The newly opened Lolli and Pops store at Bellevue Square is a candy confectionery even Willy Wonka would love. The San Francisco-based high-end candy shop, which has a slew of locations across the country including in the nearby Southcenter Mall and Alderwood Mall, has brought its sweet treats to the first floor of Bellevue's expansive shopping center, tucked between scoop shop Ben & Jerry's (how convenient) and fashion label BCBG Max Azria.
Inside, a giant golden gummy bear stands agains the wall watching over a flurry of rainbow treats: macarons, popcorn, chocolate bars and soda. The international candy—like Pocky from Asia and Milka chocolate from Europe—flavored honey, cotton candy and specialty truffles are enough to make even grownups giddy.
After a sugar-filled pitstop to Lolli and Pops, here are six top treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
1. Breakfast in Bed Truffle Box, $35
This collection of chocolate truffles is a double indulgence of sugar and a lazy late morning, with flavors like mimosa, bacon, french toast and blueberry scone.
2. Champagne Gummy Bears, $3.50 per 1/4 pound
Add some class to your sugar fix with booze-flavored gummy bears in rose and light champagne varieties. Scoop the bears into takeaway bags or give as a gift in a fancy jar.
3. Marshmallow Squares, $5
These brick-sized sugar squares put similar treats to shame with fancy mix-ins such as cookies, cereal, toasted coconut, sprinkles and popcorn.
4. Specialty Popcorn, $12
The snack traditionally relegated to movie theaters and your own couch comes in more creative concoctions like barbeque kettle corn and sriracha.
5. Gourmet Chocolate Bars, $8-12
There's no shortage of cocoa inside the mint-colored candy shop, and it all comes in a multitude of flavors and types. Pick up a handcrafted bar from California chocolate makers Dick & Taylor, an exotic flavor from Chicago-based Vosges or a small-batch organic bar from California Compartes chocolate—we'd vote for Compartes Cereal Bowl or Dick & Taylor's maple coconut—or enjoy the store's own Signature or Topp'd bar collections, which feature flavors like birthday cake, sea salt potato chip, jalapeno peanut, mango chipotle and strawberry champagne.
6. Honey Sticks, $0.50 each or 5 or $2
Enjoy's nature's authentic sweet treat with specialty straws of honey in orange blossom, mango and pink lemonade flavors.
Lolli and Pops is located on the first floor at 502 Bellevue Square, lolliandpops.com.