Touring the Chocolate Factory of Sweet Shop USA

By: Emma Wolfe

Touring a magnificent chocolate factory has been every child’s dream since the 70’s. After all, there’s nothing better or more joyful than creating the world’s favorite treat. At Sweet Shop USA, you’re welcome to revisit that childhood dream, and experience something truly scrumdiddlyumptious! You don’t even need a golden ticket. 

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It all starts in our wonderful retail store. Lined with candy and boxes stacked high, our store carries all of our latest inventions. Take a look around while we suit up in sanitary uniforms. We get to see how all of the amazing products come to life. Prepare to be amazed!!


We begin with our shipping and warehouse department. This is where we send out our chocolates and keep the packaging that ensures safety for each piece as they make their journey to our customers. Every box is strategically packed with ice packs or dry ice so our chocolate doesn’t melt along the way.

Then, it's off to our massive caramel room. It’s truly a sight to see. Carefully crafted and delicately handled, this is where we manufacture our world famous toffee and gooey caramel. Giant slabs of delicious toffee lie waiting to be hand broken by professionals. With each little piece too good to go to waste, the imperfect bites are bagged up to be sold at a bargain price in our store.

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After, we head over into our kitchen, where our trained chocolate chefs are cooking up the sweetest treats. Mixers and melters line the walls as the aroma of chocolate fills the room.

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Mixers like these run throughout the day to make beautiful milk, white, and dark chocolate. Giant containers hold gallons of melted chocolate until it's ready for use. 

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Next, we visit our main production hall. Here we find the heart of Sweet Shop USA. We may lack in Oompa Loompas, but we do not lack in teamwork. Every truffle is shaped by hand so they are the perfect size before being handed off for decorations. Our signature brags get a well-deserved layer of chocolate, our truffles are enrobed one last time, and down the cooling machine they go.

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Our next stop is the decorating room. The beautiful magic happens here. Our skilled chocolatiers design each truffle by hand, ensuring that all of our pieces are unique. We use special techniques unseen anywhere else.

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Now we arrive at packing. It is important that every piece of chocolate is the precise weight and size. This way we can pack each box correctly. We have all types of boxes, ribbons, and accessories to beautify our collections. 
Lastly, we make our way back to the retail store. Commemorate your trip with a souvenir Sweet Shop USA T-shirt or novelty item. We send a few chocolates home with you to try, but you may already be full of the samples along the tour!

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We schedule our tours Mondays thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 a person, with a minimum of four people. It's perfect for visiting families to enjoy, or something sweet to do for the holidays. Come join us to see how these beautiful delicacies are made.

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New Year, New Things at Sweet Shop USA

by: Emma Wolfe

Happy New Year
Sweet Shop USA is starting the 2018 new year off with some big changes. We have all sorts of exciting treats and surprises to keep your sweet tooth satisfied. We've made modifications to our product packaging to better suit your gift-giving needs. We added interesting flavors to keep your taste buds happy, while also keeping with our tradition of amazing customer service with some new faces in our retail store. 
Perhaps our biggest change has been our new coffee bar! Now you can enjoy a handcrafted drink made just to your liking when you visit our store. With so many flavors to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Stop by today to try our signature drinks inspired by our most beloved truffles:
Fudge Love
Sweet Shop USA coffee
Our fudge love coffee is made with creamy chocolate decadence and delicious chocolate syrup. Its captivating goodness will keep you coming back for more. Try it frozen for a sensational chocolate milkshake with a subtle hint of caffeine. 
Show Girls
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Venture out of your comfort zone with this fruity flavor combination. Strawberry, raspberry, and white chocolate combine to make one of our sweetest morning pick-me-ups. The light taste of white chocolate mixed with these delicious syrups will have you melting away during the cold winter days. 
Swiss Mint
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Why wait for the holiday season to enjoy the refreshing taste of peppermint? Mixed with a touch of milk chocolate, our Swiss Mint coffee will get you singing Christmas carols all year long. Don't forget that with every coffee purchase, you also receive a free chocolate from our display case! Have your coffee, and eat chocolate too!
Sweet Shop USA coffee
Try these amazing recipes or create a few of your own. We offer flavor options such as vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, English toffee, and seasonal favorites. All flavors are available also as sugar-free. Take it to go with our luxurious bamboo tumblers. Cozy up with coffee in one hand, and a truffle in the other. 
Sweet Shop USA coffee
Along with our coffee bar, we introduced a line of exceptional ground coffee for our customers to take home and enjoy. Start your morning off right, even if you can't make it into our shop. Indulge in the sweet aroma of Praline, German chocolate, and Sea Salt Caramel. Be sure to check out the rich and creamy Black Forest ground coffee. Dark chocolate and cherry come together in perfect harmony. It's no wonder that it's our most popular! 
Sweet Shop USA Candy Bars
Our next innovative (and tasty) treat is our brand new candy bars. Made with fresh ingredients and our famous chocolate, these candy bars are sure to have something you love. Flavors include Milk Chocolate Toffee, Milk Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Almond, and our 2017 Sofi Award Winner, the Goji Berry Coconut Crunch
Sweet Shop USA Candy Bars
A decadent milk chocolate bar featuring all natural almond toffee pieces and roasted pecans
Sweet Shop USA Candy Bars
A decadent milk chocolate bar featuring peanut butter and roasted chopped peanuts.
Sweet Shop USA Candy Bars
A decadent dark chocolate bar featuring roasted almonds with sea salt.
Sweet Shop USA Candy Bars
The 2017 sofi Award Winning Goji Berry Coconut Crunch Chocolate Bar is a decadent white bar featuring coconut, goji berries, quinoa, pepitas, and almonds.
In April 2017, Sweet Shop USA was honored to receive the Sofi Gold Award in the Milk and White Chocolate category in the Specialty Food Association sofi competition. Sofi stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation, which is exactly what our Goji Berry Coconut Crunch bar has to offer. With thoughtful ingredients like pumpkin seeds, quinoa, and beautiful goji berries, this bar is definitely a sweet treat. 
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Another exciting transformation we made for 2018 is our new and improved Everyday Collection. We now offer red, blue, and green boxes to fit any occasion. We have a 5(pc), 9(pc) and a 10(pc) box in each color selection. Whether it be a business gift or just a little something for someone special, Sweet Shop USA has you covered. 
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And there's nothing more important than our friendly faces providing exceptional customer service to you. We have some new people we are more than happy to have with us at the start of the new year. 
Chelsey Elrod
Meet Chelsey Elrod, our newest addition to the retail team. You may have met her during your recent holiday shopping, but we thought she deserved a proper introduction to our loyal customer base. She is a recent graduate of our local NorthEast Texas Community College. She also writes beautiful poetry when she has free time. Chesley's favorite truffle is the Hazelnut truffle, for its rich flavor. Stop in to see her on your way to work in the morning for a latte and a sweet treat from our candy case. 
Everyone at Sweet Shop USA is extremely excited about the new year and the exciting changes we have. We look forward to your visit! Our shop is located at 1316 Industrial Rd in Mt. Pleasant, TX. We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Stop in, say hello to Chelsey, and try something sensationally sweet. See you soon!
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