretty and everyone loves getting it… so come by and check out our selection and get everyone you love a little something!

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Happy Holidays!

December 11, 2011

Even before we opened our store, I thought candy made the best gift – and now I know it does. No matter what their age, people get giddy when they’re around candy and that’s what the holidays should be about: sharing joy!

If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, a hostess gift, something for your best friend or a box of chocolates that will wow the boss….you will find it all here!

From handmade ribbon candy to toffee that melts in your mouth to coal candy (for the one who didn’t behave), you’ll find something for everyone on your list.

Wishing you the happiest holiday season and all the best in 2012!

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A Sweet Incentive…

November 14, 2011

Whether you’re ready for the holidays or not, they’re coming! And for a lucky few of you out there, Christmas just might come early this year. Read on if you’re intrigued…

Ok… think about how much fun would it be to have a beautiful candy bar or (even better) our fully-stocked candy cart serving up treats at your company’s holiday party. Can you visualize it? Good. Now, think about how fantastic it would be to receive an enormous gift certificate to our store for being the person who makes that happen! That’s right, you can have your candy and eat it too.

Here’s how it works… If we book an event with your company based on your referral, you will get a gift certificate for 10% of the total value of the event as soon as that event is booked and we receive a deposit. Just do the math: if your company books a candy cart event for $3,000, you, my friend, will have a $300 gift certificate from our store in your pocket! Just think what you could do with all that candy. Seriously, think about it. Like, now.

Give us a call or come by the store if you’d like to get things started. Set up a candy tasting for the decision makers at your company – what’s the worst that could happen? Even better, become a decision maker at your company so that you can reap the sweet rewards of your absolute power!

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Halloween Treats, No Tricks

October 7, 2011

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays – how can you not love a holiday where candy is the central player? We’ve got everything from gummi candy corn to pumpkin spice caramels to make your party a success! We’ve also got great candy accessories for your creative costumes and if you want to be the coolest house on the block, you’ll want to stock up on our hard-to-find candy for your trick-or-treaters.

We’ll also be having our 5th annual Halloween Event on Halloween day, Monday October 31st! Our fully stocked candy cart will be outside the store from 3-6pm and everyone in or out of costume will get a take-out container to fill with the candies of their choosing. The event is free and all ages are welcome! Please tell everyone you know, the more the merrier!

Seasonal candy tends to sell very quickly, so please come sooner than later to fulfill all of your candy needs. See you all soon!

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Swedish Candy Has Arrived!

July 23, 2011

The Swedes know candy: they consume more per capita than other country in Europe. We’re excited to have six new Swedish candies at the store, which are very delicious and extremely hard to come by in this country. They are…

Raspberry Hallonshots. Raspberry flavored gummi’s, hard in texture and extremely sour.

Sour Skulls. Skull-shaped gummi’s, in pineapple, raspberry and green apple and very, very sour. We’re constantly asked what the most sour candy in the store is and the answer now is…these!

Swedish Monkeys. Tiny little red monkeys, flavored similarly to Swedish fish, but with a much more firm texture.

Salmiak Carpets. Perfectly chewy, medium salty and fun to pull apart.

Vanilla Sockerbitar. Similar to a vanilla marshmallow, but with a much chewier texture. I’m SO into these!

Strawberry Sockerbitar. Amazing strawberry flavor, fantastic chew, and phenomenally delicious! LOVE these!

If the candy sounds good, it’s because it is! Come by and try some and let us know what you think. In the meantime, here are a few photos…

row of jars   hallonshotssour skulls   vanilla and strawberry sockerbitarswedish monkeys   salmiak carpet

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Spring Has Sprung!

March 23, 2011

Easter is our second busiest holiday at the store, just behind Christmas. The candy is colorful, playful, and – it goes without saying – delicious! It’s hard to resist picking up a chocolate floppy-eared bunny or a mallo kabob at any age and not smiling. Pictured below are just some of the wonderful items we have this season – all of which are in stock right now, so don’t wait until the last second or you will be out of duck, I mean luck (wow, that was bad).

New this year is our custom Easter basket service – choose the container you like and the candy you want included in it and let us do the rest. Or you can simply give us a budget and allow us to work our creative magic for you. Don’t forget that grown-ups like candy too! So take this opportunity to kiss up to your kid’s teachers before grades come out or to thank your accountant for finding those extra write-offs. Whatever the case may be, we’ve got you covered. Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

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Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2011

We’ve got a fantastic Valentine’s Day selection this year…so tell everyone how much you love them with a tasty gift from our store! From handmade heart-shaped lollipops to swoon-worthy chocolate-covered caramels, we’ve got you covered…just don’t wait until the 13th! Below is just a sampling of our selection.

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Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2010

Candy is the perfect gift. There, I said it. What else can you get someone dearest and nearest to you but also someone you hardly know? So, get your list together, come into the store and let one of our candy experts make holiday shopping the easiest thing you do this season. Or, just call or email us a list of recipients and we’ll do the rest – card, wrap, ship. Check out the pics below to get a glimpse of some of our holiday offerings, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in the Bay Area. Happy Holidays and we’ll see you all soon!

Our holiday windowTruffles from Coco-luxe
Caffarel Chocolate SantasGianduja-filled Snowmen from Coco-luxe
Caramel-filled chocolate dominoes from Christopher NormanHandmade Candy Canes
Beautiful Chocolate OrnamentsVodka-infused Amarena Cherries from Chocolat Moderne
Jars filled with ornaments in our windowCandy-filled ornaments
The Pear Box by Christopher NormanThe Candy Store X-mas Box of Four
Fill our signature candy bin with the candy of your choice!The Best of British Collection from Hope and Greenwood
Handmade Ribbon CandyThree Flavors of Happy Goat Caramels

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Red Tie Gala

November 22, 2010

The Red Tie Gala is a fabulous event that takes place every two years at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. Its efforts support St. Anne’s Home, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been serving the aged poor of San Francisco since 1901.

Yvonne Sangiacomo, one of our most beloved customers, is the founder of ‘Red Tie’ and it was our pleasure to support her and her wonderful charity. Two years ago, Brian and I donated our fully-loaded candy cart to the event, and this year we donated 300 containers filled with Yvonne’s favorite item in our store: French Guyeaux truffles.

We had a great time, here are some pics:

The fabulous Yvonne!Diane and Willie Brown
Truffle containersBrian
Mmmm...SlidersOne of our fans scored some truffles
Lobster RollsFrench band

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