Christmas can never come too early for shopkeepers! As soon as the weather turns cold and the days get shorter, it’s time to celebrate all things sweet and indulgent. But which festive treats will leave your shoppers desperately yearning for more? Here are some of the top items that should be on every sweet shop owner’s wish list for this holiday season. |
Fiery Hot Chocolate for Cold Winter Days
Nothing says winter like a lovely, warm mug of hot chocolate, which is sure to take away the chills and niggles of the season and give consumers a hearty glow. But many of your competitors may well be thinking the same thing, so make sure that you have some unique and festive treats up your sleeve to help you stand out from the crowd.
A favourite choice of mine is Montezuma’s Organic Ginger and Orange Drinking Chocolate, which offers a fantastic twist on a traditional favourite and that extra touch of warmth on a frosty afternoon. Your customers will also appreciate some of Lily O’Brien’s Festive Spiced Latte, which provides even more of a punchy burst of heat to your everyday cocoa. With great flavours like these, your shoppers will certainly count themselves lucky this Christmas.
Festively-Flavoured Marzipan for the Sweet Tooth
Marzipan, another beloved old-school favourite, is always a bestseller at this time of the year. But why not mix things up a little with a few twists on the traditional recipe? There are many different flavourings you should keep stocked, which your customers will love serving as a tempting festive treat.
Let’s talk about my favourite: Ko-Koá’s pear and cinnamon chocolate marzipan. This is a wonderfully subtle and gently sweet delicacy that combines some of the best tastes of the season, and it is certain to knock the ball out of the park – you’ll definitely have your customers hungering for more.
Popcorn for Fireside Film-Viewing
The holidays are the perfect time of the year for families and friends of all types and ages to gather round the fire and watch a classic movie together. Of course, no film-watching occasion would be complete without a bowl of popcorn. This festive treat, which is one of the biggest and highest-rising sellers of the year, comes in all shapes and sizes to suit every taste: whether your customers are looking for sweet, salty, buttery or spicy, there’s definitely a product out there!
However, for the ultimate Christmas combination, make sure you give pride of place to Joe & Seph’s Gingerbread and Mince Pie Popcorn, a truly exceptional treat that is sure to spread plenty of festive cheer. It will be flying from your shelves before you know it.
Christmas is a great time for giving fresh life to some beloved classics, so make sure you have plenty of different types of festive treats on your shelves to keep your hungry shoppers warm and happy during the holiday season!
Angelina Moufftard works for hf Chocolates, established wholesale confectionery suppliers with decades of experience supplying sweets and high-end chocolates to retailers across the UK. From any kind of praline to marshmallow to festive treat, you can rely on Angelina’s expert advice when looking for new brands to stock. Working with the most dedicated suppliers from all over Europe, hf Chocolates' great tasting and beautifully packaged products add panache to any sweet display.
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