Milk Chocolate Day is July 28th!

Posted on 07/21/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

chocolate covered pretzelsChocolate is one of the most popular treats around the world! Since the early explorers learned of its existence from the Aztecs, chocolate has been a coveted substance. Once only meant for royalty, this sweet, decadent dessert has become a treat for all! And at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe we love to make you feel like royalty with our homemade chocolate.

Everything in our store is made fresh, and our chocolate starts with the freshest and purest ingredient, the cocoa bean. Before chocolate can be the sweet, delicious, bar we think of, it starts off as a humble cocoa bean. The beans originated from Central and South America, and are far less sweet than the chocolate we actually eat! But these beans are what give chocolate its chocolate-y flavor. Without them chocolate would be nothing, and we would be far less happy people!

First, the beans are sorted and cleaned before roasting them, the roasting brings out their chocolate flavoring! From there the beans are then crushed to get at the “nibs” inside the beans. From there the nibs are sent through an air tunnel before being crushed down into a chocolatey paste, this will then be mixed with milk and sugar to become the sweet, creamy milk chocolate we eat. Chocolate can be processed differently to produce dark, milk, or white chocolate, which we offer all three at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe!

The Aztecs believed that chocolate was a gift from the gods, and we’d have to agree. We love the stuff, and we know you do too, which is why, in honor of Milk Chocolate Day on July 28th, we are having a HUGE sale! In celebration of our favorite day of the year stop by the shop between Sunday, July 23rd and Friday July 28th and take advantage of our sale! If you buy ½ Lb. of chocolate, get ¼ Lb. FREE! That’s how much we love chocolate and you! For more information head over to our website or stop by the store and check out all of our sweet deals!

Is there a better way to celebrate Milk Chocolate Day? We don’t think so! So join us for some fun and celebrate Milk Chocolate Day with all of us at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe.

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Our New App!

Posted on 06/21/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

suzis sweet shoppe appIn today’s age of technology, it seems like there’s an app for everything! Need to do some online banking? There’s an app for that! Need to check movie times? There’s an app for that too! But at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe we noticed that there was one vital app missing from our lives: our own! How else could people order chocolates from the convenience of any location? Download coupons with ease? Learn about our latest deals and promotions? The answer was simple, the Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe family needed an app, and we are pleased to say that we have delivered!

You can find the Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe app in the App Store. Just search Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe and it will be the first result! It is available for download on both Android and Apple devices and takes just a few seconds to download. Once in the app you can read about us and how we got our start making and selling our sweet treats, place an order, check out testimonials, and even get coupons! In fact, just for downloading the app, you are eligible for 20% off any one item! It’s our way of thanking you, our loyal customers, for taking the time to download our new app.

One other nifty feature of the app is our rewards program! Simply click the loyalty button on the home page and this will bring you to your stamps. By shopping in-store you can receive stamps from the cashier, once you have collected ten of these you will receive 20% off one item on your tenth visit! And if you’re interested in some other freebies, there’s something else in the app that will peak your interest: the freebies page! Here you can sign up for our birthday club to receive a gift on your birthday! You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter, which will tell you about our promotions, news and any updates we’ve made. Plus you get 20% your purchase just for signing up? Sweet huh?

And one last thing, through our app you can find us on other social media sites! Twitter, got it. Facebook, on it. Pinterest, we are all about it. Plus we are on Instagram! You can even leave reviews and testimonials on Google+! You could say that we’ve gone fully digital, and you’d be right! It’s all about making sure you have everything you need to get your sweet chocolate fix! So like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, tag us in you Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe photos, and download the app! Because chocolate has now entered the digital age!

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Its Dads and Grads Season!

Posted on 06/08/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

mallomars by suzis sweet shoppe middletown nj chocolate shopJune is an exciting month! The kids are getting out of school for summer vacation, and some are graduating: college, high school, 8th grade, and kindergarten! Plus, Father’s Day is in June! With so many wonderful things happening, it calls for a celebration!

This year Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th and the day is all about dad. Our dad’s do a lot for us, from mowing the law to teaching us anything from how to dunk or hit the softball just right to how to drive. We owe a lot to our dad’s, which is why we should make sure to give them something a little extra sweet this Father’s Day: chocolate! We know just what dad wants this year, from our hand-dipped chocolate covered pretzels, to chocolate covered bacon, and novelty molds just for dad, we have it all at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe. And if you are looking for something extra special, try our Daddy’s Favorite. It’s a play on the popular Mallomars and starts with a vanilla wafer cookie topped with marshmallow fluff and then coated in chocolate. We also have a version of Daddy’s Favorite that has a bit of a spin to it. In between the marshmallow fluff is a layers of decadent coconut! This sweet treat is perfect for dad, and we would know, as it was a favorite of our own father, hence the name, Daddy’s Favorite!

Chocolate party favors for graduation partiesIt’s also important to celebrate all the grads this year, so why not have a party for the special grad in your life? Plus it is a great reason to treat yourself, and your grad, to some chocolate party platters! Everyone loves chocolate, and we have some perfect platters to tickle the fancy of even the pickiest guest. Like our Jennifer Platter. Named after one of our favorite customers, this platter is an assortment of chocolates, chocolate covered pretzels, and chocolate covered Oreos. It has everything that a celebration needs! And if that still isn’t quite enough, or not exactly to your tastes, we have chocolate covered pretzel platters. Each pretzel is hand-dipped in our homemade chocolate and then coated in a little more sweetness, like M&M’s and sprinkles. These platters are sure to keep your guests happy, and more importantly, your grad too! We also have graduation themed lollipops and party favors that can be customized for your school colors.

June is a fun time, with lots to celebrate. So if you are looking for that perfect something for dad, or need a little sweetness for your grad, check out our website, or stop by the store today! And from our family to yours, congratulations on graduating and Happy Father’s Day!

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Memorial Day Treats

Posted on 05/25/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

hand dipped chocolate strawberriesMemorial Day is just around the corner! Meaning so are all those barbeques. It is fun time with family and friends, and it’s the start of summer. And whether you’re hosting or attending, it is always a good idea to think about dessert!

Everyone loves a good dessert, especially at a party. So when thinking about what you want to serve to your Memorial Day guests or bring to the party, look no further than one of Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe’s platters. We make all of our chocolate in house, using the freshest ingredients, to make sure that your chocolate experience is the best it can be. And for parties we have a variety of baskets and platters that are sure to tantalize everyone’s sweet tooth.

Our chocolate covered pretzels come in both a platter and basket, and feature both dark and milk chocolate. You can also order either with all milk chocolate or all dark chocolate, whatever suites your chocolate craving! The pretzels are hand dipped in our homemade chocolate and then coated in a variety of toppings, from M&M’s to sprinkles. We even leave a few plain, that way there is something for everyone!

If you are looking for something with just chocolate, look no further than our Round Willow Bowl. It features a variety of milk and dark chocolates with different fillings and toppings. From sweet, delicious caramel, to fruit fillings, it has it all. It’s our version of the box of chocolates. Best part all of this is gluten free.

Maybe you want a little of everything? Then the Jennifer Platter is for you. Named after one of our customers, the Jennifer Platter has some of everything. This platter also features one of our customer favorites, chocolate covered Oreos! Trust us when we say, the slogan shouldn’t be “Milk’s favorite cookie”, but rather “chocolates favorite cookie”, because there is nothing better than a chocolate covered Oreo. So from chocolate covered pretzels and Oreos, to caramel filled little morsels this 18 inch platter has something for everyone!

These are just some of our customer favorite treats for parties and barbeques, so if you are looking for more options, or to order one of these amazing party-sized treats, go online or stop into the store today!

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It’s Strawberry Season!

Posted on 05/18/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

chocolate covered strawberriesEach year at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe we celebrate summer in more ways than one. And this month it’s with strawberries! These little delicious red morsels epitomize summer! Strawberries are at the height of their freshness, and as many people know, it is the best time to go strawberry picking! Which is why May 20th is also National Pick Strawberries Day! Because of this, we want to celebrate these amazing little fruits, and summer, with our annual Strawberry Day Celebration!

No one is quite sure when the first National Pick Strawberries Day happened, or why it became a national day, but nevertheless it is a great way to get into the spirit of summer, because strawberries are the best picked between late April to the beginning of September, depending on where you live, meaning strawberries are the fruit of the summer. In fact, strawberries have been a favorite for dessert since the 1700’s when they were first brought to Europe from Chile and eastern North America, where they grew naturally. From there, people in Brittany, France, began planting strawberries for their sweetness and as a luxury food. Today, strawberries are still associated with luxury and all things decadent, some even think chocolate covered strawberries to be an aphrodisiac! Talk about a powerful fruit.

To celebrate the start of summer, and of course, the strawberry, we are having a special sale on our chocolate covered strawberries! Buy 12 chocolate covered strawberries and get 6 free! That’s right 18 of our homemade, and always fresh, never frozen, chocolate covered strawberries. Think of it as our way of showing just how excited we are for summer. Each of our chocolate covered strawberries starts with the freshest of fruit that is lovingly hand dipped in our homemade chocolate. We offer our strawberries in milk, dark, and white chocolate, so there is something for everyone! We even make an assortment of Fancy Chocolate Covered Strawberries, which not only have beautiful strawberries, cloaked in chocolate, but also a topping of either M&M’s, toffee, cookie crunch, white drizzle, peanut brittle crunch, holiday sprinkles, or mini Reese’s. These fancy little bites are like an ice cream Sunday without the ice cream, and melt in your mouth. But we all know the biggest secret of our chocolate covered strawberries isn’t the toppings. It’s the strawberries themselves! Which is why we want to celebrate the sweet little treat, so stop by and celebrate with us with your very own chocolate covered strawberries on Saturday, May 20th! And remember if you buy 12 you get 6 free!

If you want to have a little sweetness in your life, and celebrate Strawberry Day with us, all you have to do is shop online and make sure to choose the Special Box of 18 under size(s), or call the store at 732-796-0115, to place an order*. And we will make sure to have your strawberries ready, in store, for you to pick up on May 20th!

*Offer is only valid on 5/20, Strawberry Day. All strawberries must be picked up in store.

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Summer Lovin’

Posted on 05/02/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

summer events at the jersey shoreSummer is just around the corner! Can you believe it? We at Suzi’s can’t, because we honestly thought winter was going to last forever! Thank goodness the cold is behind us, and we are moving into one of the best times to live at the Jersey Shore, summer! There are so many great activities at the shore, especially around Memorial Day, and the 4th of July. With plenty of town events, and of course the beach and Point Pleasant, summer can’t come fast enough!

If you are looking for something fun to do over Memorial Day Weekend, why not look into if your town is having a parade? Many of the local towns, like Little Silver, have an annual Memorial Day Parade. It’s fun for the kids, and it’s a great way to remember all those who’ve served. Another great way to spend the holiday weekend is at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. There are so many activities to do in this one Point Pleasant location. There’s the beach, boardwalk games, an aquarium, and even rides! It is fun for the whole family, so check it out!

Now, the Fourth of July is another big holiday here at the Jersey Shore, and there are tons of ways to celebrate. Oceanfest, the annual Long Brach boardwalk fair, host vendors and exhibits, live entertainment, and of course fireworks! It is one of the best places to spend the fourth of July, and to get some great Jersey grub. Of course, Oceanfest isn’t the only place to see some fireworks on the 4th. Check your local calenders and the new papers, because there are typically a few town hosting large fireworks displays that are fun for the whole family.

Of course, a lot of families celebrate both Memorial Day and the Fourth of July with backyard barbeques! These are great ways to get together with family and friends and celebrate all that is summer. And what a better way to celebrate than with some patriotic chocolate? We have our decadent homemade chocolate all set for your Memorial Day and Fourth of July barbeques. With patriotic pretzel rods, and chocolate American flags or Uncle Sam’s hat lollipops, we have it all! And of course, they are all decorated in red, white and blue. We can customize your order for just about any event, just give us a call at 732-796-0115. You can check out all of these treats and more online or in store.

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Administrative Professionals Day

Posted on 04/21/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

Administrative Professionals Day Gift BasketAdministrative Professionals Day is meant to recognize all of the hard work put in throughout the year by employees, professionals, and business owners alike. It began in World War II as a way to recognize all of the contributions to the war effort that the administrative personnel made. It was also meant to increase the amount of administrative professionals in the workforce and help stimulate the wartime economy. It wasn’t until 1952 that Administrative Professionals day became more about celebrating those in the workforce than drumming up more professionals, and it is this celebration that we think of today. Now, Administrative Professionals Day is an internationally recognized holiday, celebrated across the globe.

This year, Administrative Professionals Day falls on Wednesday, April 26th, and there are a lot of ways you can show the professionals in your life that you appreciate their business and hard work. Or you can use the day as an opportunity to grow your business. How you ask? Well, we at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe are firm believers in the idea that chocolate is the way to anyone’s heart, and it is a great way to make a lasting impression.

If you are looking for the perfect thing to bring into the office as a thank you to all of your employees, look no further than one of our delicious and decadent gift baskets or platters. We have a variety of baskets that are stuffed to the brim with our sweet treats, like chocolate covered pretzel rods and chocolate covered chips, for those sweet and salty lovers. Or maybe you prefer marshmallow pops and chocolate dipped licorice, there is something for everyone in our baskets!

The platters also come in several different varieties. We have chocolate covered pretzels, each pretzel is hand dipped in our homemade chocolate to perfection, and garnished with some extra sweetness, like M&M’s. Or maybe you prefer one of our signature treats? May we suggest the Daddy’s Favorite basket? These perfectly proportioned treats are our take on the classic mallomar.  First we start with a vanilla cookie, then it is topped with marshmallow fluff and covered in chocolate. We also offer versions that are topped in marshmallow fluff, caramel, and coconut, which make this sweet traditional Jersey treat out of this world!

If you are looking for something to send out to your clients, why not send a chocolate business card? We at Suzi’s take the idea of a business card a little differently than most places, because we make them delicious! The “card” still has all of the essential details for your business, and it is a memorable treat. If you are looking for something with a little more variety, we also customize gifts baskets. This comes with: custom candy wrappers, any promotional items you have, and all of your contact information. It is a great way to tell your clients that you appreciate their business, while still being business savvy.

So remember, April 26th is Administrative Professionals Day, and it is a great day to show your employees and clients just how much you care. Let us at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe help make your day a success. You can order online or in store today!

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Coffee and Chocolate Forever

Posted on 03/29/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

Wine and cheese, pizza and beer, chips and dip. What are we getting at here? These are some really popular food pairings that people LOVE! And just like these pairings, chocolate and coffee are best friends forever. These two things go together like peanut butter and jelly, and make for a really great party idea. Just like a wine and cheese tasting party, you can host a chocolate and coffee tasting party. So, without further ado here are some of the most popular chocolate and coffee pairings.

The Sweet Tooth Combo. If you have a major sweet tooth, like we do, then you are going to love the combination of a mocha coffee with a peanut butter cup or fudge. Might we suggest peanut butter fudge or caramel coconut delight? A mocha is chocolate flavored coffee after all, so this combination of sweet coffee with sweet and rich chocolate is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Another pairing that you could do with a mocha is the sweet and salty. Try a mocha with a chocolate covered pretzel for the perfect combo.

The Light and Sweet. If you prefer your coffee to have a lighter, milder flavor, like a light roast or breakfast blend, try pairing it with a more intense chocolate, like a truffle. Truffles are decadent balls of chocolate filled with all different types of flavors. For a truly amazing pairing try a light roast coffee with an Irish cream truffle. Or if you are looking for a different take on this, try a light roast coffee with one of our Daddy’s Favorite treats. These vanilla wafers topped with marshmallow fluff and coated in chocolate are a great addition to any cup of Joe.

The Nutty and smooth. Cappuccinos are a milky coffee that enhances the flavor of the beans, while making the coffee creamier, so we recommend pairing it with a more complex chocolate treat, such milk chocolate toffee bark or nut bark. The combination of the nuts and the coffee creates a surprisingly classic flavor, think Almond Joy.

Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe has everything you need to create these wonderful and classic chocolate and coffee pairings. So stop in for recommendations, or to try something sweet today! You can also shop online at our website.

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Hop on Into Spring With Some Sweetness

Posted on 02/21/2017 by Suzi   | No Comments

Easter candy spring holidaysIt already seems like the winter holidays were forever ago! But never fear there are a whole bunch of spring holidays coming up. Like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. With so many fun things just around the corner you’re probably already thinking about Easter Baskets, gifts for the kids or grandkids, and even plates of desserts to put out for guests. Never fear! Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is here to help you out!

Mardi Gras began in medieval Europe during the 1600s and the 1700s in France. The tradition was then known as the “the fat calf” and celebrated a massive feast and parade before the start of Lent. This tradition came to the United States after France colonized Louisiana, which is how the New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities of today began. Fast forward to 2017 and the tradition of eating a ton of food and partying hard before Lent is still going strong. And what better way to celebrate the Mardi Gras season than with some delicious chocolate platters from Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe? We have everything you need to throw a Mardi Gras feast! From chocolate covered pretzels to awesome chocolate Mardi Gras masks, which make great party favors.

St. Patrick’s Day is the other festive holiday coming up, and there are sure to be some serious parties around this rather green day. The holiday celebrates the life of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, who famously drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is less of a religious feast in honor of the saint, and more of a celebration of Irish culture around the world. Irish potatoes are a must at any St. Paddy’s day party, especially when they have such sweet coconut cream inside! And what St. Patrick’s Day feast would be complete without chocolate leprechaun lollipops? Our answer: none!

After Mardi Gras & St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all about Easter. And, when it comes to Easter, there is one important thing that every parent knows all about, Easter baskets! There is nothing better as a kid than waking up to a basket full of awesome candies and chocolates. Even moms and dads have some fun on Easter, too! Chocolate bunnies are a must, and Suzi’s has a wide variety of sizes and chocolates. All our chocolate is homemade in the store, making it oh so rich and creamy. Looking for something a little different this year? Try a chocolate Easter basket or a chocolate Easter Egg, filled with foil wrapped chocolates. That’s right, a hollow basket made of chocolate! What kid wouldn’t want to eat the basket, too? And if chocolate isn’t your thing, you can also go the candy route. Jellybeans are traditional and awesome and come in assorted fruit flavors.

You can find all these sweet treats and more at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe in Middletown! Can’t make it into the store? No worries! You can always shop online here for your sweet, hand dipped, homemade treats! We take online orders for any of these holidays and will have your selections ready for pick up on the day of your choice. Shopping for Spring holidays cannot be any easier. For more information, or to place an order, visit our website, give us a call, or stop by our shoppe.

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Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner!!!

Posted on 01/25/2017 by admin   | No Comments

valentine's day candy in middletown njThe holiday season isn’t over yet, in fact a certain day celebrating love is just around the corner! It’s a great time to show the people in your life how much you care about them. Which is what Valentine’s Day is all about! But how did Valentine’s Day become a holiday celebrating love? And when did Valentine’s Day start?

Valentine’s Day actually started with the Romans as a fertility festival, Lupracalia. Lupracalia occurred on February 13th and isn’t the traditional Valentine’s Day that we think of, but rather one that celebrated couples coming together and eventually getting married. Overtime, this tradition changed with the influence of Christianity and different Saint Valentine’s contributing to the story of what we know to be Valentine’s Day. The Valentines all have a few things in common: they were all Christians who lived during the Roman period when Christians were being persecuted, and they were all martyred. One of these St. Valentine’s was actually imprisoned when he supposedly fell in love with the jailer’s daughter. The woman would come and take care of him each day and overtime they fell in love. It is this Valentine that may have coined the term “From Your Valentine”. This is because it is believed that this particular Valentine wrote a letter to the young woman signed “From Your Valentine.” Making his letter technically the first Valentine in history.

The Valentine’s Day we know and love sure has changed a lot over the years! But one thing is for sure: it is a fun holiday meant to show just how much you appreciate the people in your life. In fact, Valentine’s Day is the second biggest holiday in which people send out cards! But you know what else people give out on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate! Chocolate actually wasn’t apart of Valentine’s Day celebrations until the 1840s. This is when Richard Cadbury marketed his new chocolate recipe to the masses. Chocolate had already been popularized, but was found to be too bitter by the public, and so Cadbury’s recipe promised to be sweeter and less bitter. So what’s with Valentine’s Day? Well, Cadbury centered his marketing campaign around the holiday and ever since then chocolate and Valentine’s Day have gone together with modern day chocolates and candies shaped like hearts.

And what better place to get your chocolate than locally, at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe? Our chocolate is all homemade and orders can be customized just for the loves of your life! We offer sugar free chocolate and we even have gluten free options! And just for Valentine’s Day have a variety of sweet treats that are great for that special someone in your life, the kids, and even just to spread the Valentine’s Day cheer. Choose from all assorted chocolates in heart boxes or pick up some chocolate covered pretzels, one of our customer favorites. Suzi’s has it all, from the large chocolate heart shaped pops, which make great class gifts, to novelties like our chocolate teddy bear and even a chocolate love boat! We are currently taking orders for our chocolate covered strawberries online, and you can pick them up at the shoppe right before Valentine’s Day. Shop our Valentine’s Day products online from the comfort of your home, or stop by and our shoppe in Middletown. And have a happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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