Posted on 06/22/2018 by admin | No Comments
Oh, sweet summertime, you are finally officially here! Though it hasn’t felt much like summer at the Jersey Shore other than the last week or so, we are so glad the heat is kicking up just in time. We love every time of the year here at Suzi’s, the holidays of the fall and winter, all the exciting things that happen throughout the spring, but there really is nothing better than summer here at the shore. Sure, we may be a little biased, but who can blame us!
From classic boardwalk treats to sea salt treats, I grew up on them all, and now I try to make the best versions of all my childhood favorites in the shoppe. I truly feel lucky everyday for being able to live out my dream, but feel even luckier to be doing it where my heart is happiest, on the Jersey Shore. I grew up here, fell in love here, raised my children here, and now get to work here, every single day! That’s why this blog is especially special to me, being an ode to all of Suzi’s Sweet Shoppes summertime favorites, plus, a sneak peek to the 4th of July, which is just around the corner! Time flies when you’re having this much sweet fun! We hope you enjoy all of these as much as we do, and hope you have a wonderful summer, wherever you may spend it.
Sea Salt Caramels
Oh, sea salt. Who would have ever thought you would go so well with chocolate? Luckily, this wonderful combination was discovered, and we think it was made specially with summertime in mind. Our sea salt caramels use our buttery caramel is cut into squares and hand-dipped in our decadent dark or milk chocolate and are sprinkled with sea salt. Rich, creamy chocolate, caramel, and sea salt give the sweet and salty mix you’ll love and need all summer long.
Beach in a Bag
We know we’ve talked about our beach in a bag party favor a few times, but we really do love it that much. Plus, can you think of something that describes summertime better? Perfect for wedding season, our Beach in a Bag party favors come in a clear cello bag with graham cracker crumbs, a white chocolate star fish and 3 milk chocolate seashells and tied with your choice of ribbon color. After dancing all night in the sand, or enjoying beautiful waterfront views, we can’t think of a guest that wouldn’t be thrilled with this gift.
Watermelon may just be the unofficial official fruit of the summertime. Is there anything more crisp and refreshing after a long day by the beach or the pool, or as dessert to end a fun barbeque with family and friends? While we wish every season was watermelon season, (though, I have to admit, I snack on some whenever I get a chance), we love that watermelon just means warm weather and fun. Our watermelon fudge does just that as well, layers of watermelon flavored fudge, topped with chocolate chips as the seeds. You can have watermelon in one hand and fudge in the other this summer!
Not only is June literally fresh fruit month, but Summer in general is the season of fruit and vegetables, the time when all of our favorites are available and at their most ripe. And as much as we love fruit here at Suzi’s, we love fruit dipped in chocolate even more. Bring one of our fresh fruit platters to a birthday party or barbeque and we promise you’ll be the star of the party, next to the platter of course! From our famous chocolate dipped strawberries to chocolate cups with blueberries, grapes and more, this is one dessert that is sure to please all summer long.
To add to this list of our favorite summertime treats, we can’t forget about the most celebrated holiday of the summer – the 4th of July! Independence day brings a lot of all-American fun on it’s own, but since it’s right around the corner, we didn’t want you to forget about options for July 4th party favors! Make the celebration even sweeter with our chocolate flag lollipop or our chocolate hat lollipop, both made with milk chocolate and coated in red, white, and blue sprinkles. And you thought this day couldn’t get any better!
You can find all these sweet Summer treats on our website, or stop in the shoppe and say hello all summer long!