Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Every once in a while, on our buying trips to America, we find something that we class as simply amazing.....

Every once in a while, on our buying trips to America, we find something that we class as simply amazing! We try lots of different products and every so often there is one product that stands out as a must have. One such product is Taza Chocolate.

Taza Chooclate is made in Boston and is a Mexican stone ground style chocolate. What is stone ground? Well Taza make their own stone grinding disks by hand carving ridges into granite stone which they then use to grind the already roasted and shelled cacao beans in an age old traditional Mexican way into perfectly unrefined, minimally processed chocolate which allows tiny bits of cacao and organic cane sugar to remain in the finished product which results in chocolate brimming with bright tastes and and bold textures unlike anything you may have tasted before. Every piece of Taza Chocolate is made from bean-to-bar at Taza's Somerville, Mass, USA factory (Which you can tour if you are in the area) and Taza roast, winnow, grind, temper and mold all their chocolate by hand in house.
Taza make a range of rustic dark chocolate products in many differnt flavours, some sweet, some savoury and some spicy. The chocolate is Organic, Fairtrade, soy free, dairy free, non GMO and Kosher Pareve.

The most popular Taza Chocolates are the Mexican style disks. Not only do these taste amazing but they also look amazing as well! The disks have a RRP of £4.99 and the Amaze bars have a RRP of £5.99 and we also now stock the Tazito bars which are smaller bars with a RRP of £1.99. These make great gifts (Valentines Day just around the corner!) and as well as just eating this chocolate straight from the pack why not use it for making hot chocolate (Watch a video here made by Alex, Taza's founder on how to make the perfect Mexican style hot chocolate) or use it for baking, its amazing in cookies!
You can buy this amazing chocolate on our website, in our Aldershot store and soon in Whole Food Markets and other quality confectionery retailers.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Award Winning BBQ Sauce Coming Soon!

We discovered the Pork Barrel BBQ sauces in Washington in 2012. We loved their sauces and rub and visited their restaurant as well which was awesome!
Well we are thrilled to announce that we will be the UK distributor for their award winning range of sauces with the first stocks arriving very soon! Keep you eyes peeled for this range of goodies on the website - Your tummies will thank you!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Do you Crave Peanut Butter?!?

Curt’s Peanut Butter Company has reinvented your everday PB & J sandwich. This amazing range consists of four amazing flavours including Chocco Chocco, Coco Banana’s, Cookie Nookie and Razzle Dazzle!!!
 Not only are the names fun, but so are the flavours!!!

Choco Choco: A delicious double dose of semi-sweet and rich dark chocolate with premium peanut butter and wild honey - it's decadence and delight in every bite. 

CoCo Bananas: A tropical blend of yummy bananas, cocoa and wild honey - a great remedy for your English weather blues. 

Cookie Nookie: A mouth-watering mix of chocolate chips, cookie dough flavor, wild honey and premium peanut butter- don’t be afraid to eat it right out of the jar. 

Razzle Dazzle: A twisted blend of red raspberry, wild honey, cool white chocolate and rich dreamy darkness- a lovely blend of awesome and delicious!

This new peanut butter range is now available online and is stocked in both our Aldershot and Guildford stores.
 Don’t miss out... I have a feeling these flavours will be flying off the shelves!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Try our new Joe Tea drink and chips range

Joe Tea is a small company who produce awesome teas and chips which perfectly compliment each other. Not only are the flavours fantastic, but the packaging is pretty cool too - adorned with bright colours and pickup trucks.

These have just arrived at Stateside HQ from the States, and you can buy them online here or in our Aldershot and Guildford stores. Read more about the company below.
JOE TEA was started to do one thing - make awesome tasting teas. During the Summer of 1998, I started selling JOE TEA in Hoboken and all over small beach towns on the Jersey Shore. At first, the store owners were reluctant - then they tasted the tea. One by one, we opened up accounts and JOE TEA started to flow. By the fall, JOE TEA expanded to many of the better independent food retailers around the New York Metro Area. Each day I loaded up my truck with JOE TEA and went to new towns and in doing so, created routes throughout NJ, NY, CT and Eastern Pennsylvania. And we've kept busy over the last few years. Along the way, JOE TEA came to be known at "The Original Off Road Tea".

If you've tried any of these new products we'd love to know what you think - let us know in the comments.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

And the winner is...

To celebrate Independence Day we launched a very special competition with our friends over at Jelly Belly. We displayed this awesome portrait of Shrek (pictured below) made up entirely of Jelly Belly jelly beans at our Guildford store and asked you to guess how many beans were used to make it.

Jelly Belly Shrek portrait by artist Malcolm West
We had over a thousand entries, and after sending them all off to Jelly Belly to be checked (even we weren't allowed to know the official number of jelly beans used!) we have our winners!  Well done to:

1st prize: £25 Stateside Candy Co gift voucher & a Jelly Belly jelly bean dispenser

Winner: Simon Wiltshire

2nd prize: £15 Stateside Candy Co gift voucher

Winner: Becky Dewar

3rd prize: £10 Stateside Candy Co gift voucher

Winner: Jean Shepherd

Please pop in to our Guildford store or email us at to claim your prize!

Monday, 16 July 2012

We all scream for I-Scream!

Summer is here and we have the perfect solution for those of you craving ice cream in this cold English weather. Shakespeare’s Chocolates have created these amazing I-Scream bars which combine the best elements of our favourite summer treats in a chocolate bar. They describe them as “delicious collaboratons of chocolate ingredients and flavoured scooped on top of a milk chocolate sugar cone”. They come in the following yummy flavours: Candy Crunch, Chocolate Fudge, Mint Choc Chip, Neapolitan, Peanut Butter and Cookies & Cream. We can’t get enough of these candy cones, grab yours here.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Add some marshmallow to your mug!

We’ve been huge fans of Plush Puffs and their range of gourmet and giant marhsmallows for a while now, and their latest creations are no disappointment. Mug Toppers are designed to fit on top of your hot chocolate/coffee/any other hot drink and gradually melt. Plush Puffs say: “With each sip you taste the perfect combination of your yummy drink and sweet, creamy all-natural marshmallow, through the last drop.”

With the typically cool English summer we’re currentyly having, we’re sure these will be a welcome addition to all those warm drinks! Grab either Peppi-mint or Vanilla Bean Mug Toppers here.