In 1997, the tea aficionados at Special Teas Inc. began stocking their shelves with loose-leaf teas imported from all over the world. Today, the staff flavours and blends its own teas on-site, whistling piercingly like a teakettle as they mix certified organic and bio-grown ingredients into their own blends of black, green, and chai teas. The custom mixes peer down from the shop's shelves toward a tearoom and gallery where shop personnel can explain the believed health benefits of certain blends, such as using rooibos tea to treat allergies or soaking in a bathtub of tea to help one swear off coffee. Each of the store's loose-leaf varieties can steep inside Special Teas Inc.'s lineup of glass teapots that boast neat pours and can hold up to 1.6 litres.
As one of Canada's largest nutrition retail outlets, Popeye's Supplements populates its store with nutrition, weight-loss, and fitness aids designed to address a variety of health matters. Expert vitamin prospectors help patrons find supplements best suited to their fitness goals. Shoppers can fill their baskets with Hydroxycut bars or stock up on Allmax Nutrition's muscle-magnifying creatine. Meanwhile, the green-tea extracts and soy vitamin E in the Ascenta NutraSea fish oil team up to strengthen hearts and soothe joints. Customers who aren't sure which supplement may work best for them can try out different ones at Popeye's Supplements' sampling station.
The Well's multifunction store infuses earth and body healthfulness into a retail area, café, public creative space, and live-performance venue. Guests head to The Side Bar DeCafe to peruse a health-conscious menu generously seasoned with gluten-free food options. Wrap hands around a roasted chicken ($6.75) or vegetable sandwich ($6.50), both cloaked, like most runway models, in a warm ciabatta roll. Gluten-free crepes stuff themselves with seasonal fruits and dance in drizzles of chocolate ($6.95). Infiltrate sweet mugs of frog-friendly drip coffee ($2.23–$2.66). This Groupon can also be applied toward swathing soul sacks in environmentally conscious and recycled clothing, such as light coats (average $20) and men's T-shirts ($12+).
Aaronson's Pharmacy is the oldest independently owned pharmacy in Victoria,established in 1910. We are PCCA accredited and specialize in Pharmaceutical Compounding ( including Veterinary, Hormone Replacement and Sterile products). We also offer the largest selection of Homeopathic remedies in Victoria.
Helmed by two master chocolatiers, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut’s Calgary-based laboratory bustles with confectionary wizards crafting sumptuous chocolates by hand before shipping the cocoa creations across the world. Nestled inside the glossy confines of a traditional European copper foil box, an assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolates bond over their shared gustatory DNA and intense distrust of Oompa Loompas. Each Copper Box caters to a wide range of palates via treats inflated with all manner of filling, including nuts, fruit, and ganache. A ribbon encircles the gleaming chocolate cases upon assembly as a means of adding further elegance and preventing the meltable contents from running off with a corrupt gang of Peeps.