New candy shop opens in Ballard

There’s a new candy shop in Ballard that sits right on Bergen Place. Nicole Miller, the owner of Blackbird, took a corner of her shop and created a sweet spot tentatively called “Blackbird’s Rotten Tooth.”

Right now they sell your typical candies like Jelly Belly’s, Red Vines and Snickers, but they’re expanding their selection. We talked with employee Andy Ziskis who says he’s hoping to get candy from around the world as well as a local section. “I’m hoping that we’ll become a specialty candy store,” he says. He’s asking customers what they’d like to see, and suggestions include Pop Rocks, Mexican Coke, Mochi and pet treats. The hours aren’t set yet and probably won’t be for the next week, so it’s hit or miss for now. (Thanks Ben for the tip!)


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NoraBell
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NoraBell

Pop rocks!!!!! :-)
It's been a dull Monday, I think I need pop rocks.

plumbe
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plumbe

A little candy shoppe is great, but I would drop that name like a hot potato. Blackbirds sweet tooth would be much better . Right now I think dental bills and compost.

margaretp
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margaretp

Wacky Packs!

p.s. dog treats aren't candy sillies…go to Bark!

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Blackbirds don't even have teeth, do they? Yeah, not fond of the name. But I've been wondering where to get pop rocks now that Archie McFee's is gone. You know, for emergencies.

elaineinballard
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elaineinballard

Err, Mexican Coke? I guess they mean Mexican Coca-Cola :-)

Sara
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Penny candy would rock. So you could go in with a wee basket and pick out a bunch of little things. There was a penny candy shop where I grew up and we went there every Saturday with our allowance. I know it wouldn't be a penny anymore, though. :)

Annamatopoetry
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Annamatopoetry

Maltesers! And proper Smarties; it's too far to go to CostPlus (or Canadialand) just for a candy craving. Hooray for the store, though!

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Yeah, like the old five and dime was replaced by the 7-11, true story, the penny candy is gone.
I was at Arts, yeah, many years ago when the penny candy first became obsolete. I had a nickle, five pieces of penny candy, but not the penny for tax. I had to choose which one to leave at the counter, spent my nickle for four pieces of candy, and I have resented sales tax ever since.
Of course, the food tax was repealed some time later, fortunately for pop rocks fans;-)

Tastyviddles
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Tastyviddles

ROFL!

doug11
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doug11

And guess what, they're also a in the Ballard Chamber of Commerce!!!

That way a couple pennies from each pound of candy directly support the Chamber's lawsuit against bicyclists and the trail SDOT approved.

I bet Andy Ziskis is so proud that his company is fighting bikers alongside Ballard Oil and people that sell sand for a living. Sand and candy unite against bikes!!!

Billy
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Billy

Let me get this straight, in one shop she sells jeans for 5 ft tall men with size 26 waist and next door she's gonna sell candy to those of us who are not the size of 12 yr old school girls?

Timothyrslatteryjr
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Timothyrslatteryjr

ZOTS! and dark choc. anything!

NoraBell
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NoraBell

Welcome to the shopping hell women have been going through for years. ;-)

Frank
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Frank

Mega Warheads.

Tastyviddles
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Tastyviddles

Amen!

doug11
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doug11

thanks for sharing. that's a wonderful story. really gives a community blog like this some character. you are a treasure. i really like how you “winked” at us at the end by using a semi-colon. that's clever!!

chopper_74
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chopper_74

oh Doug11, apparently I've touched a nerve…
but yes, I am a treasure, thank you.

doug11
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doug11

the nerve was calling me a liar on that thread about seafood fest.

you should prove i lied, or apologize.

chopper_74
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chopper_74

OMG!
Wait, I've found the missing link…
Candy+sandy=anti-bike…got it…

chopper_74
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chopper_74

multi-thread arguments=lazy doug11

HausFrau
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HausFrau

Ice Cubes.

doug11
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doug11

As members of the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, part of each company's revenue will be contributed to the Chamber as annual dues.

And the Chamber uses it's money to join a lawsuit against the City. To stop a bike trail that SDOT approved.

So yes, there's a link. Not the missing link. A real link.

Call the Chamber and let them know you don't want your tax dollars being spent by the city to defend itself against the Chamber's lawsuit:

206 784 9705

Please be polite. But call. We all need to call. Don't let them get away with this.

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Ever been in a union? Lot's of my money, for agendas that I don't support, like politics as usual. I don't have a choice, but a part of every hour I worked, went to some nut-job cause, seriously, I can say, nut-job. Still, like Nickles for Gov., again. Ridiculous, beyond nut-job.
I'm not anti union, generally, but some see it as a mandate for something it was never intended to be. Inclusive.
Many Chamber members don't support everything the Chamber does. Many non-members support some of what the Chamber does.
You are trying to pitch walls that don't exist, and trying to paint pictures that are unsellable.

Jules
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Jules

I second that motion! When I was a kid (and the earth's surface was still cooling) there was a candy store on 68h and 32nd, 28th and 65th, a diner with a candy store at 32nd and 65th, a pharnacy with candy at 65th and 32nd, another candy mom & pop store at 75th and 32nd, and Food Town at 64th and 32nd. You could make yourself sick for a dollar on the way home from Webster Elementary!

ballardgiant
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ballardgiant

I can't prove you lied, but I can quote you:

“I'M the one with small balls.”-Doug11

Classic!