Summer in the ‘Burgh

Summer is almost here and it’s time to start planning what events you are going to be taking part in.  Pittsburgh is great city to visit for cultural, art, concerts, food and many other events.  Below are few of things that we think are worth checking out if you are in Pittsburgh this summer. Three…

Treat Yourself to a Chocolate Truffle

A chocolate truffle is a candy that is traditionally made with chocolate ganache coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder or chopped nuts.  It is usually spherical in shape and it’s name comes from the Latin word tuber which means “swelling” or “lump”.  In addition to the traditional filling there are many other options that may…

Sweet Summer Treats

As the days are heating up, there is nothing like taking a bite of your favorite chocolate candy, tasting the sweet flavors, and slipping into a summer daydream.  Eat slowly, taste the chocolate melting in your mouth and enjoy! Biting into a sweet, ripe fruit is a common summer pastime. We’re are giving you the…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

” Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” Unknown With Mother’s Day this weekend, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you to keep the this special lady in your thoughts. For those of you who are late shoppers we put together a quick gift giving guide to…

Saturday Spotlight: Sinful Sweets

Pretty Living PR: May 4, 2013 “In the end, it’s the sweet, simple things in life that are the best ones of all.”  This is the motto of Sinful Sweets, our new favorite candy stop located on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh. Bringing candy store magic back to our city, Sinful Sweets opened in 2011 and brought us…

How to Choose Chocolate

The quality of chocolate can vary greatly and the primary factor in the taste of the finished product.  One main factor that influences the the quality is the price factor.  Though you do not need to buy the most expensive candies to experience a good chocolate, you should beware that higher quality chocolates contain larger…

A Sweet History

Sweet shops have been long time favorites among consumers. From the young to the old, the sweet stores have brought smiles and fond memories to many who have visited them.  Candies can be chewy and soft or brittle and hard but all candy is made by dissolving sugar in milk or water to create syrup…

April Means Spring Showers!

Spring has finally arrived, and with the onset of April showers we are also seeing the start of the bridal and baby shower season!  From creative to classic, we can create a custom, handmade chocolate,candies, and more to match your style and theme. Bridal Showers Brides and mother’s to be are in planning mode and…

And The Winner Is…

We recently held our first fan contest asking for your ideas on a candy creation that would be featured in our downtown Pittsburgh store.  We received lots of great entries and it was hard to pick just one winner! Ultimately we choose  Brian Ator’s submission of Butter Creams rolled in Roasted Peanuts.  We loved this…

Five Easter Traditions

Easter traditions give families a way to celebrate one of the oldest holidays. Below is a list of five common traditions celebrated by families. Like any good tradition, these are activities that can be passed down and enjoyed for many years to come. 1. Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts are fun for children of…