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.
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.
Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop accommodates sweet teeth with diverse, nostalgic, or specific tastes with more than 20 varieties of Dutch, Finnish, Danish, and Australian licorice, thousands of lollipops, and old-school candy to bring up sweet memories from youth. Hammond's handmade lollipops, whirly pops, and unicorn pops provide long-lasting sugary entertainment. Pez dispensers come in shapes such as animals, cartoon characters, and obscure French philosophers. Guests can peruse the shop’s Jelly Bellies, a flavour selection that ranks among one of Vancouver Island’s largest with more than 20 flavours and colors. Candy bouquets grow stems of sweets blossoming with colourful wrappers, lollipops, and bows from watering cans, bubble-gum machines, or rain boots.