Thursday, December 23, 2010

Shop ‘til you drop at the Sweet Shop....

Last Minute Shoppers?

I hope not...but we all do it!

Forget the mall, parking is crazy, lines are long
& you really, really, really will keep hearing that same song.

We are closing early tomorrow - 2:00pm!
The good news is we are offering 50% off on all of our "Holiday" items in the shop.

Need Stocking Stuffers?
Need a Special New Year Gift?
Don't know what you need? 2 words = Gift Card!

Or maybe you just need an escape, enjoy a coffee, tea or lunch at the Sweet Shop tomorrow from 8:30am - 2:00pm.

We will be there for you...Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sweet Holidays!

Wishing you a Wonderful Holiday Season from the Sweet Shop!

Still looking for that last minute holiday gift?
Stop by & Pick Up a Sweet Shop Gift Card!

The Sweet Shop is open everyday this week through Friday, December 24th.
Please note we will be closed for Winter Break, December 25th to January 3rd.

Thank you & Best Wishes for the New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Join us for a Winter Wonderland Delight!

Grab your Mittens & Bundle Up!
We are expecting a big blanket of fresh SNOW at the Sweet Shop!
Saturday, December 18th from 2pm – 4pm

Plenty of goodies and cheer with holiday music filling the air!
Free Hot Chocolates w/Whipped Cream & Peppermint Sticks , Hot Apple Cider, Candy Canes & a Special Holiday Story time at 3:30pm with one of our Sweet Elf’s.

Sleigh Bells Ring, Are you Listening? Let it Snow!!
Come walk in our Winter Wonderland at the Sweet Shop & Play in the Snow...

*** Event is Rain/Shine but Snow is Weather Permitting***

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sweet Gifts for Everyone!

The holiday season has arrived and the shopping frenzy begins; ready-set-GO!
Looking for a simple sweet gift for someone special?
Stop by the Sweet Shop & find the perfect treat for all.
Peppermint Crunch Toffee, Chocolate Caramel Marshmallows, Ribbon Candy, Saratoga Truffles, Poco Dolce Chocolates, Clairesquares Gift Tins, Happy Goat Caramels... these are just a few of my favorite things!

Stocking Stuffers and Sweets for the little ones!
We have lots of Chocolate Treats - Ornaments, Snowflakes, Racing Cars, Bells, Presents, Coins, Coal & much more!
We even have Edible Snow - great for decorating your holiday treats.

Speaking of snow...
Save the Date Saturday 2pm - 4pm, December 18th
for a very special Holiday Event at the Sweet Shop!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Warm up with a Festive Drink at the Sweet Shop!

Forecast is rain, rain, rain for the next couple of days...
Put your Rain Boots, Galoshes, Wellies, or Gumboots on & splash on over to the shop for one of our speciality drinks!

Just ask for an "Affogato", a traditional Italian espresso-based treat! If you haven't had one before, try our version...a hot double shot of our wonderful Verve Sermon Espresso served over a scoop of our Vanilla Frozen Yogurt.

You get your coffee, a little sweetness & a lovely dessert!

Hot Chocolate! Who can't resist our holiday blend?

A cup of our rich, thick hot chocolate toppled with a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkles and a peppermint stick! Yummy for the tummy!

See you soon for one of our favorite drinks!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gingerbread House Contest at the Sweet Shop!

Make a Festive Gingerbread House this season & win a $25 Gift Card from the Sweet Shop!

Be as creative as you like and when you are finished with your master piece, snap a photo and send to

Deadline to email photo is Dec 16th by 5pm. The Best Gingerbread House will be determined by our Sweet Team. The winning entry will be announced on Dec 18th, and we will showcase your winning photo at the shop and feature it on our blog!

Rules: Your all-edible structure must include some gingerbread and lots of candy!

Looking for some candy decor ideas?

Be sure to stop by the Sweet Shop and find some great decorations for your house...non-perils, gum drops, licorice wheels, jelly beans, candy canes, peppermints, ribbon candy, sour belts, sugar plums, chocolate coal & so much more!

Happy Decorating & we cant wait to see your entries!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet Treats for Thanksgiving...Gobble, Gobble

Hurry in to get your last minute treats for the holiday!
We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday,
and closed on Thursday, 11/25 & Friday, 11/26
to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday.

If you are already planning your Black Friday Frenzy, be sure to stop in on at the Sweet Shop on Saturday for some "stress-free" shopping and a hot drink to warm up the soul!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from the Sweet Shop.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

....not your typical Fairy Tale, but a fun musical pantomime for the whole family!
Presented by Broken Box Theatre Company,
Once Upon A Time
by Paul Barror and Sarah Dyson
The Sweet Shop is proud to have our sweet team member Laura playing the beautiful and romantic Princess Lottie!

Playing this weekend...
Thursday,Nov 18th - 7pm
Friday, Nov 19th - 7pm
Saturday, Nov 20th - 2pm & 7pm
LAHS Eagle Theatre
Call 650-960-8301 for tickets

Enjoy the Show & look for the Sweet Shop selling one of our special treats during the Saturday afternoon intermission!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Cheer is Here....

And with the Holidays upon us the Sweet Shop is getting in gear!
The Bats, Pumpkins & Ghosts have gone for the year,
and in skipped the Chocolate Turkeys with no fear!
Be sure to stop by and pick up some of our latest Autumn Treats: Pumpkin Ribbon Cake, Cranberry-Apple Muffins, Caramel Apples, Chocolate Fall Leaves, Chocolate Turkey Pops & so much more.

Looking to have a Holiday Event? Check with us to see if the Sweet Shop is available this season for your next party! Stay tuned for more info on some of our own special events and join us anytime to warm up with our special hot chocolate!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Sweet?

Let's Celebrate Halloween!

Look for us Friday, October 29th from 2pm - 4pm at the Downtown Los Altos Halloween Spooktacular - hot chocolate and treats for the kids!

Visit the Sweet Shop today through Sunday for plenty of last minute ghoulish & sweet treats...Halloween Cupcakes & Cookies, Caramel Apples, Pumpkin Froyo, Snakes & Eyeballs and Goodies for all!

Happy Halloween to you from the Sweet Shop! Have a Spooky Festive Time & watch out for Things That Go Bump in the Night!

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said,
"But we don't care."
The third one said,
"I see witches in the air."
The fourth one said,
"Let's run, and run, and run."
The fifth one said,
"Get ready for some fun."
Then whoosh went the wind,
and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ooey, Gooey, Melted Cheese Toasted to Golden Perfection...Panini Time!

Our Panini Sandwiches are back for the Fall & Winter...

You know we sometimes need a little something savory to balance with our sweets and what better way to do that than with some yummy melted cheese!

Join us for lunch anytime between 11:00am & 2:00pm,
here is a sample of our current menu:

North Beach
Prosciutto & Provolone Cheese with a smear of our favorite Fig Jam on Francese Roll

Veggie Kid
Goat Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Pesto Sauce on Francese Roll

The Cheesy Pig
Ham & Swiss with a touch of Honey Mustard on Francese Roll

And last but not least, the grilled cheese. We decided to give this one a new name since the grilled cheese originated in the 1920's during the Great Depression with just one piece of bread & cheese served open-faced. During the 1960's the top piece of bread was added and still today it is a standard yummy, cheesy comfort food. Now that is some cheese for you!

The Classic 1920
Cheddar Cheese on Country Style Wheat

See you at the Sweet Shop for Lunch!

All sandwiches served daily based on availability.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween, Pumpkins, Spiders & Bats...

Autumn Treats & Halloween Sweets at the Sweet Shop!
Delicious Pumpkin Pound Cake, Caramel Apples, Coffee Cake Crimpys, Caramel Corn & Fall Caramels just for starters!
For the more daring at this time of the year,
try some of our favorites...
Giant Gummi Snakes, Boxes of Boogers,
Frankenstein's Brains, Scairdy Cats,
Creepy Peepers, Crazy Bone Pops,
Witches Fingers & Gummi Pet Rats
just to name a few!

For all those that might need immediate relief of: Halloween mayhem, fake Frankensteins, plastic spiders and fake blood. Pick up some of our Emergency Chocolate or Broomstick Fuel Chocolate - super fun!

A Giant Gummi Snakes also enjoys our festive Candy Corn Deluxe mix.
More Autumn Treats & Halloween Sweets arriving everyday!

Halloween, Halloween,
It's a very special time,
With ghosts and goblins
All around,
Lots of candy to be found
at the Sweet Shop!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Walk or Bike to the Sweet Shop this Saturday for a Free Yogurt Topping!

Today is the first day of Fall, but if you look at the forecast for this weekend
we are expecting a warm one with summer-like weather!

Walk, Bike, or Skateboard to the Sweet Shop this Saturday, September 25th, between 12pm & 4pm, buy a yogurt to cool down and we will give you a free topping of your choice!
Last chance for our Summer Lunch Menu as we warm up next week with our new Autumn Lunch & Treats....
Enjoy the weather!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Oh My, Snakes & Butterflies at the Sweet Shop!

So we really don't have any real snakes, no worries...butterflies yes!
What we do have is a delightful new chocolate line that we absolutely adore
Snake & Butterfly Chocolates made in Campbell, Ca.
Here is a just sample of our favorites: Smoked Almond Bar, Dark Chocolate Bar Ghana, Chocolate & Mission Fig Caramels, Maple Bacon Chocolate Caramels, Honey Chocolate Caramels, Chocolate Marshmallows just to name a few. Mouth watering and delicious!
They are all so good, it makes it so hard to decide which one!
We also have one of their RAW Chocolates, "raw" chocolate is not processed or heated and contains more anti-oxidants from the Cacao plants (this is healthier), aka "live chocolate". Most of the chocolates are vegan and gluten free too!
We welcome our new local product to the Sweet Shop, be sure to get some Snake & Butterfly on your next visit!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Sweet Shop is a proud sponsor of Friday Movie Nights in Downtown Los Altos this Summer!
Join the fun with friends and family sitting under the stars on
August 6, August 13, August 20 & August 27
for a great evening of fun and film!
Stop by the Sweet Shop on Friday afternoons anytime before 5:30pm and pick up some of your favorite sweet treats for the show!

Visit Los Altos Village Association for more details on Movie Nights & Showings!

Enjoy the show!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Let our Sweet Party Planners help you with your next celebration!

Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Corporate Events, Wedding Favors, Dinner Parties, Holiday Celebrations...the Sweet Shop will make your next occasion a festive one! Let us prepare your favors and sweet treats for your guests.
Looking for a venue to have your celebration? The Sweet Shop is also available for private events. For more information please contact our Party Planner at
Life is Sweet!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Calling all Chocolate Aficionados - Chocolate Demo @ the Sweet Shop Tomorrow!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow, Friday, July 16th at 2:00pm while Chocolatier Mary Loomis from Saratoga Chocolates makes her incredible Le Jardin de Chocolat...dark chocolate sprinkled with almonds, pistachios, dried apricots, orange candied peel and a touch of ginger, a perfect combination of sweetness!

It's going to be another sunny warm day so cool off inside the shop with a Froyo or a perfect Toddy Brewed Iced Coffee!
See you for a special afternoon treat at the Sweet Shop!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Saratoga Chocolates at the Sweet Shop!

To all of our chocolate fans we have just added a new line to our collection and are enjoying every bite of these beautiful chocolates...Saratoga Chocolates. Not only are these amazing but they are locally made in Saratoga Village, California!
We have chosen some of our favorite flavors and created a 6 piece truffle box that makes such a unique gift. Truffles Flavors... Midnight Dark Chocolate, Key Lime Pie, Valencia Orange, Meyer Lemon, Chili Spice and a Milk Chocolate Truffle. They are a work of art & almost too pretty to eat!
In addition to the wonderful truffles, we have a Dark Chocolate Bar 71% and a Milk Chocolate Bar 38% plus we couldn't resist their Le Jardin du Chocolat Bar, this is the gorgeous bar in the picture below. Dark Chocolate sprinkled with almonds, pistachios, dried apricot, orange peel and a touch of candied ginger - delicious!!!!

Save the Date!!!
For all of you true chocolate fans, aficionados and aspiring chocolate makers, please join us at the Sweet Shop on Friday, July 16th at 2:00pm while Chocolatier Mary Loomis from Saratoga Chocolates will join us do a demo of making her incredible famous Le Jardin du Chocolat!

Enjoy your Chocolate!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Best Cake Pops & Sugar Cookies!

If you haven't tried these yet, you are missing out. Chocolate cake rolled into a ball and dipped in chocolate with a white chocolate drizzle....YUM! Or if you are a Cookies n' Cream fan, try the Cookies n' Cream Cake Pop. These are handmade by Sweet Tooth Confections and truly a work of delicious art. Do you have a special event coming up? Let us know and Pastry Chef Rachel would be thrilled to create your special dessert!

Cookies & Cream Cake Pop!

Festive Summer Sugar Cookies!
These just oodle summertime to us, they are such a fun treat for yourself and a perfect gift for anyone.

Here are the Ice Cream shaped ones - these won't last long!

Flip Flops for the beach or your next pool party!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sweet Strawberries at the Sweet Shop

It is strawberry season and we love strawberries at the Sweet Shop!
Strawberries make the perfect yogurt topping and also the perfect salad topping! We now have the Strawberry Fields Salad, this delightful bowl has fresh Spinach, Strawberries, Goat Cheese, a Sprinkle of Almonds and is served with a yummy Poppy Seed Dressing. So refreshing!

We have also added another lunch item to our Summer Menu, a Paris Summer...this is a lovely plate of Brie Cheese, our most favorite Fig Jam, Grapes served with a sliced Baguette!
Enjoy a sweet lunch!
If you can't make it for lunch...we have also discovered our Paris Summer and Strawberry Fields make the perfect light dinner!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Free Yogurt - Ride your bike to the Sweet Shop today between 5pm and 7pm, buy one yogurt and get one free!

Cruise on over to the Sweet Shop between 5pm and 7pm today, buy one yogurt and get one free! Now all you have to do is choose the lucky friend that gets the free yogurt!
Good for today only, Wednesday, June 23rd.
It is a Sweet Wednesday!
Offer valid for purchase of 1 yogurt at regular price and receive 1 free yogurt of equal or lesser value for anyone riding their bike.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet Treats for Father's Day!

Find something sweet for Dad at the Sweet Shop...check out our Scotch Candy Bars handmade by BonBonBar or a box of Poco Dolce Bittersweet Chocolate-Mint Toffee Tiles, we also prepared some nice candy jar gifts of lemon drops or the best ever chocolate malt balls! Or let Dad decide with a Sweet Shop Gift Card!
Another sweet idea, bring Dad with you to the Sweet Shop this Sunday, June 20th and we will give him a free yogurt!
Happy Father's Day from the Sweet Shop!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

School is out for Summer at the Sweet Shop!

Come Celebrate at the Sweet Shop this Friday, June 11th!
Free yogurt cups of any flavor from 2pm - 5pm
We are expecting a hot summer and warm nights. Our new Summer Hours begin on June 15th - we will be open:
Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturdays 10:30am - 6:30pm
Sundays 11:00am - 5:00pm
Yummy Frozen Yogurt, Italian Sodas, Root beer Floats, Frosties, Fizzy Lizzy's, Strawberry Ramune, Lemonade...or perhaps a nice cold Iced Coffee or our fabulous Iced Tea? And of course don't forget lots of sweet treats and savory lunches!
See you at the Sweet Shop to cool off for some Summer Sweetness!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Sweet Shop makes their first donation!

We are pleased to announce we have made our first donation to a local school!
Thank you customers for dropping your extra change in our Tip/Donation jar - we saved all of the change since we opened and just made our first donation to Santa Rita Elementary School to purchase a new SMART screen.
We couldn't have done it without you, a big THANK YOU especially to our younger customers, the students that give everyday to the tip jar - you are the best!!! It is really a full circle process as you are giving straight back to your school & community through the Sweet Shop!
To read more about our first donation, click here for the latest article in the Los Altos Town Crier
Life is Sweet!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hungry for Lunch? New Summer Menu at the Sweet Shop!

Summer is just around the corner and we are cooling down with some cold savory items. We stored our soup pot and grill until next Fall to make room for our new Grab & Go Summer Lunch!
Pick up a little lunch and a sweet treat anytime....perfect for a picnic, office lunch or just enjoy at the Sweet Shop!
Here is a sneak peak of our new yummy items...
Napa Escape - Brie, Prosciutto & Fig Jam on a Sweet Baguette
The Veggie Kidd - Goat Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Greens on Focaccia (my favorite!)
Florence Amore - Salami, Provolone & Pesto on Focaccia
And lastly for the kid in all of us...
The Sweet Jammie - Cream Cheese & Strawberry Jam on a Croissant
We also have a small Mediterranean Salad and Fresh Fruit Cup for something on the light side.
Happy Lunch at the Sweet Shop!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Celebrate Mom with Something Sweet!

Stop by the Sweet Shop to find something special for this Mothers Day, Sunday, May 9th, or even bring Mom in and treat her to her favorite sweet treat!
Here are some of our favorite gifts...
Our ribbon tied Eco Pyramid Teabag Sampler from Art of Tea. This beautiful box includes 18 sachets containing Chamomile, Earl Grey, Citrus Blossom, Mint Green, Japanese Green, Mango Melange, Kauai Cocktail, Masala's Chai & Organic Breakfast teas. A nice way to sample our wonderful tea!

Socola Truffles has created a beautiful "Mothers Day" box with some of their specialty truffles... Jazmine Tea, Pretty in Pear, Yuzu Ginger & Burnt Caramel. Such an elegant gift for that special mom, grandma, sister, auntie or any woman. We have to mention one more time...our Happy Goat caramels are really something sweet from the kids!
Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day week from the Sweet Shop.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Get your Goat at the Sweet Shop!

Ok, we really don't have any goats here... however it is Spring and the season for all the new baby goats so we are introducing our new caramels locally handmade by Happy Goat!
These yummy, creamy caramels are made using 100% natural goat milk and Vanilla Bean, such a difference from your every day caramel and simply delicious! And the good news is since they are made of goat milk vs. cow milk, they are lower in fat, better for you and for anyone that might be lactose intolerant, you can enjoy too!
Be sure to stop by the Sweet Shop this Sunday, May 2nd between 2pm & 4pm, for a caramel sample and to learn more from the founder of Happy Goat!
Yummy, local & handmade...
What makes you happy?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day with a Free Cup of Coffee!

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd, we are offering free house coffee all day long to those that bring in their own coffee mug from home!!! Our house blend this week is La Laguna Guatemala, locally roasted in Santa Cruz by Verve Coffee Roasters.
Everyday we bag our used coffee grinds in our cellulose candy bags, cellulose is primarily the component of the cell walls of plants and is a 100% biodegradable and can also be recycled with other paper products. The bags will biodegrade in soil in 30-90 days. Feel free to pick up a bag of our grinds & bring home to sprinkle on your acid loving plants & gardens.
The Sweet Shop has always been committed to having as little negative impact as possible on the environment. Happy Earth Day!

All of our cups, plates, utensils and supplies are biodegradable/compostable made from corn, sugarcane, & potatoes. Not sure where to put your trash? Just take a look at our wall display to learn what each item is made of and how long it takes to compost. To learn more about our community efforts, visit Sweet Shop Community

Monday, April 19, 2010

One ouf our favorites...Poco Dolce Tiles

The Sweet Shop has been carrying Poco Dolce chocolates from San Francisco since we opened. We discovered these little treats at the SF Chocolate Salon last summer and cant give them up! Last month at the 2010 Chocolate Salon, they were voted by attendees as "Best in the Show and Most Likely Addiction"...we can relate as they are so hard for us to resist looking at them all day long! The burnt caramel is our favorite, if you haven't tried already, make this your next lavish gift for someone or better yet spoil yourself rotten and indulge like no other.

Earlier this year we attended the SF Fancy Food Show and visited Poco Dolce again, we couldn't resist and had to add two new items! The Popcorn Toffee & Super Chile Toffee Squares, they come in a great tin and perfect to take a long on a trip or camping. The popcorn squares have that buttery, sea salt toffee with fresh air popped corn in the middle and covered in chocolate.
Some like it hot! If you like a little heat, try the Super Chile squares, two types of chile covered with their yummy bittersweet chocolate, just wait for the chile to kick in after after a moment of enjoying the chocolate - perfect combo!
Next time you are at the Sweet Shop, ask us for a sample of the Poco Dolce to taste, Italian for "little sweet".