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Our old-fashioned Irish potatoes are not the only feature at St. Patrick’s Day. In addition we have solid milk chocolate shamrocks on a stick and leprechauns to add another touch of sweetness to the day.
In hot drinks we have Irish Cream whole bean coffee, Irish Cream tea bags in a softwood chest and Irish Breakfast tea in both loose leaf or tea bag serving styles.
Why not try out one of these tasty ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
It’s harvest time again at Candies of Merritt for another once a year specialty candy. In honour of St. Patrick’s Day Irish potatoes are now in store until Monday March 17th.
What’s an Irish potato you ask? This old-fashioned candy has a coconut cream centre which is rolled in a cinnamon mixture, creating a striking resemblance to a potato fresh from the ground. However we don’t recommend washing them before eating.
So whether you say po-TAY-to or po-TAH-to make sure to pick up this tasty treat before the season is done.
With the continued cold many people are hoping to escape to various vacation destinations. Wanting to bring along a taste of Canada, travelers have been stopping in for something maple. We are pleased to offer maple syrup, maple sugar candies or hard maple candies from Maple Orchard Farms of Bracebridge. Both the hard candy and maple sugar pieces are shaped as a maple leaf. Different options are available.
- 5 piece maple sugar gift box
- 10 piece maple sugar gift box
- 20 piece maple sugar gift box
- 100 mL maple syrup jug
- 250 mL maple syrup jug
- 25 piece package of hard maple candy
Also available is a black loose leaf maple tea from Metropolitan Tea Company. Small softwood chests of 25 tea bags each are available in both maple and maple blueberry blends. And of course there is always our maple cream chocolates, maple and maple walnut fudges.
Looking for a more permanent reminder of Canada? We have Canadian made Canada flag pins with Guelph across the bottom edge. Hoselton polished aluminum sculptures made in Colborne Ontario, Rockwood Ontario native Gordon Hare’s wall sculptures and A&F Canada plaques are other options. Plus we also have an assortment of collectibles by Canadian artists Trisha Romance, Catherine Karnes Munn, Shirley Deaville, Stewart Sherwood, James Keirstead, Laura Berry and Catherine Simpson.
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Goodness it’s cold outside. To warm bodies and lift spirits we have a few new teas in from the Metropolitan Tea Company.
In loose leaf tea we have Cranberry Apple – a caffeine free herb and fruit tea. As an extra twist put in a cinnamon stick or a few cloves to turn this into an exotic mulled spice tea. We’ve also added Vanilla Chai. These 100 gram pouches brew anywhere from 35 to 50 cups of tea. They can also be used for iced teas when the weather finally turns warmer.
In tea bags we have Irish Breakfast, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Each softwood chest contains 25 tea bags, and is decorated with a shamrock. Also Earl Grey tea has been packaged into a different chest showcasing a steam era classic train. A must have for train lovers.
Whether you are looking for traditional black tea or a flavoured variety, green or red, chai, herbal, herb and fruit or decaffeinated, there is something in store to suit a wide range of palettes.
Here in Ontario February 17th, 2014 is Family Day. Candies of Merritt is closed, reopening Tuesday morning at 9:30 am.