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Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The Aztecs were first to use cocoa beans. They enjoyed a drink where cocoa beans and water were mixed with cornmeal, hot pepper and spices. To honour this and celebrate Cinco de Mayo we have Aztec Chocolate fudge. Our smooth chocolate fudge is mixed with hot pepper and cinnamon, giving three stages of flavour – cinnamon first quickly followed by chocolate, then finishing with a hit of hot pepper.

We also have other Mexican themed gourmet foods, as well as a Mexican theme gift basket.

  • cast iron fajita pan with seasoning mix
  • black bean and corn salsa
  • chili beans and seasonings
  • guacamole dip mix
  • roasted chipotle & garlic baked dip mix
  • salsa dip mix
  • salsa con queso hot dip mix
  • spicy bean dip mix
  • apricot jalapeno chutney
  • sweet chili chutney
  • Melinda’s black pepper ketchup
  • Melinda’s chipotle ketchup
  • Melinda’s habanero ketchup
  • Melinda’s naga jolokia ketchup
  • kahlua and cream coffee
  • spicy mexican hot chocolate

Any of these treats will add some spice to your day. And if you are in the area today drop in and see Gus in his sombrero.

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Mother’s Day Week Already

May the force be with you… now that we’ve gotten that out of the way welcome to Mother’s Day week.

How it is already the beginning of May no one knows, but it is bright, sunny and warm which is a welcome change. And in that spirit we have some different gift ideas put together that Mom may enjoy. They can also work as gifts for a house warming, wedding, anniversary, hostess, birthday, thank you… you get the idea.

There are several different gourmet food arrangements put together in a range of price points. Our iced tea pitcher, glasses and tray set can work both indoors and outdoors. A crystal platter with three types of wafer cookies – lemon, vanilla and cappuccino – make a thoughtful gift. Dip mixes are great to have on hand for entertaining or to use as creative seasonings for cooking or for barbecuing. The Italian basket is a lot of savoury flavours to enjoy.

Of course chocolate, candy, nuts and fudge are popular with moms too. Custom arrangements can be made to suit, especially when we have a bit of notice.

So don’t forget mom, grandma, auntie or any other special lady who has been a wonderful influence on your life this weekend.

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National Pretzel Day

According to Retail Confectioners International Sunday April 26th is national pretzel day. The blend of savoury or salty flavours with chocolate has been something we’ve had more and more requests for. A customer favourite has become pretzels covered in either milk or dark chocolate. They make a delicious snack.

Since we are closed on Sundays be sure to pick up a stash before then.

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National Jelly Bean Day

This week is a busy one for special days. In addition to this being Secretary’s Day – also known as Professional Administrative Assistants Day - according to Retail Confectioners International today is National Jelly Bean Day.

We have traditional jelly beans available in one pound bags, which are produced in a nut free facility. As well there are one pound bags of more unusual jelly beans – 24 gourmet flavours including lemon, orange, cherry, cinnamon, popcorn, coffee, root beer and chocolate to name some.  These gourmet jelly beans are not made nut free.

Traditional or unusual, either way they make a tasty treat. Enjoy!

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National Chocolate Covered Cashew Day

Besides being Queen Elizabeth II’s 89th birthday, according to the calendar published by Retail Confectioners International today is national chocolate covered cashew day. Here at Candies of Merritt we combine our freshly roasted cashews with milk chocolate for a tasty treat that also has the advantage of being gluten free. Enjoy!

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