The Sweetery

Jun, 12

Wine Stick Recipes and Serving Suggestions

Aged Cheddar Pimento Cheese

1 lb block Aged White Cheddar  Cheese, shredded

1 small jar of Pimentos

½  cup of your favorite mayonaise

salt and pepper to taste

Mix ingredients in a small bowl.  Refrigerate, serve with your favorite The Sweetery Wine Sticks.

The Sweetery used this spread in a local “Farm to Fork” event when we first introduced our Apple Wine sticks and it was a HIT!

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/3 cup orange marmalade

Mix ingredients until smooth, refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite The Sweetery Wine Sticks.

Fruit Salsa

2 Kiwis, peeled and diced

2 apples – peeled, cored and diced

8 oz blueberries

1 lb of strawberries, quartered

2 TBL granulated sugar

1 TBL brown sugar

3 TBL fruit preserves, any flavor

Thoroughly mix fruit with sugars and preserves.  Refrigerate at least 15 minutes.  Serve with The Sweetery’s Cinnamon Espresso Wine Sticks.


Wine Sticks help celebrating with family and friends hassle free.


Serve wine sticks with

The Sweetery’s homemade Chicken Salad, dip them in chocolate, and at The Sweetery, we have put our famous frosting on them too.  So many fast and easy options with these tasty treats.

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Jun, 12

Taste Test Tuesday

It’s Taste Test Tuesday and we have the perfect cake to brighten up your day! Today’s cake is one of my favorite, the Blueberry Lemon Surprise; fresh Blueberries baked inside Lemon Cake and stacked three layers high with Lemon Cookies between them. To finish it off, we surround this cake with our own Basil Cream Cheese Frosting. I promise if you love summer, you will love this cake. See you for lunch!


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Jun, 12

Lunch Specials

Good morning! Let’s get this week started shall we. We have two very delicious lunch specials for you this week. Our first special is a Blueberry Peach Salad; Bourbon Peppercorn Turkey placed on top of a bed of fresh spring mix and accompanied with fresh sweet Peaches, Blueberries, Vidalia Onions, and your choice of Boursin Cheese or if you like a little spice Pepperjack Cheese and finished with a delicious Melon Yogurt dressing.

Our second special is a Sweet and Spicy Ham Sammy; Black Forest Ham topped with a blend of Sweet Cherry Peppers and hot Banana Peppers, Lettuce, and Havarti Cheese, and placed on toasted Sourdough bread with a homemade Sweet Peach Mustard.

Tomorrow is Taste Test Tuesday, and with all of the fruits available now I can’t decide what to make. But I promise that you will want to try it. Also, we are preparing for our trip to Washington, D.C. for the Summer Fancy Food Show this weekend. We hope to bring back some new ideas as well as a few new customers. We hope everyone has a great week, and we’ll see you soon.

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Jun, 12

Taste Test Tuesday

It’s Taste Test Tuesday, and all though it’s a rainy day we have a delicious cake to brighten up your day. Today we are sampling our Chocolate Candy Bar Cake; smooth chocolaty cake layers surrounded with a whipped cream cheese frosting that has toasted pecans and pieces of chocolate candy bars. So venture out today, and let us know what you think. See you for lunch!

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Jun, 12

Lunch Specials

Good Monday morning to ya! We hope you had a very nice weekend. We’re off and running, but I quickly want to tell you about our lunch specials this week. Our first special and a NEW addition to our lunch menu is the Rabbit’s Rave Veggie Sandwich; lettuce, tomatoes, avocado slices, alfalfa sprouts, roasted red peppers, and your choice of cheese on wheatberry bread with just a touch of light mayo. If it’s as hot as they say it’s going to be this summer, then this is the sandwich to cool you off.  Our second special is a Chicken Salad Panini; our very own Chicken Salad placed on Country White Bread with fresh Tomatoes, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, fresh Apple Slices, and our homemade Honey Mustard Dressing to give it an extra little kick!  We have another addition to our Sandwich menu. By popular demand we have added our California Turkey Melt. In case you’re wondering, this sandwich has our Bourbon Peppercorn Turkey, fresh tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado, and American Cheese all placed on a Croissant with a homemade Bacon-Onion Spread, and then grilled to tasty perfection. Stop in this week to try one of these great new sandwiches. And don’t forget we will be sampling a new cake tomorrow for Taste Test Tuesday. Have a great week, and we hope to see you soon.


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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!


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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!

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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!



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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.

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