Gift Basket Education Follow Up

Posted on 09/04/2019 by admin   | No Comments

Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is back home in the lovely Garden State, and we wanted to share some of our amazing highlights from the National Gift Basket Convention!

We had an incredible time! The weather was a strong 100 degrees with zero humidity. It’s always fun to connect with other professionals and like-minded basket designers from all over. There were tons of classes on shipping, organization, marketing, and throwing a party in store. We even took a class on lifestyle photography with Sarah Hoag, and our very own Suzi received her recertification from the Gift Basket Association as a Certified Gift Designer. This was the 10-year Anniversary of GBA!

Remember, Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is always here to create beautiful custom baskets for any occasion. Whether you need corporate style branding gifts, the most festive and ornate birthday assortment, or anything in between like Date Night, Anniversary, Bridal or Baby Shower, we’re ready when you are! Call us (732)796-0115 to discuss how we can make your celebration even more special!

School is Almost Back in Session

Posted on 08/19/2019 by admin   | No Comments

It’s back to school time! We love the excitement that comes from this time of year. Everything seems new and fresh, and it’s thrilling to think of the possibilities of the year ahead. Here at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, we want to help you ring in the new school year in the sweetest way possible, with back-to-school themed chocolates everyone will enjoy. To help you celebrate, we’ve got some sugary treats that are sure to please!

Our School Bus Lollipop is the perfect goody to put your little student in the mood for learning new things. Each one features our special blend of milk chocolate poured into a school bus-shaped mold, complete with windows and mirrors. These lollipops also make a great gift for your new school bus driver on the first day! Another indulgent snack we offer is our Alphabet Letters. With all 26 letters available, the possibilities are endless with these delicious delights. Each one is covered in rainbow nonpareil seeds, giving them a satisfying crunch when you take a bite. Whether you give your teacher his or her name initial, or make them an after-school treat for the kids, there’s no doubt they’re sure to be enjoyed!

Bringing your child’s teachers a delectable gift on the first day of school, or any day thereafter, not only shows that you are excited for the year to come, but that you really care. Our Apple 4 Pc. Box  and Teacher School Supplies sets make for the ideal offering. The Apple 4 PC. Box is in the shape of an apple with an assortment of hand-dipped chocolates inside! The Teacher School Supplies comes with an apple, scissors, and a ruler, all made of our creamy milk chocolate, making it the perfect ensemble for any educator. Together or separate, these two gift boxes are a great way to say, “welcome back!”. Our School Bus Box is also available to give some variety. This box comes with a molded milk chocolate school bus and a variety of our best-selling chocolate covered pretzels, harkening back to everyone’s great memories of the end of summer and the start of another school year!

If you’re looking for a present for your favorite teacher, but want something smaller than the boxed sets, we offer lollipops to show you care! Our Teacher Lollipop says everything you need it to! Molded with the words “To My Teacher” on a chalkboard and hand decorated with colorful sprinkles, it’s a fun way to spread some joy. You can also customize them by ordering your choice of milk, dark, or white chocolate! Another great choice comes in the form of our Teacher Pops, in the options of an apple decorated with edible luster dust or a chalkboard that reads, “Teachers Have Class” with hand-sprinkled nonpareils. One of these would be an excellent pairing with our Teacher Bar, which has the adorable image of children riding a school bus and the words “To My Teacher!” This item can be made in milk, dark, or white chocolate when ordering.

Visit our Teacher tab to see all of our available products related to Back to School, or call us to order some of our home-made creations. As always, we’re here to make the start of your school year even sweeter!

Gift Basket Convention Here We Come

Posted on 08/07/2019 by admin   | No Comments

Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe has landed in Phoenix, Arizona!

Back-to-School may be right around the corner for the kids (upcoming blog post hint hint,) but Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is hitting the books too, metaphorically speaking, and we’d like to share a bit of our fun and sweet journey with our loyal readers and customers.

The National Gift Basket Convention commences today offering motivation, inspiration, and education in the art of gift basket concept and creation—something individuals and businesses can always use. Some of the classes include ‘Creating a Plan for a Business Gifting Program’ catered to help businesses strengthen their marketing efforts through the gifting of a customized basket, which many of you  know we offer. There will be a smorgasbord of other delectable classes on Unique Designs, Thinking Inside the Box, Lifestyle Photography, The Client Experience, Holiday Prep, and tons of other great topics. We can’t wait to soak up all the insights and spend time with others so passionate about creating truly unique and beautiful gifts for others.

At Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, we’ve been designing and creating gorgeous gift baskets for our clients for the past 20 years, but it’s never too late to learn a new trick or two! Our commitment to you, our customers, is what keeps us energized, creative, and always on the forefront of having fun in all of our endeavors. If you’re looking for something special to gift for birthdays, bridal and baby showers, holidays, and other special occasions, Suzi Sweet Shoppe is available to create a custom basket just for you!

Now, back to class!

Insider’s Scoop at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe

Posted on 07/22/2019 by admin   | No Comments

Are you new to the world of Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe? We want to give you the inside scoop on all things sweet and delectable. It’s important to know that all of our tasty confections are handmade- whether it be milk, dark, or white chocolate- it’s sure to be creamy and delicious. Since 1998 we’ve been dipping, molding, and drizzling nothing but the highest quality ingredients for everyone to enjoy. Now that you know what we’re all about, we want to share with you how to get the most out of everything we offer!

Join our newsletter to keep up to date with us! Every month we release an exclusive newsletter that gives you the latest information, ideas and treats on chocolate-related national days, holidays and more. BONUS! In each newsletter you will receive a specialty coupon just for reading! Sweet deal!

Are you dreaming of presents, cake, and confetti? It must be your birthday! Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe offers a special birthday club that anyone can join. When you join Suzi’s Birthday Club online, we’ll be able to celebrate with you! In honor of the occasion, we’ll also be more than happy to send you a present! During your birthday month, you’ll receive a specialty coupon that you can use throughout the entire month. If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate, we offer sprinkle-coated Chocolate Number Lollipops, a Birthday Assortment set filled with a variety of dark and milk hand dipped chocolates, a gourmet chocolate Birthday Card, and so much more! So, put on your party hat and let’s celebrate together!

One of our best-selling products at Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe is our hand-dipped Chocolate Covered Pretzels, which are available in mouthwatering milk chocolate or delicious dark chocolate. Luckily for you, we also love to give them away! When you enter Suzi’s Monthly Giveaway, one lucky winner is chosen to receive a FREE box of assorted Chocolate Covered Pretzels each and every month! With tempting toppings such as jimmies, M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, heath toffee crunch, and so many more, they’re sure to please. Whether you share the box with friends or opt to try each flavor yourself, you won’t be disappointed. 

Doesn’t everyone love a good deal? We know we do! Visit our website, where we have a Specials Page that showcases all of our current promotions. Be sure to check the page often because it’s always changing, and we don’t want you to miss a thing. We’re not sugar-coating it; these deals are for real!

As just a reminder to our sweetest guests, we’re open Sunday 10AM-3PM, Monday by chance, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9AM-5PM, Thursday and Friday from 9AM-6PM, and Saturday 9AM-4PM. However, if you can’t make it in during any of these times, don’t fret because we’re always open online. Yes, that means 24/7! Order with us online to save time and skip the line. Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe looks forward to seeing you!

Let’s Talk Business!

Posted on 07/08/2019 by admin   | No Comments

It’s the second quarter of the year, and now is the perfect time to discuss corporate gift giving. With all major holidays behind us for the next few weeks, you can truly gain the attention you want from prospects. We at Suzi’s have everything you need to make a sweet and lasting impression on your clients, coworkers, new leads, and employees. Let’s dive into the possibilities!

We offer chocolate bars that everyone will want to bite into, leaving you and your business at the forefront of everyone’s minds. The Chocolate Business Card Sampler Box is a small gold box that features a chocolate business card that says ‘Thank You’ or ‘We Appreciate Your Business’. You can also have a custom business card made to feature your logo. An additional fee is required to do so, but then you will have an amazing mold to create chocolate business cards for all of your professional contacts. Underneath the chocolate bar is a space for three chocolates, which will vary. Need something a little bigger? Upgrade to The Executive, which features your custom logo bar as well as a 24 piece box of our hand-dipped delicious chocolates. Want something more simplistic, choose The Junior Executive, which is your custom logo molded into a chocolate bar or Custom Candy Wrappers, which come in milk, dark, or white chocolate and feature your logo printed on the chocolate bar wrapper. 

Our customizable gift baskets are another way to gain attention while giving back. Whether the goal is to say ‘Thank You’, ‘Congratulations’, or simply ‘We’re Thinking of You’ we can create the perfect arrangement to express your intentions. Our Custom Corporate Gift Basket features a chocolate bar wrapped in your logo and contact info, which can be made in milk, dark, or dark chocolate with sea salt candy bars—depending on the recipient’s favorite. We can also add any promotional items you have to fill it out and make it truly memorable. Simply call us to go over the price range you’d like to stay within, and we will work with you to create something impressive and unforgettable. Custom gift basket pricing starts at $65.

The classic assortment box is another divine way to share in the moment with the ones of your choosing, and we have many to select from. Our Custom Logo Assortment Box features a gold insert with one of our stock chocolate bars or your chocolate business card front and center. Surrounding it is 12oz. of our famous milk and dark chocolates. This beautiful box is a great way to make a statement in a subtle way that leaves everyone appreciative and thankful.

We also offer Treasure Boxes, which are filled to the brim with goodies and designed to perfection. Our ‘Sweet and Simple’ is the smallest version we have, offering our hand-dipped and decorated Chocolate Covered Pretzels and our Milk and Dark Chocolate Assortment. In need of something to accommodate a bigger company or to show thanks in a larger way? Upgrade to a more sizable option like ‘The Royale’ which is a four-piece tower set filled with 4.5lbs of Almond Bark, Fancy Truffles, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Chocolate Covered Oreos, Chocolate Covered Crackers, Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers, and Nonpareils. We have five spectacular Treasure Box options truly catered to accommodate any size, so visit our website to see all of the great choices.

Summer is a great time to start making connections, and there’s no better way to leave a lasting impression than with something simple, sweet, and chocolate! Visit our website to see more of what we carry or give us a call (732)796-0115 with any questions you have.

Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats

Posted on 06/17/2019 by admin   | No Comments

It’s almost time to kickoff summer with fireworks, barbecues, and family gatherings by the beach, pool, boardwalk, or home. We love Fourth of July! In fact, we’re big on all patriotic holidays because we enjoy the way it brings everyone together and lets us remember what a great place America is. To celebrate, we have some red, white, and blue goodies sure to please at your party.

Our Chocolate Hat Lollipop is a fun little handout to feast on while you enjoy the festivities of the evening. Each is molded to look like a patriotic hat with stars and stripes. The brim of each hat is decorated with red, white, and blue nonpareil seeds. Not only for a beautiful visual, but these give a little crunch to the treat as well. Hand these out right before the fireworks go off, or simply use them as a fun goodie bag for guests to enjoy on the ride home. Either way, these treats will be a hit!

Wave our Chocolate Flag Lollipop at your Fourth of July party and truly enjoy every moment of our nation’s Independence Day! This delightful lollipop is shaped like a flag with stripes going horizontally across the front. In the area where you would see stars, we sprinkle red, white, and blue nonpareil seeds. Each of these pops is individually wrapped with a beautiful ribbon tie at the base.

Our Patriotic Pretzel Rods are a big hit every year, and we know why! Not only are these hand-dipped pretzels smothered in our delightful special blend of milk chocolate, they offer a tasty crunch and a salty flavor to mix with the sweetness. Drizzled with white chocolate and then sprinkled with red, white, and blue nonpareil seeds, our pretzel rods are a fun snack that will take you back to the days of being a kid and delighting in the smallest pleasures.

As always, we delight in celebrating with you each holiday. For any customizations to make your Fourth of July even more special, we’re always here! Simply give us a call.

Dads and Grads: One Month of Sweet Celebrations

Posted on 06/04/2019 by admin   | No Comments

June is here, and that means we’re celebrating two very important groups: Dads and Grads!

This Father’s Day, we’ve got options for you! If your dad has a sweet tooth, our delicious Daddy’s Favorite is a must-have. One of our best choices, this tasty treat is Suzi Sweet Shoppe’s take on the classic Mallomar. Our version, which comes by the half pound, or pound, and can be ordered in our creamy specially blended milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Additionally, Daddy’s Favorite Basket is a fun basket filled to the brim with 10 of our Daddy’s Favorites. We always believe in having the best of both worlds, so this basket can be customized to feature all milk chocolate, all dark chocolate, or a combination of both. We can even package these in a box if you prefer.

Our Dad chocolate is just what the name implies. Straight to the point, this gift spells out the word ‘DAD’ in milk-, dark-, or white-chocolate. It sits in a lovely gold box and is arranged with ribbon. This delightful treat is sure to be savored. Another great option is our Bow Ties! Adorned with colorful nonpareil seeds, this tasty treat is the ultimate in masculine chocolate and is actually quite adorable at the same time. Our Golf Set and Hockey Stick are even more fun chocolate options shaped like a bag of golf clubs with two white chocolate golf balls and nestled in green packaging. The Hockey Stick includes a chocolate stick and puck. We can even customize the ribbon color to match you dad’s favorite team. Call ahead for custom orders, and we will gladly accommodate.

We also carry hobby and sport themed chocolates to truly tailor your gift to the things that your dad enjoys most. Choose from our Tool Set, available in milk- or dark-chocolate. This item features chocolate shaped tools such as a hammer, wrench, screwdriver, and pliers. We also carry the milk-, dark-, or white-chocolate Fish, which is the perfect choice for fathers who enjoy throwing a pole in the water. Finally, if you’re buying for granddad, our Chocolate Greeting Cards can be customized to say ‘Grandpa’ on the front. Choose this solid milk- or dark- chocolate card as the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ this Father’s Day!

Next up, grads!

At Suzi’s, we love to create meaningful, and edible, treats for all to enjoy. Whether you have a graduate leaving kindergarten, grade school, middle school, high school, or even college, these milestones in life are meant to be acknowledged. For that, we offer our delicious Graduation Pretzel Rod shaped like a diploma. Our crunchy pretzel is coated in our smooth, creamy, delightful milk chocolate to offer the perfect blend of sweet and salty as a graduation favor. With notice, we can even tie them with your school colors!

Our Graduation Cap Lollipop is a favorite this time of year and works especially well at graduation parties. Shaped like a graduation cap and diploma, these are individually wrapped and tied with ribbon, which can be customized to match school colors. These make the perfect treat for kids in your teaching classroom, your own children, and as gifts for groups of friends or guests at your child’s graduation party. Additionally, we love to celebrate, and our Graduation Lollipop is another delightful little treat that says ‘Happy Graduation’ with the image of a graduation cap right on the front. These are individually wrapped in cello and tied with ribbon. We can also include your school’s ribbon color on this pop.

If you’re looking for something to bring to your grad’s party, our baskets and platters are a fabulous idea! Choose from chocolates, pretzels, caramels, brownies, fresh fruit, cookies, and more! The options are endless. We can even customize a basket for you based on your needs. Call us (732) 796-0115 to put the perfect touch on your graduate’s big day!

Wake Up With Suzi: Breakfast Club and Coffee Corner Products

Posted on 05/18/2019 by admin   | No Comments

It’s easy to wake up on the right side of the bed when you have something delicious to look forward to! For many, Bacon is a staple at breakfast. We decided to take this classic salty side dish and smother it in our creamy, specially blended milk chocolate. As expected, the results were an instant classic. We even expanded to include this treat with our dark chocolate, and it’s been a hit ever since.

Our coffee flavored Cordials are another tasty treat to consider whenever you need a quick little pick-me-up! In a similar fashion, we carry Espresso Beans layered in delectable rich dark chocolate, as well as Mocha Coffee Bean, which is sold in an 8oz bag and made with the finest quality chocolate and pure coffee paste molded into the shape of a coffee bean. Enjoy however many you’d like, as these guilty pleasures can be eaten one at a time or by the handful.

If you prefer something with more flavor variety, our Espresso Mix includes a colorful assortment of six different chocolate espresso beans. Choose from Milk, Dark, Cappuccino, Coffee and Cream, Double Amaretto, and Espresso Twist! These six flavorful delights come in an 8oz bag or a 1lb box, so you can truly dive into the delicious tastes of the morning in your at-home cafe.

When you crave a crunch our Cinnamon Crunch Bark is the perfect option! This specialty bark includes tasty cinnamon cereal pieces drizzled with our delectable milk chocolate. We also have The Captain, which is made by mixing Capt ‘N Crunch cereal with our creamy milk chocolate. This tasty morning treat comes in box of three! Share with everyone in your household or spread out the sweetness over the span of a few mornings.

Sweeten your morning routine with Demitasse Sticks! These gourmet sugar sticks are perfect to swirl in your morning brew, whether it’s coffee or tea. These are also a great touch for those who like to host company often. Need a bunch? We conveniently sell them in bulk, as a 72 count box! When you want to add to your mornings, keep some of our fun coffee items in your cabinet! Suzi Sweet Shoppe is here whenever you need a chocolate fix, morning or night!

Best of Birthdays: Baskets, Gifts, and Favors

Posted on 05/09/2019 by admin   | No Comments

We love celebrating birthdays! There’s something so fun and exciting about the preparation needed to plan a birthday party—especially a surprise party! At any age, birthdays are meaningful because they bring together friends and family and acknowledge the day someone special came into the world. What’s better than that? To put our fun spin on birthday festivities, we came up with some truly unique and delicious chocolates you’re sure to love!

Our milk, dark, or white chocolate Birthday Card is the fun, edible way to say ‘Happy Birthday!’ It’s no stretch of the imagination to say that most people receive a paper card on their special day, which is read and then either kept or recycled. Gift your friends and family a card they can put to use, and that won’t add to any household clutter! This delightfully unexpected chocolate card comes in a white box with a clear top. It’s also tied with a beautiful ribbon!

When you want to up the ante with some candy, you must try our Birthday Assortment! Equipped with our chocolate Birthday Card, it also contains a delicious assortment of our hand-dipped milk and dark chocolates. This collection of creamy, crunchy, nutty, and fruity centers is fun to open for anyone who has a sweet tooth. We always get feedback on how much the recipient loved this thoughtful gift!

It’s guaranteed to be a happy day with our Birthday Cake Fudge! This starts with smooth and creamy vanilla fudge—and it doesn’t end there. The rich vanilla fudge is then blended with widely-loved birthday cake flavor. It’s then topped with colorful birthday sprinkles to put the final bright touch on it. Sold by the half or full pound, this is always a big hit at birthday parties.

If you want to see the birthday boy or girl light up and get excited, present them with our fun-to-look-at but even-more-fun-to-eat Kid’s Birthday Basket! This fantastic collection includes cotton candy, chocolate dipped licorice, pretzel rods, rock candy swizzle sticks, sour patch kids, chocolate cupcake lollipop, caramel corn drizzled with milk and white chocolate, white chocolate marshmallow pops decorated with colorful sugar crystals, milk chocolate happy birthday lollipop, happy birthday candy bar, and caramel corn drizzled with milk and white chocolate. Who knew you could fit so much deliciousness into one basket?

Know a special baby celebrating his or her first year? We carry the cutest lollipops to celebrate first birthdays. Choose from our #1 Lollipop, Baby’s First Birthday Lollipop, and our Happy Birthday Lollipop. These are adorable favors that can be given out to guests. Dipped in our special blend of milk chocolate, these creamy lollipops are not only fun to look at but melt-in-your-mouth delicious too! If you’re celebrating an upcoming birthday, visit us in store or online to customize the right treats for your party!

National Pretzel Day is on the Way

Posted on 04/15/2019 by admin   | No Comments

We are so excited about National Pretzel Day, April 26! One of our best-selling products at Suzi Sweet Shoppe are our special hand-dipped chocolate covered pretzels. There’s just something about the combination of smooth, creamy milk chocolate and crisp, crunchy pretzels—it’s the only kind of math equation we like.. LOL! Once we stumbled upon this fact, it was the gift that kept on giving, and now we have a variety of great chocolate covered pretzel options to enjoy!

Our number one best-selling product is our Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Whether you prefer plain milk chocolate, plain dark chocolate, or any number of toppings—from jimmies, heath toffee crunch, M&Ms, Reeses, non pareil seeds, or pink sugar—the options are all divine. Choose from a box of 6, 12, or 24 and decide on what kind of variety your family, coworkers, or clients will love most!

Layers of deliciousness reside in our OMG Pretzel Rod! This large pretzel stick is first drenched in our creamy caramel, then smothered with fluffy marshmallow, next dipped in our delicious specially blended milk or dark chocolate, and finally hand decorated with white drizzle! So many steps go into making this treat truly satisfying and worth savoring.

Bigger is sometimes better, and we found a way to make a Giant Chocolate Pretzel you’re sure to love! This delicious snack is created by filling our giant pretzel mold with pretzel pieces and our delightful specially blended milk or dark chocolate. Then, we put the finishing touches on the pretzel with white drizzle and other tasty toppings.

Give the gift of deliciousness with our adorable Pretzel Quad Box. This cute product features a box with a gold inside holding layers of chocolate dipped and decorated pretzels, in each of the four sections. We finish it off with a festive bow, making this a sweet treat for truly any occasion. From birthdays, baby and bridal showers, prom, graduation, confirmation, and even as a thank you for clients. There’s no shortage of ways to share and enjoy this great gift box!

The pretzel deliciousness doesn’t stop here! Visit our website and click on the Pretzels tab to see even more tasty treats.