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Where to score kid-approved candy by the pound

The bounty at Cone & Steiner.

Photo: Cone & Steiner


Back when we were kids, penny candy actually cost one cent. Ask your parents and they might remember when gum balls or licorice sticks were three for a penny. Bins of jawbreakers, candy necklaces, pixy sticks and jelly beans to add to birthday party favor bags (or stash in your junk drawer for spontaneous consumption) might cost a little more these days, but there's more variety now than ever. 

Sandwiched between Hello Robin cookie shop and Tallulah's on 19th Ave. on Capitol Hill, Dani Cone's Cone & Steiner is a modern day take on a general store that sells housewares, pantry items and beautifully displayed candy by weight. Fill kid-sized bags with licorice, wax bottles and black and red gummy raspberries for $8 a pound.

Expect the same colorful spread at Cone & Steiner's new Pioneer Square location in the Stadium Place building. While you're in the neighborhood, take the kids next door to Josh Henderson's Quality Athletics for a plate of gravy fries and fried Brussels sprouts.

Hungry for more? Check out the bowls of vegan candy at Phinney Ridge's Violet Sweet Shoppe and the candy sold per piece at Sweet Mickey's in Ballard. Bulk candy is also in the works at Ericka Burke's (Volunteer Park Cafe) upcoming Canal Market, slated to open in the coming weeks in Portage Bay. 

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