The Sweetery

May, 12

The Sweetery T-Shirts are Here!!!

Here they are! The Sweetery T-Shirts are here. We have them in all sizes and colors. They are only $15, so show everyone how much you enjoy The Sweetery by picking up one of these nifty tees!


May, 12

Cake of the Week

  It’s also Taste Test Tuesday today! Today we will be sampling our Mimosa Cake! This Sweet and delicious treat consists of two Orange Cake layers surrounded with our own Champagne Buttercream Frosting. Enjoy our Mimosa Cake at any time of any day instead of just Sunday mornings! Let us know what you think. See you for lunch!

May, 12
May, 12

Memorial Day Treat

Stop in and pick up one of our pound cakes this weekend to slice up and throw on the grill. I promise you will not be disappointed with this tasty twist for dessert.  On behalf of all of us at The Sweetery, have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!



May, 12

Keeping it Fresh

Keeping it Fresh:  Natural Ingredients, Classic Southern Recipes and Homemade Baking Make Up The Sweetery’s Recipe for Success


ANDERSON, SC– For 30 years, The Sweetery, a South Carolina dessert retailer (, has been delighting the taste buds of customers near and far with homemade baked goods made fresh each day and served locally or shipped nationwide.  Mother and son Jane and Ryan Jarahian offer the perfect blend of traditional recipes from grandma’s kitchen, along with exciting new creations to satisfy today’s tastes.  All are made by hand with no preservatives, using the freshest natural ingredients available.

“We specialize in classic Southern recipes, many of which are more than a century old,” said Jane Jarahian.  “Some were passed down through my family and some were obtained from friends.  Just today, we had a customer bring in a selection of her favorite recipes for us to consider.”

Jane Jarahian opened The Sweetery three decades ago in her hometown of Anderson,S.C.  Having baked all her life as a hobby, she knew that mass-produced baked goods could never equal the flavor of confections mixed by hand and made with fresh ingredients.  She began in the early 80s by supplying homemade desserts to local restaurants and stores.  The sweet treats were so popular, Jane soon opened her own shop, The Sweetery, and began selling directly to the public.  The Sweetery also offers daily lunch options, made fresh to order, along with take-home entrees and casseroles.

“Among our most popular desserts are Strawberry Cake, Brownies & Cream, our famous ‘Uggly Cake’ and our newly-created Sangria Pound Cake, a delicious swirl of strawberry, orange and grape cake finished with a red wine glaze,” she said.

Eight years ago, son Ryan became the family’s newest “Cake Whisperer”, following an apprenticeship with Master Baker Wallace Grantland.  Ryan brought his own dessert ideas to The Sweetery, and also began developing new lunch entrees and take-home casseroles for The Sweetery’s deli.

“I have a good idea of what appeals to young adults and I love adding fanciful twists to traditional recipes.” said Ryan.  “My favorite creation has been the Roxi’s Citrus Sensation Cake, named after my daughter.  It’s a layer of key lime cake, a layer of orange cake and a layer of pink lemonade cake stacked together and surrounded with our Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting.  We’ve also developed The Sweetery’s Cake Croutons which are sweet versions of traditional croutons and are perfect as snacks and ice cream and hot chocolate toppers.”

The Sweetery will bring its popular new Wine Sticks to the 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington,DC.  “We will premier our newest Wine Sticks flavor, GOLDBAR, a blend of popular spices, at the show.  The original three flavors of this crunchy, cracker alternative are Chocolate, Apple and Cinnamon Espresso.  “The Chocolate Sticks are an ideal match for red wines, Apple Sticks are great with whites and Cinnamon Espresso Sticks go with any wine, as well as coffee and tea.  Our customers also love to match them with their favorite cheese or sweet dips and spreads like The Sweetery’s homemade pimento cheese,” Ryan said.

Obviously, everyone isn’t fortunate enough to live in or pass through the friendly town of Anderson, S.C., so The Sweetery ships many of its creations to all 50 states.  Each item is carefully hand-packaged to preserve its fresh taste before being boxed and sent via UPS.  Always the proper Southern lady, Jane likes to tell her customers “If you want to pretend you made the dessert yourself, then that will just be our little secret.”

And, to ensure continuity at this family business, Ryan is already bringing the sweetest thing in his life, young daughter Roxi, to work where she can make sure Daddy stays busy and taste all of her grandmother’s desserts.  “I think she’s going to be a great help in the kitchen, once she’s old enough to see over the counter,” says her proud father.

The Sweetery is a member of the National Retail Bakery Association, the National Association of Specialty Foods, the South Carolina Specialty Food Association and several local business organizations.  For more information call 800-752-1188 or visit  Visitors can also see what’s going on in the kitchen by clicking on The Sweetery’s Facebook page or following The Sweetery on Twitter.

May, 12

Lunch Specials

Good morning everyone! We hope you had a pleasant weekend, and that you’re ready for a new week. I’m very excited to tell you about the specials for this week, and I’ll just jump in and tell you about them. Our first lunch special this week is a Chicken and Waffle Melt; grilled chicken dipped in homemade gravy and topped with bacon, tomatoes, pimiento cheese, and spinach, and placed on a Belgium waffle. All of this goodness is placed on the grill until it reaches melty hot perfection.  Our second lunch special is a Southwest Steak Salad Wrap; marinated Prime Rib, sliced, and placed in a flour tortilla with fresh Spring lettuce mix, red onions, jicama, pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds), and finished with a homemade Ranchero Salad Dressing.  We hope to see you this week. We’ll be working hard in the kitchen so you never know what we might be sampling this week. Don’t forget about graduations coming up where you can order any of our delicious cakes with a heartwarming message inside. And finally, we just want to say congratulations to the T.L. Hanna Girls Soccer Team for winning the State Championship. Way to go! Have a great week!

May, 12

Taste Test Tuesday!

It’s Taste Test Tuesday! I believe the warm weather is here to stay, everyone is out and about, and I’m missing one thing. Where are the lemonade stands? Well today we’re fixing you up. Stop in and try our Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cake today. This delectable cake consists of Strawberry Cake and Pink Lemonade Cake with lemon curd and fresh strawberries tucked gently between the layers, then surrounded with a most delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. So stop by and cool off today with a slice of our latest creation. See you for lunch!

May, 12

What’s Going on This Week

Good morning to ya! We hope everyone had a great weekend and all you Moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day despite the rain. I quickly want to tell you about our lunch specials that we are offering this week. Our first special is a Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Wrap; Marinated chicken, sliced, and placed in a flour tortilla with fresh spinach, tomatoes, and red onions, and served with a side of teriyaki honey mustard for dipping.  Our second special is a Spring Vegetable Quesadilla; fresh veggies, roasted, and placed in a flour tortilla with cheddar, mozzarella, and pepperjack cheese, and grilled to tasty perfection.  Stop in tomorrow for Taste Test Tuesday and sample our cake of the week. Also, The Sweetery T-shirts will be here soon and we will have them available for you to sport around town. We hope everyone has a great week and we look forward to seeing you.

May, 12

Mother’s Day Cake Giveaway

Congratulations to April Burdette! She is the winner of our Mother’s Day Strawberry Cake giveaway. All of the entrees were great, and it was very hard to pick one. Everyone here at The Sweetery would like to say Thank You to all of the Mother’s that mean so much to us. You are the foundation we are built upon, our shelter in the storm, and a love like no other! Have a great Mother’s Day weekend, you deserve it.

May, 12

Taste Test Tuesday!

Taste Test Tuesday is today, and do we have a cake? for you! You’ve seen the cookie cakes in the malls, a nice 12 inch round cookie with Happy Birthday written on it, blah, blah, blah. That’s cute and all, but is it really a cake? So we came up with THE SWEETERY’S Cookie Cake and we’re sampling it today. Three 8 inch Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on top of each other and filled with our Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and then finished with our own Whipped frosting with chunks of Chocolate and Toasted Pecans. So come in and try a sample with your order. See you for lunch!

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