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This Charming Candy

Gourmet Candymaker
Maple Leaf, Seattle

“I loved lollipops as a girl but found them lacking in flavor and elegance as an adult. Some might find candy making unglamorous, but I think it’s awesome and love finding new ways to improve what I do.”

Dime store lollipops never seem to taste quite as good in adulthood as they did back in the day –– yes, even the red-flavored ones. They didn't for Susan, at least. She started making her own batches of colorful sweets, hoping to cook up a tastier alternative to the weak, sugary treats meant for children. And with flavors like maple syrup, rosemary lemonade and black pepper melon it's safe to say that these lollipops are a far cry from the ones in your past. They're richly flavored, handmade treats created for you and your refined taste buds. Well, they're mostly refined anyway.