Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Sweet Arrival...Blueberry Tart Froyo at the Sweet Shop

We don't have the winter blues at the Sweet Shop but we do have a new flavor -nonfat Blueberry Acai Tart! Blueberries are full of antioxidants and are bursting with flavor. Try a Blueberry & Original Tart Swirl topped with some almonds or better yet just blueberries! Chase those winter blues away and cozy up at the Sweet Shop for some sweetness.
We have been busy at the shop looking for some great new products for the new year approaching, stay tuned for more announcements on some of our latest additions that we cant wait to share with you next year.
Wishing you a very safe and wonderful New Year from the Sweet Shop!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sweet Greetings from the Sweet Shop

The Sweet Shop would like to wish you every happiness at this festive holiday season and throughout the coming New Year!
We are open today for your last minute sweet treats but we will be closed on December 24th, December 25th and January 1st. We had a wonderful celebration weekend at the Sweet Shop with a special visit from Santa, a Cello Duet performing holiday music and our fabulous Trumpet players, Mark and Joel (pictured above). Let music fill the air! Let joy be everywhere! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sweet Holiday Celebrations at the Sweet Shop

On Saturday, December 19th, Santa and his helper will be making a very special visit to the Sweet Shop. We are very excited to have Santa take time from his busy holiday schedule to visit us. Santa will arrive at 2:00pm and be available to take pictures with children and ready to enjoy some cookies and milk with you – bring your cameras for that perfect holiday photo moment!

After Santa heads back to his toy workshop, we will have a Cello Musical Performance at 3:30pm by Lana Gruen and one of her Students performing a special Holiday Music Cello Duet. We welcome Lana back again to the Sweet Shop and can’t wait to hear another beautiful performance!

Just when you thought our celebrations were over….we decided to continue the festivities on Sunday, December 20th at 1:00pm with a Classical & Holiday Tunes Trumpet Duet, performed by Mark Cuson & Joel Infeld. Mark and Joel are both long time residents of Los Altos and are Juniors at Los Altos High School (LAHS). They have been playing the trumpet for seven years, four of which with private instruction. Both Mark and Joel are trying to raise money for college and wish to do so in a way that advances their musicianship and gives back to our community. We can’t wait for our first trumpet performance at the Sweet Shop.
The Sweetest Holidays are at the Sweet Shop
and we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tis the Season at the Sweet Shop

The Holidays have arrived at the Sweet Shop! Our decorations and twinkling lights are up and we are ready to celebrate with you! Forget the busy shopping malls, the icy cold days (snow on the hills) and come warm up at the Sweet Shop with hot apple cider, hot chocolates, hot soup or just some warmth. Check out our new selection of yummy holiday gifts ...something special for everyone.

Just to name a few of our new favorites...the best ever Peppermint Bark, Gingerbread Boys dipped in chocolate, S'mores Cookies, English Toffee, Buttered Toffee Corn. We also have a new cake from our bakery - Red Velvet Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting - super yummy and moist! Everything is so tempting, our team is working hard to resist all of the treats.

Brownies? Even better, our latest brownie pops - brownies on a stick with the perfect combination of gooey brownie inside and a crisp chocolate exterior…we have snowman brownie pops and chocolate w/sparkles like the ones in the picture. These wont last long and are so cute - we like to call it our new "mini cupcake"!

Our caramel apples are back and we have two new flavors for the holidays! This beautiful one is double dipped in caramel and rolled in Almonds, Pecans, Mini Dark Chocolate Chips & Cranberries. It is then half dipped in Guittard White Chocolate and finished off with a dark chocolate drizzle. Also, new is our Cheesecake Apple Apple double dipped in caramel, half dipped in white chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs. Cheesecake anyone?
We look forward to seeing you for some holiday sweetness!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Award winning coffee and warm drinks await you at the Sweet Shop

We are so proud to announce that the coffee we serve here at the Sweet Shop was just rated by GQ magazine as one of the best coffees in America!! That's right!! We proudly serve Verve Coffee (Verve is on slide # 11 of the article

We also have plenty of warm drinks at the Sweet Shop to warm your soul…”What is a bowl of soul?” We get asked that a lot, this is one of our yummy specialties, a cup of steamed soy milk mixed with a little bit of honey and normally Chamomile tea or your choice of our Art of Tea selection. Also just in are our Chai Lattes, a sweet and spicy blend of black tea, honey, vanilla bean and spices to bring perfection to your world. Don’t forget every Wednesday, our $1 Hot Chocolate specials!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Sweet Shop - It's healthy for you! read that right! The Sweet Shop is actually thinking of your health and we now carry several products that are Gluten Free, Vegan and Nut Free. We have had so many customers request gluten free, vegan & nut free products that we wanted to comply and cater to as many customer dietary restrictions as possible.

What do we have? So glad you asked!!


We are carrying a couple of items from Mariposa Bakery, “Artisan-Crafted and Gluten-Free”…they are in Oakland. Items will switch with season. Right now we are carrying their yummy Pumpkin Loaf bread and Coconut lemon squares.

Our Soup is gluten-free and organic- flavor now is Roasted Butternut Squash


Sourpatch kids

Sourpatch watermelon

Cinnamon bears

Swedish fish

Licorice wheels



Jelly bellies

Candy necklaces

Toxic waste


Pixie sticks

Friday, November 13, 2009

Find the perfect gift here at the Sweet Shop

Have you been in lately to see our gift boxes? If not, you have to come in and see them! We have many pre-made, filled with popular items sold here at the Sweet Shop. Or we would be happy to custom make one for you - just tell us what you would like and we will be happy to make it for you. These make great gifts for anytime - birthday, housewarming, holidays, teacher appreciation or the best of all - a gift "because"! We also have the cutest boxes now too that go with our gift cards (good for any denomination you choose). The Sweet Shop will soon be filled with our holiday please stop by soon to see our gift boxes and our holiday items. The Sweet Team is busy in the "workshop" preparing all of the gifts. Life is sweet at the Sweet Shop!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Music, sweet music at the Sweet Shop

Come celebrate a "Classical Afternoon" at the Sweet Shop to celebrate Thanksgiving - Thursday November 21st at 3:30 p.m. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays with music...and sweets. We will be making special Pumpkin Spice Lattes and all kinds of special sweets.

We will have live classical music by Lana Gruen, a Cellist who played in numerous orchestras in Germany and Moscow. She also played solo concerts in Stuttgart, Munich and Berlin. We are so excited to have her play at the Sweet Shop!!

Please plan on spending your afternoon with us on November least for a little while to enjoy some music, some sweets and something nice before the rush of the holidays begin. Life is sweet at the Sweet Shop!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Treats & Tales at the Sweet Shop

It's our first story time this Thursday, November 12th at 10:30 a.m. at the Sweet Shop. Bring the little ones for a special story, chocolate chip cookies and milk.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here come the turkeys!

The turkeys have arrived at the Sweet Shop - gobble gobble indeed! We have 2 adorable and festive turkeys for you that will make any Thanksgiving table a little bit more special. First, we have the traditional chocolate turkey - who doesn't remember having at least one of these on their Thanksgiving table at some point? Second, we have something new that you can add to your table to make it a new tradition - a "turkey climber". How cute is this? It's a caramel apple candy stick with a handmade turkey. This would be so cute sitting at everyone's place setting at the Thanksgiving table.
Stop by the Sweet Shop to pick up your new or traditional Thanksgiving turkey soon. We're thankful to you - our Sweet Shop customer!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween from the Sweet Shop

Trick or Sweet? Come visit the Sweet Shop in costume this Saturday - Halloween - for a special treat (or two!).

Happy Halloween from the Sweet Shop. Boo!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Check out our new yogurt toppings!

Wow! Talk about a picture really making your mouth water. These are our frozen yogurt toppings...yummmmm. We have some new ones and you just have to come in and try them on top of your favorite Sweet Shop froyo. Some of the new ones include coconut, candy corn, dimples, mango, graham cracker and mini peanut butter cups. We also have 3 new sauces - chocolate, caramel and pomegranate. Some of our regular toppings include fresh strawberries (not frozen!), rainbow sprinkles, almonds, oreo cookie crumbles, cookie dough balls (a favorite), carob chips and of course...chocolate chips. We hope to see you soon to try one of our new (or not so new) froyo toppings. Bye!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Breakfast now available at the Sweet Shop

Want something warm for breakfast? How about a Croissantwich? We'll serve you 2 organic eggs with melted cheese on a fresh, fluffy croissant. Yum!! All this for only $3.50. Or you can have the "Sweet Shop Breakfast Special" which is a Croissantwich and a cup of brewed coffee for $5.00. Now you can stop by the Sweet Shop for breakfast or lunch (and of course...we have plenty of dessert options!). We've got something for everyone here at the Sweet Shop.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Soup's On" at the Sweet Shop - and so is a yummy sandwich too!

By popular request, we are now offering a wonderful lunch special here at the Sweet Shop. We are offering a bowl of Organic Creamy Tomato Soup (gluten free!) and an incredibly delicious Provolone, Prosciutto & Fig Panini. Oh my!! Can you just taste the combo now?! Imagine, a yummy cheese melts into a puddle, with a hint of salty prosciutto, and a smudge (just the perfect amount mind you) of sweet fig jam to balance it all. You now have the classic favorite treat - the All American Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a bowl of Tomato Soup. And it's all here waiting for you at the Sweet Shop!

Here's a picture of Barbara - our first Soup & Sandwich customer. She said it was delicious and that she would definitely be back for lunch again. Thanks for coming in Barbara and for being our first official lunch customer. See you again soon!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies at the Sweet Shop

Mmmmm. What's that smell? There are a couple times a day when you walk into the Sweet Shop that you may smell the wonderful aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Have you tried one of our wonderful chocolate chip cookies yet? If not, you are in for a treat as they are really melt in your mouth yummy and sure to have you ask "Got Milk?". They aren't massive sized, nor have we done anything crazy to them - they just taste like your wonderful, typical homemade cookies...and isn't that the best of all?!! So if you haven't treated yourself to a Sweet Shop chocolate chip cookie yet - what are you waiting for? We've got 'em and we're waiting for you.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Caramel apples & chocolate drenched marshmallows - oh my!!

Some very special caramel apples and chocolate drenched marshmallows have made their way to our Shop and we are very excited to announce their arrival! Imagine if you will...a Granny Smith apple drenched in caramel, dipped in chocolate and finished off with white chocolate drizzle. Wow!

Here is a picture of the chocolate covered marshmallows. Three marshmallows are covered in a decadent caramel, then drenched (!) in chocolate and then drizzled ever so lightly in white chocolate. Pure happiness on a stick!

Here are pictures (above and below) of 2 of the 3 types of caramel apples we have at the Shop. The one above has special "apple pie" yumminess on it and the one below is has just oodles of white chocolate happiness all over it. I can tell you from personal taste testing of both the apples and the marshmallows...these products are just like "rainbows and puppies". You just have to try them.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sugar free candy now available at the Sweet Shop

The Sugarless Plum Fairy arrived today and delivered several types of delicious sugar free candy to the Sweet Shop. We now have a nice, small assortment of sugar free candy. We have had several requests for this and I'm happy to say it is now here.

Here is a picture of Patrick, age 2 1/2 who was our first sugar free candy customer. He purchased one of our sugar free lollipops. He was on his way to visit his Grandpa and stopped in to see if we had any sugar free candy as Grandpa can't have sugar. So glad the Sweet Shop was able to take care of his request! Thanks for coming in to see us Patrick and we hope we see you again real soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween arrives at the Sweet Shop

BOO! Halloween has officially arrived at the Sweet Shop. We have a new candy display at the Sweet Shop and it is currently holding our Halloween candy. What wonderful batty delights do we have for you? Some favorites include

Candy Corn (a Halloween tradition)

Halloween-themed Pez dispensers (how cute are these?)

And of course....wax fangs. A tradition since Dracula was a pup (ok..a small bat)

Come see what other wacky Halloween sweets we have for you. We're also going to be doing some fun Halloween themed activities during Halloween week, so check back here for more information. BOO!! The Sweet Shop will be the sweet, scary place to be this year!

Friday, October 2, 2009

See you tomorrow at our opening celebration!!

Don't forget - tomorrow is our opening celebration from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
There will be free yogurt samples, raffle prizes (Ipod Nano, Shuffle and a $100 ITunes gift card), music, fun entertainment for kids and more! Mr. Willy Wonka himself will be here giving out free chocolates and maybe even a few "surprises" !! Come check out our celebration and support the Sweet Shop. Don't forget the best part is that all proceeds go to our Los Altos Schools. For more information, please contact See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New candy at the Sweet Shop

We've got some new candy at the Sweet Shop! Come in and see what's new, already has been discovered and has proven to be very popular. We have...

Candy necklaces
Chocolate candy rocks

Candy blox

The rocks and the blox sold out within a day of me putting them out, so I had to reorder them quickly. The blox are here, and our rocks should be in the store come check out our new additions. And who doesn't want to be wearing the latest fashion trend - a candy necklace (you can look good and eat your jewelry - how fab is that?!!).

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New flavor of frozen yogurt today at the Sweet Shop

Peach + Mango = Peach Mango Tart Frozen Yogurt!!

Starting today, Saturday, September 26th we have a new flavor of frozen yogurt at the Sweet Shop. It is so yummy and refreshing you just have to at least try a sample. It will be joining our other flavors of vanilla, chocolate and original tart. We hope to see you soon to try our frozen yogurt...or one of our other wonderful treats at the Sweet Shop.

Sweet Shop Opening Celebration

We will be having our opening celebration on Saturday, October
3rd from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
There will be free yogurt samples, raffle prizes, music, fun entertainment
for kids and more! Come check out our celebration and support the Sweet
Shop. Don't forget the best part is that all proceeds go to our Los Altos
Schools. For more information, please contact See you Saturday, October 3rd!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Sweet Shop cares about your garden - and the planet

Have you seen these cute bags sitting around on one of the ledges lately and wondered what they were for?, our Barista (Sam) decided to use her wonderful sign making skills to tell our customers exactly what was in these bags and what they could be used for. They are used coffee grinds and your garden LOVES them. Sprinkle them around your flowers and they will make them so very happy.

Here at the Sweet Shop we care very much about the environment and many of you are probably not aware that almost EVERY cup, bowl, utensil, lid and bag in our shop is compostable. That's right...even the candy bags!! Our candy bags are cellulose bags. Cellulose is the primary component of the cell walls of plants - completely natural and nontoxic, can be composted, is 100% biodegradable -- and can also be recycled with other paper products. Biodegrades in 30 to 90 days in soil. The yogurt cups are sugarcane, our utensils are potatoes. So much here at the Sweet Shop is biodegradable it's amazing!

The Sweet Shop is much more than just a "community sweet store with heart" - we care not only for our customers of today - but for our customers of tomorrow. And we care very much about the planet that we are all sharing.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dog treats now available at the Sweet Shop

We love dogs here at the Sweet Shop and as of today - we are now selling homemade dog bones from "Auntie Julie's Canine Cookies"! That's right, bring in Fido (or Rover, or Spot) for a homemade, healthy dog bone here at the Sweet Shop. And to make sure that they tasted good, our own Manager and one of our Barista's taste tested them and sure enough - they are yummy enough for people to eat! They are chock full of healthy ingredients, so you'll feel good about your four-legged best friend eating them as he/she accompanies you to the Sweet Shop.

Here are a couple pictures of our first "Dog Customer" and his owner. This is Henry and his cute owner is 5 year old Asha. As you can see in the first picture, Henry looks at his bone - then quickly decides to eat it. Thanks Asha for bringing Henry to the Shop and letting him be our first dog customer. We hope to see you both back here soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our first Sunday customers at the Sweet Shop

The Sweet Shop is now open on Sundays! And here is a picture of our first Sunday customers - Karen and Riley Moulds of Los Altos. By popular demand, we are now open on Sundays. We have had so many customer requests to PLEASE be open both weekend days, that we are going be be open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sundays. I know our hours have been changing so much lately and we appreciate you bearing with us, so here are our hours for the remainder of Fall/Winter: Tuesdays - Saturdays 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ; Sundays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ; Closed Mondays.

The SWEET SHOP OPENING CELEBRATION is going to be on Saturday, October 3rd from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm and there is going to be all kinds of fun surrounding that, so please check back later for more information just on that...but mark your calendar now!! Don't miss out on what will be sure to be a NOT TO MISS EVENT at the Sweet Shop. We so appreciate all of your support so far and can't wait for that day. We are all having a blast so far here at the Sweet Shop and hope you are enjoying your experience. We love taking your suggestions and advice - so don't be shy :-) See you soon at the Sweet Shop.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The word is out! The baked goods at the Sweet Shop are a hit!!

Have you tried our baked goods yet? If not - you are in for a treat...a real treat! Our baked goods come from some of the best bakeries in the Bay Area (yes, we are biased). However, the word is slowly getting out there and our customers are coming back for more after they have tried them for the first time - or a new customer has come in and said "I heard you have Sibby's Cupcakes in here!!".

We have baked goods from "Icing on the Cake" in Los Gatos. If you have never treated yourself to one of their delectable goodies, you just have to come in and try one of the items that we are carrying from their bakery. While they have some of the best cakes, cupcakes and cookies that we have ever tried, we are only able to carry a few of their top sellers. Currently we are carrying some of their popular loaf cakes, s'mores (a huge hit - I swear eating one of these will take you back to your childhood sitting by a campfire), fancy cookies and a few of their other treats.

Sibby's Cupcakes - It is true! We have them folks. Word is slowly leaking out that we have them and the customers that had never tried them before are now repeat customers (I'm not making this fact up). Tell me now - how cute are the designs on these cupcakes too? And the chocolate one that you see in the picture above with the swirly design, they have a creme filling inside that will make you want a huge glass of milk right beside you. You just have to try a Sibby's Cupcake if you've never tried one - I swear they are the best, freshest tasting cupcakes ever! (and their design team can put anything on top of a cupcake - they are amazing).

Hope to see you at the Sweet Shop soon trying one of our wonderful baked goods.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dippin' Dots at the Sweet Shop

Yes - we are one of the few Northern California retail locations that are privileged to carry Dippin' Dots. They are called the "ice cream of the future" and judging by the fact that we sell out of them almost every week, our customers like this futuristic ice cream. We have several of their most popular flavors including: Banana Split, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies n Cream with Oreo. We are going to be trying their Cotton Candy and Rainbow Ice flavors later this stop in to let us know if you like these flavors too!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sweet Shop on Facebook. Become a fan today.

The Sweet Shop is on Facebook! We already have almost 150 fans and comments, posts and pictures have already begun. Become a fan of the Sweet Shop today! Go to and type in "Sweet Shop" in the "search" area to find us. Then you will become a fan of the Sweet's that easy! Thanks to the fans that have signed up already - we love our fans!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We're open! Come visit us during our "soft opening".

This was "Opening Day" at the Sweet Shop on August 26, 2009!! A day that we will never forget. The day that the community came out in full force and really welcomed the Sweet Shop. And we are still in our "soft opening" mode. What is a "soft opening"? It means that right now we are open shorter hours and still learning what inventory we will have in stock. We will let you know when our Grand Opening will be (probably in a few weeks) stay tuned. Right now, we are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 5:30 pm. We have wonderful coffee, tea, baked goods, pastries, cupcakes, frozen yogurt, smoothies, Dippin' Dots, candy, ice cream and all kinds of treats waiting for you at the Sweet Shop. Please stop by and see us as we would love to meet you!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sweet Shop is ready for you! Come to our "sneak peek week"

We are so excited to be finally opening our doors to you on Wednesday, August 26th at 8:30am! Our first few days of opening will be known as our "Sneak Peek Week". We will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm for this special preview week. We are all eager to serve the Los Altos community and show you what is behind our doors when we open.

Can you find the pictures below when we open? If yes, where are they in or around our shop? Have fun finding them and we'll see you during "Sneak Peek Week"! And don't forget...all proceeds benefit the Los Altos Public Schools.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wow! Take a look at the Sweet Shop now!

It's been a few weeks since I've posted pictures of how the outside of the Shop is coming along and I can sum it up in one word...WOW! Things are really coming together now folks. Here are a few pictures that show you just how far we've come in just a few weeks.

This picture shows you the front of the Shop including our newly installed (as in today) handicapped parking sign. The striped awnings that you see are retractable.

Up close picture of our address: 994 Los Altos Avenue.

This is really coming along so nicely. This is one of our planter boxes that will be filled with beautiful flowers.

And finally, here is a picture of a couple of our parking spaces. They finished pouring and completing them yesterday. This was actually quite fascinating for me to watch how this was done. You wouldn't believe how much detail went into these parking spaces. They are very nice.

That's it for the picture updates for now. Check back soon as I'm sure I'll post something soon as it's getting close to opening time. Things are getting busy as we are preparing to open our doors for you - our future Sweet Shop customers. See you soon!