Introducing…..The Traditional Sweet Box
Sweet carts and pick and mix style sweet counters at a wedding are always such a hit with the kids and adults alike. So, it was refreshing for us to discover a company who offer those all important sweet treats, but with a difference.
The Traditional Sweet box is basically a candy cart, on wheels. What a talking point for your guests! Here we chat with the owner, Rebecca about this unique idea which is no doubt going to be a huge hit for brides and grooms looking to treat their guests to something that little bit special …
Rebecca, tell us a little bit about your unique business
The Sweet Box is a lovingly restored and converted (by ourselves!) original 1980’s Rice Beaufort Horse Trailer, we think it is stunning and we like to take it to lots of different events to showcase our delicious selection of traditional local handmade sweets, we have over 60 varieties which we sell or serve in 100g portions, weighed out the old fashioned way and presented in good old fashioned/retro paper bags.
What kind of sweets do you offer?
We have a wide choice of sweets to suit all tastes including old favourites such as Rhubarb & Custard, Pear Drops, Spearmint Chews, a large selection of flavoured pips including Sherbert!! Chocolate Limes, Liquorice, Jellybeans, Sherbert Lemons, Bonbons, a variety of Traditional Mints, Winter and Menthol Tablets, Peanut Brittle, Chocolate raisins, Sugared Almonds and many many more!
Can you get your hands on all kinds of weird and wonderful sweets and treats?
We always do our best to get your personal favourites if you cannot see them in our unique little sweet shop. Most of our stock is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians we also have soft options for little ones.
What do you feel makes your service stand out from the crowd?
The Sweet Box is a little bit of nostalgia in the high tech world we live in today, step back in time for a few minutes and see all your old favourites and take your pick! Our sweets are handmade the old fashioned way in copper pans and are of the highest quality – weighed out in 100g portions of per quarter (if you remember it that way!) into traditional paper bags.
How would it work if someone hired you for their wedding?
For our lovely weddings we want to enhance your special day so we always work with you to ensure that it is just the way you imagined it to be. First we establish where our stunning Sweet Box can be situated at your venue, by asking you to meet us there to discuss exactly where you would want us to set up, then we discuss how you want our little horseshoe tokens to be given to your guests to exchange for their bag of delicious sweets, we have various ways we can do this but again your own ideas are always welcome. All you have to do then is decide when you would like your guests to enjoy The Sweet Box and we will set up discreetly for a two hour period and serve you and your guests with a bag of scrummy sweets.
What do you love the most about being involved in the wonderful world of weddings?
We love weddings and everything that goes with them! They are such happy joyous events that bring together family, friends and loved ones to celebrate the wonderful union of two people. We love all the different themes that couples create from festival to banquet and feel that our lovely Sweet Box can fit into an abundance of wonderful venues to help make the magical wedding day stand out from the crowd, but the best bit by far is working with our lovely wedding couples to help make their wedding day dreams come true.
Finally, what’s the most popular choice of sweets?!
It is hard to say what is our most popular sweet as it seems to change at each different wedding we attend! But firm favourites are always Rhubarb and Custard, Sherbert Pips, Chocolate Limes, Sherbet Lemons and Spearmint Chews!!
What’s the best way to get in touch with you to discuss an upcoming wedding or event?
For a fast response the best way to get in touch with us is via email – firstname.lastname@example.org you can also find us on facebook @TheSweetBox.co.uk, Twitter @TheOldSweetBox and Instagram thetraditionalsweetbox and you can message us that way if you prefer.