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Hot Hot Hot!

We are officially into summer with yet another scorching hot, humid day. So it is time to revisit our cold drink options.

New this season from Gourmet du Village are lemonade mixes. Plain lemonade made with Meyer lemons – a sweeter fruit that is a cross between a lemon and mandarin orange – plus three different flavoured varieties are available.

  • Lemonade
  • Cherry lemonade
  • Peach lemonade
  • Raspberry lemonade

They make nice additions to a gift basket as well as a lovely cool treat.

Iced teas are another cooling option. Each pouch of loose leaf Metropolitan tea comes with an iced tea recipe on the back, which we also have on our tea page. In addition to a wide variety of black, flavoured black and green teas there are a number of non caffeine options. The red teas are naturally without caffeine, as are the herbal teas, fruit and herb tisanes, plus decaffeinated black or green teas.

We have our favourite iced coffee recipe on the coffee page, but have also experimented with a couple of quick options. Choose your favourite coffee, flavoured or not, or try something new.


  • 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) cold coffee
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) 5% cream
  • 1 – 2 tsp sugar, or to add taste

Enjoy as is, or add ice in either crushed or cube form. Use different percentages of cream to suit your taste, or for something different use chocolate milk instead of cream.

Stay cool!

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Graduation Time is Here!

With the end of June approaching quickly, that means that it is also time for the school year to wrap up. This means that there are also a lot of students graduating from various ages. We here at Candies of Merritt have a few options to help congratulate these hard working graduates for all of their accomplishments.

In chocolate novelties we have a milk chocolate grad hat in either boy or girl priced at $2.50 as well as a grad hat on a stick, also in the milk chocolate priced at $2.95 each. If you are looking for something a little bit bigger in milk chocolate we have our chocolate greeting cards priced at $9.95 each that say congratulations or that says congratulations with a grad hat.

Also, don’t forget it is that time of year where we have our chocolate covered strawberries, while best eaten the same day these delicious treats are bound to make someone’s day!

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First Day Of Chocolate Covered Strawberries In 2016

It’s finally time! Locally grown Ontario strawberries are now available to us for dipping in chocolate. Today is our first day to have these delectable treats in store.

Each morning the process begins – sorting and cleaning the day’s strawberries while our rich milk chocolate melts. When finished the chocolate completely envelops each delicious berry meaning they are best eaten the day they are dipped. We make a limited number each day, which are generally ready in the cabinet by noon. If you have a specific number you require let us know so enough can be ready.

It is too early to know how long or short the season will be. Unfortunately they weren’t ready in time for Father’s Day, but are ideal for teacher gifts plus end of school year parties and graduations. Don’t miss out on this once a year treat.

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Closing Early Thursday June 16th For All You Can Eat Chocolate Night

Normally we are open Thursday nights until 9 pm, but today, Thursday June 16th we are closing early at 6 pm to host our second all you can eat chocolate night. Our first night last night was a lot of fun. We anticipate those who have tickets for this evening’s private event will have a wonderful time as well.

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New Fruit Jellies

Well, perhaps new isn’t as accurate a description as back by popular demand. This summer season at Candies of Merritt, we have our handmade Fruit Jellies to enjoy. It has been a lot of fun to make these tasty treats again.

Available in five different flavours these fruit jellies which are gluten free, dairy free and, vegan safe are a delightful treat. They are priced at $9.95 a pound or $2.19 for 100g.  The four flavours are:

  • Grape
  • Lemon-Lime
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberry
  • Watermelon

Come in today to pick up your favourite flavour or a mix of any of the four to try this fruity treat!

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