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Wedding favours and sweets for weddings

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that like us, you had a wonderful and restful time over the holidays. Traditionally around this time, we start receiving orders from brides planning their spring wedding. Wedding favours have developed from the days of sugared almonds – but do you know there was an actual symbolism behind these sweets? Originating in Italy, it was thought that the bitter sweet taste of the almonds reflected true life (albeit hardly romantic!) whilst the sugar coating was the bride and groom’s way of saying they hoped they’d experience more of the sweet side of life. Five almonds were always given to guests, representing Health, Happiness, Wealth, Fertility and Long Life. Of course nowadays, the sky truly is the limit with regards to creativity. Chocolate hearts wrapped in pink, silver, red, gold or white foil are one of our most popular choices, but increasingly we’re receiving requests for more unusual, fun wedding favours including bottles of sweets such as giant Haribo hearts or those Love Hearts from our childhood. We even have some specially designed vintage style wedding favour boxes, each with its own beautiful message. Some couples choose to replace one or two flower arrangements with sweetie designs. Candy trees for example make magnificent table displays and can incorporate anything from lollipops to Ferrero Roche, whilst large bowls of jelly babies or Smarties are deliciously tempting as well as being colourful. If you’d like to discuss how we can help you create some eye catching and memorable decorative confectionery pieces for your wedding, just pick up the phone, call in or email us – and prepare to be...

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under Ten Pounds

Valentine’s Day Gifts Under Ten Pounds With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we can all look forward to paying three times as much for red roses as we would normally, and/or struggle to reserve a table for dinner in any restaurant or pub in a 20 mile radius on Valentine’s Day.   WAIT!  You can surprise your loved one (in a good way) without breaking the bank!   The key to giving a fantastic Valentine’s Day present isn’t all about splashing out on something eye-wateringly expensive.  It’s thinking about the person you’re buying it for.  What do they enjoy the most?  What will show them that you’ve actually put some thought into your gift this year?   We’ve put together a whole range of sweetie gifts that will ensure the two of you have a wonderful time on your romantic day.  And the best part of all?  You can buy any one for under £10!!   Whether you just want to give him or her a little something that says “I love you” or even a gift in which to pop a ring, our Ashby Treats range of Valentine’s sweets will have something for you.  And to make life even easier, we also stock our own special Valentine’s Day card and wrapping paper, so you can shop for everything without leaving the sofa.  Order now to ensure you receive your gift well in time for the big day!    WITH LOVE TRUFFLE STICK Our stylish With Love Truffle Stick  has 8 Champagne, Raspberry and White Chocolate Truffles, half dusted with Raspberry pieces and half wrapped in pastel pink foil, both are absolutely gorgeous and finished with a With Love Ribbon & Tag  £5.50   EMMA BRIDGEWATER HEARTS POCKET TIN Emma Bridgewater’s Hearts pocket tin is one of the Sweetie Team’s favourites, perfect for those sweet moments when you you need just a little something that does what it says on the tin ….  £3.50   EMMA BRIDGEWATER BIG LOVE BLUE POCKET TIN Emma Bridgewater’s Big Love Blue Pocket Tin is from the Starry Skies range and co-ordinates with the patriotic designs very well.  The perfect tin to keep in the glove box of your car filled with sweet treats.  £3.50   LITTLE POTS OF LOVE Lovely little jars filled with mini Love Hearts – a superb token of...