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Bulk Candy in Seattle or Portland areas

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dimples_323 Aug 14, 2008 12:06 AM

I'll be road tripping it around the Seattle area and down to Portland this weekend, and I'm on the hunt for bulk candy, specifically jelly bellys or M&Ms. I know you can buy bulk candy in the mall, but that's probably not the most economical choice! I think I probably need, er... 5-8 pounds? I can't order online because I'm from Vancouver and I suspect shipping costs would be enormous.

Does anyone have a favourite bulk candy store or warehouse they can recommend?

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  1. Lets_eat RE: dimples_323 Aug 14, 2008 05:17 AM

    Central Market in Shoreline has a pretty good selection. Probably all the Central Market stores have bulk candy, but I've only been to the Shoreline location.

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      Baboo RE: dimples_323 Aug 14, 2008 06:06 AM

      All of the Haggens or Top Foods have good bulk candy selections. Not discount prices by any means, but you can get the quanitities that you described. Locations from Ferndale/Bellingham south.

      1. gmm RE: dimples_323 Aug 14, 2008 06:22 AM

        Cash and Carry sells candy in bulk. I know there's a store in Bellevue, and in Ballard. Not sure if there are others.

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          FoodDee RE: dimples_323 Aug 14, 2008 11:33 AM

          Costco would probably also work - possibly Costco business over the regular warehouses.

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            lemiller610 RE: dimples_323 Aug 14, 2008 02:05 PM

            The Confectionary in University Village, Seattle is a good choice. They will have some unique items. Not sure if they carry name-brand stuff or if they have everything private-labeled.

            Central Market does have a great selection but it's geared for the natural/health type. Still good, probably even better than the brand-name stuff, but just wanted to give you the heads up.

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              Lets_eat RE: lemiller610 Aug 15, 2008 06:38 AM

              Not particularly, at least not at the Shoreline location. Some items yes, but most of it is the good old unhealthy kind...unless you consider 3-inch jawbreakers, gummy worms & ultimate malted milk balls health food!

            2. bbqer RE: dimples_323 Aug 15, 2008 08:02 AM

              There's a place on the top floor (food court floor) of Westlake Mall downtown that has bulk candy of many varieties and I've noticed bulk M&Ms specifically. It's right near the monorail boarding area.

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                BorntoEat RE: dimples_323 Aug 15, 2008 08:02 AM

                Cash and Carry will be your cheapest bet (unless you have a Costco membership). There are locations around the Seattle area - probably on line. I go to the one in Sodo. The buy-the-pound places are actually typically more expensive for this sort of thing than buying the ginormous pre-packaged bags.

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