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".

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fizzy Time at the Sweet Shop

Time for some fizzy bubbles at the Sweet Shop!
Our days are getting sunnier and summertime is just around the corner, time for a refreshing drink with bubbles!
Check out some of our latest additions... "Fizzy Lizzy" (gotta love that name), "Lorina Lemonade" and if you haven't checked out the "Ramune Soda" yet you are in for a treat (pop it, flip it, love it!)

Fizzy Lizzy is an all natural blend of whole fruit juice and sparkling water with no added sugar or corn syrup. You can actually see all of the fruit sitting at the bottom of the bottle, give it a shake. No gunk, no junk!
We discovered after a little mixing and tasting, our Costa Rican Pineapple Fizzy Lizzy makes a fantastic cold smoothie drink mixed with some yogurt. Next time you are at the Sweet Shop, ask for our special combo a, Fizzy Peach Mango Smoothie!

Summertime lemonade...so hard to resist on a warm day! We already carry a great lemonade made by Purity but decided to add a little pink to our Sweet Shop and some bubbles just for fun. Enjoy a bottle of our Lorina Sparkling Pink Lemonade, so yummy & refreshing! Life is Sweet and Bubbly!