Love Sweetie Boutique!

Ruddington’s newest High Street shop is gearing up for its first Valentine’s Day with a range of tasty treats for that special person in your life.

Sweetie Boutique, a brand new business owned and run by Ruddington resident Sue Kosciekowski, began trading at the front of Julia’s Kitchen at the start of December and has been attracting a lot of attention and praise from shoppers young and old since then. Sue has fulfilled her dream of running a traditional sweet shop – selling around 350 different types of pick ‘n’ mix varieties, sourced from dozens of manufacturers around the country, plus around forty more types on the truffle, loose chocolate and fudge counter. These include sugar-free, nut-free, gluten-free and even Halal options.

Sue Kosciekowski of Sweetie Boutique

Sue says: “If there’s something customers want that I don’t have, I’ll try and find it. I’ve had a few challenges already, tracking old sweets down. I’ll get it, see if it actually is ‘the real McCoy’ and, if it is, it’ll go onto the shelf!”

At the moment, Sue’s busy creating something extra special for February 14th: “My handmade chocolate roses have just gone on display – an alternative to ordinary roses – and I do hallmarked bouquets, sweet trees, chocolate trees and also chocolate models – but they do take a bit of time” explains Sue. Another special creation is her double-heart shaped window display {top picture}: “I made it with 120 Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and red roses supplied by Phoenix Flowers up the road. Three days hard labour, that was! But I can make them to order with whatever colour flowers or type of chocolates you like.” A cheaper and quicker option is the posh chocolates and truffles which can be bought for your loved one over the counter: “As long as everybody can come into the shop and is able to afford something, I’m happy. There’s something to suit everyone’s budget.”

Sue is also taking her business ‘on the road’ to the forthcoming Ruddington Village Market at The White Horse on Saturday February 2nd.  She reveals: “We’re going ‘old school’ with ‘pot luck’ pick ‘n’ mixes, jars and sweet boxes – plus all our Valentine products for sale. So there’ll be a bit of something for everybody, hopefully!” The market will run from 9am to 1pm.

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Meantime, Sweetie Boutique is open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am until 5.30pm and also on Sundays from 10.30am to 4.00pm. You can contact Sue on 07904 445572 or through her Facebook page.

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