asecretforest

Magical confections made in Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia On Etsy since 2013

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asecretforest

Magical confections made in Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia | 2,335 Sales

Announcement    ♥️ Due to the absolute craziness of the world right now, please understand that your orders will be delayed. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of my tiny business for so many years. I wholeheartedly appreciate you. ♥️

🍭 Follow us on Instagram at @asecretforest to buy ready to ship lollipops, special sales, and to see some behind the scenes fun in our kitchen! 🍭

Due to the influx of daily inquires about bulk pricing discounts, please read the following -
• I do not offer bulk pricing discounts for retail orders under 100 units. There are no exceptions.

♥️ Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @asecretforest

♥ PLEASE READ OUR FAQ SECTION BELOW!!

♥️International customers ~ I HIGHLY recommend purchasing tracking with your shipping. Standard international shipping does not come with tracking info, just a customs number. I can set up a separate listing charge for tracking, so you're able to monitor where your package is. Tracking is an additional $14 (actual USPS charge) along with your shipping fee. If you do not purchase tracking, there's no way that you or I can track where your package is.

♥️ Check us out in Food & Wine! http://www.foodandwine.com/desserts/candy/lollipop-flavors-try-national-lollipop-day

♥️ Thank you Buzzfeed for featuring our mermaid lollipops! https://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/mermaid-products?utm_term=.pfaj17VVJj#.jbDxNJkkEx

♥️ Here's a fun little article from our favorite pink ladies over at The Pink Collar Life! http://www.thepinkcollarlife.com/2015/04/a-secret-forest-patisserie.html?m=1

♥️As seen on Buzzfeed! http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/hint-hint-santa-baby?post_id=100005627887424_327262570804670&s=mobile

♥️As seen in NY Mag! http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/12/50-chic-last-minute-gifts-under-50/slideshow/2014/12/11/50_gift_ideas_thatare50orless/2/

♥️As seen on Racked NY! http://m.ny.racked.com/archives/2014/12/19/holiday_hostess_treats_that_beat_regifted_wine.php

♥️As seen on Elle.com! http://www.elle.com/_mobile/accessories/bags-shoes-jewelry/stocking-stuffers#slide-16

♥️As seen in Paste Magazine! http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/12/20-etsy-gifts-for-movie-buffs.html

♥ Isomalt sugar substitute is now available for beautiful crystal clear lollies. Just send me a convo if you would like Isomalt instead of sugar. Isomalt should be consumed in small quantities.

♥️We absolutely love to work and partner with companies to create special treats for product launches, corporate soirées, and editorial features. We've partnered with miu miu, Free People, Jo Malone, Alexander McQueen, Anthropologie, Cinespia, Johnny Was, Levi's, Beats by Dr. Dre, L'Occitane en Provence, Tastemade and others, and would love to work with you!

♥️International shipping is available! These lolllies have traveled all over the world with no problems. We love to send our lollies across the globe.

♥️ Ingredients ~ every listing has individual ingredients noted. All lollipops contain the following:
Distilled water
White sugar
Light corn syrup
Organic vegetable/canola oil

♥️Vegan friends, I can modify many the of lollies to suit your needs. 100% vegan cane sugar is available and pie crusts, caramels, and some cookies used can be made vegan for you. Please send me a convo if you would like custom vegan lollipops.


♥Lots of new lollies are always being added to the shop! Please check this space often and follow our Twitter, FB, and Instagram.

Please note that our designs at ASF reserve all copyright protections under applicable law.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 20, 2020

♥️ Due to the absolute craziness of the world right now, please understand that your orders will be delayed. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of my tiny business for so many years. I wholeheartedly appreciate you. ♥️

🍭 Follow us on Instagram at @asecretforest to buy ready to ship lollipops, special sales, and to see some behind the scenes fun in our kitchen! 🍭

Due to the influx of daily inquires about bulk pricing discounts, please read the following -
• I do not offer bulk pricing discounts for retail orders under 100 units. There are no exceptions.

♥️ Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @asecretforest

♥ PLEASE READ OUR FAQ SECTION BELOW!!

♥️International customers ~ I HIGHLY recommend purchasing tracking with your shipping. Standard international shipping does not come with tracking info, just a customs number. I can set up a separate listing charge for tracking, so you're able to monitor where your package is. Tracking is an additional $14 (actual USPS charge) along with your shipping fee. If you do not purchase tracking, there's no way that you or I can track where your package is.

♥️ Check us out in Food & Wine! http://www.foodandwine.com/desserts/candy/lollipop-flavors-try-national-lollipop-day

♥️ Thank you Buzzfeed for featuring our mermaid lollipops! https://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/mermaid-products?utm_term=.pfaj17VVJj#.jbDxNJkkEx

♥️ Here's a fun little article from our favorite pink ladies over at The Pink Collar Life! http://www.thepinkcollarlife.com/2015/04/a-secret-forest-patisserie.html?m=1

♥️As seen on Buzzfeed! http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicaprobus/hint-hint-santa-baby?post_id=100005627887424_327262570804670&s=mobile

♥️As seen in NY Mag! http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/12/50-chic-last-minute-gifts-under-50/slideshow/2014/12/11/50_gift_ideas_thatare50orless/2/

♥️As seen on Racked NY! http://m.ny.racked.com/archives/2014/12/19/holiday_hostess_treats_that_beat_regifted_wine.php

♥️As seen on Elle.com! http://www.elle.com/_mobile/accessories/bags-shoes-jewelry/stocking-stuffers#slide-16

♥️As seen in Paste Magazine! http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/12/20-etsy-gifts-for-movie-buffs.html

♥ Isomalt sugar substitute is now available for beautiful crystal clear lollies. Just send me a convo if you would like Isomalt instead of sugar. Isomalt should be consumed in small quantities.

♥️We absolutely love to work and partner with companies to create special treats for product launches, corporate soirées, and editorial features. We've partnered with miu miu, Free People, Jo Malone, Alexander McQueen, Anthropologie, Cinespia, Johnny Was, Levi's, Beats by Dr. Dre, L'Occitane en Provence, Tastemade and others, and would love to work with you!

♥️International shipping is available! These lolllies have traveled all over the world with no problems. We love to send our lollies across the globe.

♥️ Ingredients ~ every listing has individual ingredients noted. All lollipops contain the following:
Distilled water
White sugar
Light corn syrup
Organic vegetable/canola oil

♥️Vegan friends, I can modify many the of lollies to suit your needs. 100% vegan cane sugar is available and pie crusts, caramels, and some cookies used can be made vegan for you. Please send me a convo if you would like custom vegan lollipops.


♥Lots of new lollies are always being added to the shop! Please check this space often and follow our Twitter, FB, and Instagram.

Please note that our designs at ASF reserve all copyright protections under applicable law.

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Vanessa Beller

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Vanessa Beller

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About asecretforest

Sales 2,335
On Etsy since 2013

Maker of magical confections in Richmond, VA.

I've always been dazzled by all things sugar. I have fond childhood memories of wanting more than anything to play in Willy Wonka's candy garden, and I couldn't understand why crystal red candy apples sparkling on trees and buttercup sugar teacups were not readily available to me. Something had to be done about this!!

I went to pastry school a few years back and created lots of butttercream dreams. No macaron taunted me. No Marie Antoinette worthy French confection was too elaborate. I've had the great honor of creating confections for lovely clients and friends. It is an absolute joy to be able to do this and have people respond so positively.

Hard candy is my absolute favorite medium. I find it so gorgeous, and the possibilites are truly endless. I'm constantly dreaming up new flavors and designs and I'm always finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places.

Thank you for finding my lollies and Etsy store, and if you happen to be in Richmond VA, please stop by the retail shop and say hello! I'm beyond thrilled that people all over the globe have responded so wonderfully to my candy. What a treat!

<3 Vanessa

Shop members

  • Vanessa Beller

    Owner, Creator

    Spinner of sugar. Daydream believer.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2018
Thank you for finding my Etsy shop! I am a candy maker with a shop in Richmond VA and have a deep love for all things confection. I'd love to work with you to create custom flavors and designs. Some fruit works better than others in candies, i've listed flavor combinations that work beautifully and hold up very nicely. I always try to use organic fruit in my lollipops when available. All edible flowers and herbs are organic.

If you need larger quantities for an event, please contact me. We can also customize ribbon colors or prints to match a color palate. We'd love to be part of your special day.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me ASAP if you need to cancel an order. Orders can only be cancelled as long as your order hasn't been made.
Payment
We accept Paypal and direct checkout through Etsy. Please contact me ASAP if you need to cancel your order. Everything will be made fresh after payment has cleared. Once payment has cleared, the order cannot be cancelled.
Shipping
We use Domestic Priority Mail (2-3 days) with Saturday delivery. You will receive tracking information once your item is shipped. International Priority will also be used to ensure freshness of your order. Each order is packed with love, and will wrap goods in bubble wrap and tissue to ensure safe arrival of your treats. I cannot be held responsible for damage incurred during shipping. I also cannot be held responsible if a shipment does not arrive to you in time, due to postal service error. I will do everything in my power to make sure your package is sent off safely with the shipping preference you request, but do not have control of your package once it's given to the USPS handlers.

Please make 100% sure that you provide the correct address for me to ship to. I cannot be held responsible for items shipped to an incorrect address. I double and triple check that I correctly label each package with the exact address that you provide.
Additional policies and FAQs
IMPORTANT ~ PLEASE READ! If you have any sensitivities or allergies please note that goods are processed in a vegetarian kitchen that also processes nuts, dairy, and gluten products. If you have any questions regarding sensitivities, please contact me prior to ordering.

More information

Last updated on Dec 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How long do the lollipops last?

The lollipops last approximately 4-6 weeks beautifully. After that, they might start to lose their shape and clarity, as they contain no preservatives. Lollipops that don't contain any fresh herbs are still perfectly edible to eat after a month. Humidity can also cause the lollipops to lose their shape.

How can I store the lollipops?

I recommended storing them in a food safe plastic bin, out of direct sunlight. They do not need to be refrigerated.

Can I buy singles of the lollipops?

We have the marshmallow moon single lollipops and hummingbird single dancer lollipops in the etsy shop. These are the only lollipops that we offer singles of at this time.

Is everything edible in your lollipops?

Yes! Everything is food grade, non toxic, and safe for consumption. If you have any specific questions about a certain ingredient, please send me a convo. We purchase all of our ingredients at candy and cake supply retailers.

I like a certain design, but I don't like the flavor. Can I change it?

Yes! Just send me a convo with what flavor you would like, I'm happy to sub flavors. There might be an additional charge for premium flavors.

Do your alcohol flavored lollipops contain actual alcohol?

Nope! Just alcohol candy flavoring.

Can I have a discount on my order?

We do not offer discounts on our lollipops. Everything is made by hand in small batches. We use the finest ingredients available. Lots of the lollipops are highly detailed and require a lot of time and skill creating each and every lolly. Everything is priced accordingly based on materials, time, and labor.

How big are the lollipops?

The standard size mold that I use is a round that’s just under 3”.

Will you donate your lollipops to our event/gift basket/giveaway in exchange for publicity?

We do not offer donations at this time.

Will you send me free lollipops to review on my blog/Instagram in exchange for a promo?

We will not send you free lollipops to review on your blog. You are welcomed to purchase our lollipops and write about them on whichever platform that you choose.