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 howdy@americansweets.co.uk 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.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Who says you shouldn’t play with your food?

When we brought back a Marshmallowville marshmallow gun from the States it wasn’t long before the office floor was littered with marshmallows! The great thing about these guns is that the marshmallows don’t really do any damage and they’re edible! You can choose from a marshmallow blower, classic shooter and even a bow and mallow! Check out the video below for a demo, and grab yours here.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Today marks a very special day in the American calendar as it is of course the 4th of July. We're wearing our best red, white and blue outfits and celebrating with an imaginary BBQ since the weathers not quite as we'd hoped! As always we want to bring a bit of the States to you, so we're offering 10% off online until Saturday!

Simply enter the discount code 'ID4' at the checkout to receive 10% off your order. Let's hope the weather brightens up for the weekend so we can celebrate with a US-style cookout!

Please make sure you check you have selected the correct shipping cost as this is calculated on the total of your order after the discount is applied. Valid until Saturday 7th July. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.