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Alyssa Theodore reaches for the dark chocolate two-inch peppermint patties, a customer favorite, made in Philadelphia where she goes to pick them up.

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People at Work: Sweets at the Sugar Cube in Alexandria

Finding the right candy from throughout the U.S.

People at work: "Please pass the M&Ms," a small voice pipes up from his seat at the end of the table. He stares at his large white sugar cookie a moment before beginning his masterpiece. "M&Ms are new this year," says Alyssa Theodore, owner of The Sugar Cube on King Street in Alexandria. "I'm pretty sure they'll be the hit."


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