Posted on 08/22/2017 by Suzi | No Comments
Let’s face it, we are all human, and that means that we can’t be expected to be perfect all the time. To never say the wrong thing at the wrong time or to upset someone else; messing up is part of being human. For as Alexander Pope said in “Essay on Criticism”: “to err is human”. Which is why the Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe crew will be celebrating Kiss and Make Up Day on August 25th, and in honor of this day we thought we’d give you some sweet ideas for an apology.
For the special lady/man in your life: Sending flowers is cliché, and jewelry is overdone. Cologne doesn’t really express your feelings, and there are only so many different power tools in the world. Sometimes apologizing to your SO is the hardest apology of all; what thing can really sum up “I’m sorry and I love you?”, and truly express how deeply you mean it? That is why you should think out of the box. Maybe make them a special dinner that you only cook once in a while, or take them to their favorite restaurant, or even do an activity you know they’ll enjoy, even if you aren’t in to it. Whatever you decide to do, you might even want to end the day or meal with a sweet treat, and there is nothing better than enjoying some chocolate covered strawberries with the one you love. They are romantic and subtle, perfect for apologizing to your SO.
For your parent/grandparent: Just because they are your parents, or grandparents, doesn’t mean you never fight, or have a reason to apologize, and sometimes words just aren’t enough. Sure cards are nice, but anyone can pick a card out at the store, and half of the time there is never a perfect card that really conveys your feelings. In this instance why not get them their favorite treat? It lets them know that you were thinking about them and do feel sorry for whatever you need to apologize for. And there are lots of great treats in the shop! Maybe your dad is really a fan of something sweet and salty, so why not pick him up some chocolate covered pretzels? Or maybe your mom really loves anything chocolate, so why not pick up some fudge for her to try? There are many ways to “kiss and make up”, but when you’re trying to apologize to a parent, a sweet treat might be just what you need to break the ice.
For your sibling: Siblings fight, no matter how old they are. It comes with the territory of being siblings, but as any brother or sister knows, that doesn’t mean you’re except from apologizing. If anything you want to “kiss and make up” with this person more than just about anyone else, because who else has been your partner in crime since birth? Siblings are a special case, and sometimes being the one to take the first step in “kissing and making up” is hard, which is why you should make a day of it. Take your sibling out on the town or out to lunch or just something fun that the both of you enjoy. Maybe go golfing or have a spa day, whatever it is you like to do together, do it! It will certainly help in the way of an apology, and you both get to have fun! And maybe you end the day munching on some chocolate covered Oreos or Mallow Mars, just to give you a sense of nostalgia.
We all have had to kiss and make up with someone before, and here at Suzi’s we got your back! With everything from chocolate covered strawberries to homemade fudge, we know the perfect way to say “I’m sorry”. So stop into the store for Kiss and Make Up Day on August 25th or order online, no worries, we’ll help you find the perfect way to kiss and make up.
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Posted on 08/11/2017 by Suzi | No Comments
Chocolate is one of those amazing treats, not only because of its sweetness and variety of flavors, but because it can be paired with so many other delicious things. From chocolate and pretzels, which give that perfect sweet and salty combo, to chocolate and wine, chocolate makes a great addition to many treats. And rum is no exception. Rum and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly, or milkshakes and fries. They just work. Not only can they be made into delicious treats, like cordials or rum candies, but rum and chocolate also make for a great tasting experience.
Because of chocolate’s sweet silky textures and flavors, it is the perfect pairing with rum’s sugar cane base. That being said, there is a trick to pairing rum and chocolate. Older, better quality rums should be paired with chocolates with a higher cocoa percentage, like dark chocolates. Younger rum should be paired with sweeter and milkier chocolate, like milk chocolates. Another factor to think about when pairing your rum with chocolate is the barrels that the rum was aged in. Different types of barrels will give a different flavor, and this could greatly affect the type of chocolate you choose to pair your rum with. Most distilleries will include this information either online or even on the bottle. For different notes of flavor, you can also try pairing spiced and white rums with chocolate to give a different flavor combination. For example a spiced rum with a higher cacao percentage chocolate will complement the rum and bring out the hints of cinnamon and caramel notes.
Regardless of what type of chocolate you prefer to pair your rum with, pairing chocolate with different foods and drinks is fun! And there are really no wrong pairings, it is all a matter of taste. However, for those of us who prefer to have our chocolate and rum in one convenient treat, there is the rum cordial. Made with homemade milk chocolate and filled with a rum liquor center, rum cordials are the perfect rum/chocolate pairing. They are dessert and a night cap rolled into one tasty treat. So, in honor of Rum Day on August 16th stop in the shop for some of these tasty treats. You’ll be sure to make Captain Jake Sparrow Jealous!
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