With the support of proud parents Dan & Helen (pictured here) the business Initially started with creating a range of bespoke gift boxes in presentation packaging for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter, but quickly evolved with the development of a bespoke website, to bring to life Caitlin’s vision of a real pick ‘n’ mix sweet shop.
We also expanded our range of products to include a great selection of American Candy and drinks, which have been a huge hit!
Over the next few months, the business began to gain traction via social media and Google, achieving over 5000 hits in a month! With orders increasing we moved to an air-conditioned unit in Sawtry, Huntingdon that provides us more space for our increasing stock and product range.
We also made a conscious decision to recycle as many of the boxes that arrived from our suppliers and use them for outgoing orders. As we continue to develop and refine our business, we will continue to look for more and more environmentally-friendly packaging solutions too.
Caitlin wanted the customer to have the experience of being in a sweet shop and to be able to choose what goes into their pick ‘n’ mix selection, but instead of being in an actual shop, the customer could do all of this from their sofa at home!
Needless to say, we are so proud of Caitlin for this amazing idea and for all the hard work she put in getting our family business to the place it is today.
Caitlin will continue to create new ranges for special occasions and will be focussed on helping us to develop our website, to make sure that our customers get the very best quality sweets!
Thank you so much for reading about our journey, we really couldn’t have done it without the support of our lovely customers.
Caitlin, Helen and Dan
With customers being the focus of the business, our priority was to offer a true, "made to order" custom Pick 'n' Mix website and sweetshop business where, you the customer really could pick 'n' Mix your own choice of sweets, all within a 5 Star Food Standard rated environment. We DONT bulk mix our sweets and leave on a shelf, sweets don't always mix well and can spoil your enjoyment, as a result all your sweet mixes are made to order.
The inclusion of Sweet Pouches, Traditional Candy Jars, Sweet Boxes & Hampers, Sweet Cones, Movie Night Bundles, personalised & corporate branded sweets and monthly Letterbox subscriptions. Our customisable range of sweets and American Candy really does allow us to provide a unique service, and one that is truly bespoke to you.
We are also proud to be a Finalist in The Peterborough Small Business Awards 2022!
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