Sweet Dreams

With Easter upon us, I thought it’d be fun to profile a few sweet – literally – gift ideas. While it’s probably too late to scoop up any of these treats in time for the Bunny to drop them in your baskets, candy in general makes a great gift year-round. After all, the price point makes it perfect for a variety of occasions (from thank yous to birthdays) and it straddles that line between impersonal (making it appropriate for those slightly awkward to-buy-fors like your boss or mother-in-law) and thoughtful (since people will rarely indulge in treats for themselves). And with Mother’s Day quickly creeping up, may I suggest one of these goodies to tempt her tastebuds?


Shoecolates $24+ @ ChocoStyle
Believe it or not, those fetching ‘painted’ shoes above are actually edible gourmet chocolate – and they’re made right here in Canada. Available in a number of styles and colours, you can also finish off your gift by filling the ‘inside’ of the shoe with chocolate truffles. This is a truly sweet idea for your boss, as a thank you for that promotion, or as an unexpected birthday gift for your closest girlfriend.

Rum Runners Chocolate Rum Cake


Rum Runners Rum Cakes – $7.49+
Enjoy a slice of Maritime history with these traditional rum cakes; loaded with 4 hearty oz of rum and the simplest of ingredients, these classic bundt cakes come packaged in reusable tins or vintage-inspired gift bags for a ready-to-gift excellence. Available in 3 flavours (original, chocolate, and Glen Breton Whisky) and two sizes, I picture these as a funky gift for your father-in-law, or as a birthday cake alternative for your boozy little brother. Also makes a funky housewarming or hostess gift for a happy couple.

Fancy Plaque Monogram Cookies


Fancy Plaque Monogram Cookies – $43 / dozen @ The Sweetest Tiers
Truth be told, Etsy is a veritable playground for those with a sweet tooth – it’s a snap to find dozens of dessert options to please your loved ones. I personally adore the luxurious cookies from Canadian shop The Sweetest Tiers. Baker Anna creates seasonally themed cookies that wouldn’t look out of place at a Royal family high tea, and she also has a line-up of scrumptious custom treats, like these pretty ombre monogram cookies. Choose your flavour and up to 4 letters (perfect for a family reunion, engagement party, or birthday party) and hand them out as the party favours everyone will be talking about.

Cheesecake Party Wheel


Cheesecake Party Wheel – $39.95 @ Harry & David
The dessert wunderkids at Harry & David really cater to Canadians – they actually have an entire section of their site dedicated to highlighting what items you can purchase / easily ship up here. I love their ‘Create-Your-Own’ options, where you can pick a dozen fresh-baked cookies, or mix-and-match some ‘Moose Munch’ popcorn bags as party favours, or this festive cheesecake wheel featuring four varieties of New York-style cheesecake in an attractive, ready-to-serve format. Serve it up as the hostess of your own fete, or bring it as a celebration treat for the office after a big win.

Sweet Jules Caramels


Sweet Jules Caramels – $10.95+
I feel like these very well may be my new go-to hostess, thank you, and just because gift. Having sampled Sweet Jules Gifts’ caramels for myself, I can tell you they are to die for. Each one simply melts in your mouth (if you can resist chomping it down that is) and the variety of flavours all offer something different for the tastebuds. Start with a sampler box to experience the full palette – from classic vanilla to trendy salted caramel to surprising combos like ‘beer & pretzel’ or ‘bananas foster’, this is the treat to beat all others. Best of all, they come packaged in a beautiful gold gift boxes, meaning you can also ship a box directly to a friend or loved one that needs a pick-me-up. Consider them as party favours for your wedding, corporate gifts come the holidays, or stockpile them for the busy wedding shower season that’s upon us.

If you’re salivating for sweets by this point, you may be in luck. One of my super special readers is going to enjoy a half-pound box of Sweet Jules Caramels, all for themselves (I’m not kidding myself – you won’t want to share these yummy goodies). Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by April 16th with the Sweet Jules caramel flavour you’re most intrigued to try.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around April 17th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Tweet about this contest up to 3 times over the contest period to earn yourself 3 bonus entries. Be sure to link back to your Tweets in the comments below so I can credit your entries. Limited to one tweet per person per day. 

181 Responses to “Sweet Dreams”
  1. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d most want to try the Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

  3. Annie Demill says:

    Sicilian Orange would be my pick
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  4. Elizabeth R says:

    The bananas fosters caramels.

  5. Francine says:

    The Sicilian orange and the dark chocolate/pecan both sound yummy!

  6. Leah says:

    I would go for the salted caramels…yum!

  7. leah leitch says:

    Yum! Beer and Pretzels please!!!

  8. Dreena says:

    Fleur de Sel caramels, please.

  9. Dreena says:

    Tweet #1:

  10. Has to be the salted caramels. Although I wouldn’t turn my nose up at any of the flavours.

  11. Julie G. says:

    Hmm… Think I’d try the Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels on Monday, the Cafe Italiano Caramels on Tuesday, the Bananas Foster Caramels on Wednesday… you get my drift. Think I could happily find a new favourite for each day. : )

  12. LINDA says:

    I would like the banana foster caramels.

  13. photomum says:

    I would love to try the “Jules Of Paris Caramels”

  14. Joan G says:

    Classic Vanilla for me.

  15. laura says:

    bananas fosters caramels.

  16. I’d like to try the Cheesecake Party Wheel.

  17. diane p says:

    I’d like to try the dark chocolate and pecan caramels.

  18. diane p says:

  19. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    I love chocolate caramels.All my life when anyone got chocolates for a gift and passed them around I would always go for the caramels and the nuts.Imagine the taste delight to get both!
    if I win I would have to say Life is Good…

  20. Pamalot says:

    I am most intrigued by the bananas foster.

  21. Pamalot says:

  22. GARRY S says:


  23. Donnas says:

    Beer & Pretzel Caramels. I think that’s a winning combination.

  24. I am intrigued by the Sicilian Orange..hmm..these all sound so yummy!!

  25. I tweeted

  26. Debbie Petch says:

    I like the Fancy plaque Monogram Cookies – One Dozen Chocolate Sugar Cookies
    mysticmisha at hotmail dot com

  27. Dreena says:

    Tweet #2:

  28. Anne Derkat says:

    Dark chocolate for me

  29. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I think I would go for the dark chocolate and the pecan.

  30. Brenda Penton says:

    I’m most intrigued to try the Beer & Pretzel flavour! Yummmy!

  31. linnett says:

    The Dark Chocolate and Pecan Carmels look yummy, thanks

  32. Chantelle says:

    I would want to try the dark chocolate and pecan carmels.

  33. Sicilian orange sounds really tasty

  34. CLC says:

    Bananas Foster has me intrigued.

  35. Lori Bazan says:

    Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels would be my first choice for sure!

  36. Lori Bazan says:

  37. April Campbell says:

    I’d like to try beer and pretzel

  38. Patricia says:

    Love them all but my favorite is always the classic vanilla although dark chocolate AND PECAN ARE A REALLY CLOSE SECOND.

  39. I would like to try the Sicilian Orange, but i also like Vanilla.

  40. Alison K says:

    Though I was unable to find a full description of their flavours, the Sweet Jules caramel flavour I’m most intrigued to try would be their “Sicilian Orange”. Thank you.

    Bonus Entry #1: https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/318395655481589760 (Mar.31)

  41. Marlene V says:

    I would love to try the Fleur de Sel Caramels

  42. Vesper says:

    The vanilla bean flavour

  43. dark chocolate and pecan caramels – but they all sound good

  44. beewbedard says:

  45. raven says:

    I’d like to try the pecan caramels

  46. Linda A says:

    Classis Vanilla

  47. Cheri Gallant says:

    beer & pretzel – Super yum!

  48. Tina says:

    I like to try the Fleur de Sel.

  49. Donna L. says:

    Dark Chocolate & Pecan

  50. Sean Pynaert says:

    bananas foster

  51. Jessica says:

    i would love to try the fleur de sel caramels – yummm

  52. Jennifer C. says:

    I would love to try the “Classic Vanilla Bean Caramels!”


  53. I’d ALSO most want to try the Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels!

  54. I like the “Cheesecake Party Wheel”!

  55. I really want to try the Jules of Paris flavour! Yum!

  56. Lori Bazan says:


  57. Vanessa says:

    I would love to try the salted caramel.

  58. Cindy Bundun says:

    Classic Vanilla Bean is it!!!!!

  59. Laurie Harrison says:

    bananas foster sounds delicious!

  60. Taps says:

    I would like to try Jules of Paris Caramels

  61. michelle tremblett says:

    mmmm the cheesecake party wheel looks amazing 🙂

  62. Kelly Bouma says:

    I would go for the salted caramels…yum!

  63. patricia says:

    love carmels

  64. Glogirl says:

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels.

  65. l p says:

    I’d love to try Jules of Paris first. thanks.

  66. l p says:

  67. Kristen says:

    Vanilla Bean Caramels sound amazing!

  68. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Definitely the Sicilian Orange Caramels for me, they sound delicious. I can almost taste them melting in my mouth already!

  69. Lynn A says:

    The Dark Chocolate and Pecans would make me very happy.

  70. Melinda L. says:

    The Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels looks delicious.

  71. mrdisco says:

    i am intrigued to try Dark Chocolate & Pecan

  72. J says:

    The Sicilian Orange – sounds interesting.

  73. beth says:

    Id love to try the Silcian orange…mmmmm

  74. beth says:

  75. cookie3 says:

    the flavour that’s got me intrigued is the Bananas Foster- sounds divine.

  76. Sarah says:

    Bananas Foster sounds great.

  77. KellyPC says:

    Oh man, I love caramel! I’d love to try them all but the Bananas Foster ones sound super-extra delicious!

  78. Carol Oddy says:

    The dark chocolate caramel would be great, thank you for this contest!

  79. beewbedard says:

  80. SONJA says:

    Fancy Plaque Monogram Cookies – $43 / dozen @ The Sweetest Tiers

  81. lisa bolduc says:

    the Bananas Foster Caramels look really yummy

  82. nicolthepickle says:

    The Sicilian Orange Caramels look amazing!

  83. angela mitchell says:

    I think I’d really like the Salted Caramels.

  84. shelsbels says:

    salted caramel all the way

  85. mrdisco says:

  86. nikki robak says:

    I would love to try the pecan clusters

  87. Stacey says:

    beer and pretzel flavour! sounds so good!

  88. Stacey says:

  89. wendy dickinson says:

    The Sicilian Orange sound very yummy!


  90. l p says:

  91. Dark chocolate and pecan…mmm…

  92. PATRICK DOBBIN says:

    The Dark Chocolate and Pecan Carmels look yummy, thanks

  93. Jayne Cameron says:

    The Sicilian orange

  94. Nancy says:

    I’d love to try the dark chocolate and pecan caramels.

  95. Leah says:

    dark chocolate & pecan sounds great

  96. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    Pecan Caramels

  97. mrdisco says:

  98. Aaron says:

    Beer & Pretzel Caramels

  99. Tanya says:

    The banaa foster caramels look amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Gina macveigh says:

    bananas foster I think would be amazing to try!

  101. Jane MacKinnon says:

    Oh my heavens! I couldn’t choose just one they all look so amazing. I would have to choose the Assorted Sweet Jules Caramels. YUM.

  102. Karolina Gielarowiec says:

    Bananas Foster Caramels

  103. Ali says:

    Salted caramel!

  104. Sherry says:

    I would like to try them all but if I have to pick one it would be salted caramel.

  105. Nancy says:

    Most like to try Classic Vanilla Bean!

  106. Burcu says:

    Dark Chocolate & Pecan Caramels

  107. Sara says:

    Love to try the salted caramels! Yum!

  108. Lori Z says:

    Would like to try the Beer & Pretzels caramels for something completely different.

  109. emily coulter says:

    salted caramel is always the best!

  110. Rachel Sim says:

    Mmmm salted caramels sound right up my alley!

  111. brandon hussain says:

    mmmmmmmm they look delicious, if I win it won’t last that long 😉

  112. Kaylee says:

    The bananas foster ones look divine!

  113. Sparkle says:

    Love caramels! I am most intrigued by the Salted Caramels and would like to try them.

  114. Pamalot says:

  115. sandy says:

    Sounds strange, but I think the beer and pretzel would be awesome!

  116. beewbedard says:

  117. Marg Nixon says:

    banana foster I would love to try

  118. Kevin B says:

    Classic vanilla for me

  119. marionellen says:

    welllll… they all sound tempting..but would love to try the salted carmel, yum yum

  120. Carol says:

    love to win these prizes

  121. neha gupta says:

    i love salty stuff and with choclate yum

  122. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I am most intrigued with Fleur de Sel Caramel.

  123. stacey h says:

    i’m interested in trying the Beer & Pretzel, i love both as dietary staples, they’d be good in a caramel too.

  124. stacey h says:

    tweet 1

  125. briandedam says:

    mmmmmmm mmmmmm goodness

  126. Crystal Kordalchuk says:

    Oh my these sounds just absolutely delightful … I’d like to try them ALL but the most intriguing would be the trendy salted caramel & the combos ‘beer & pretzel’. YUMMY!

  127. jm says:

    classic vanilla

  128. Belinda McNabb says:

    would love to try the Dark Chocolate & Pecan

  129. John Crawley says:

    the juxtaposition of salted caramel is for me

  130. Belinda McNabb says:


  131. Judy Nelson says:

    Rum Runners Rum Cakes would be my choice

  132. Margaret martello says:

    The trendy salty caramel sounds divine!

  133. Maegan Morin says:

    I would LOVE to try the Cafe Italiano Caramels! http://sweetjulesgifts.com/shop/cafe-italiano-click-for-more-box-sizes/

  134. Tracy Martin says:

    Jules of Paris Caramels

  135. diane p says:

  136. diane p says:

  137. Madison says:

    Definitely the Dark Chocolate & Pecan flavor! Sounds delicious 🙂

  138. aimee says:


  139. Dale Savoie says:

    I have tried them and my most favorite is the classic vanilla.

  140. Jackie says:

    Cheesecaker for me please!!

  141. Heather A says:

    Salted caramel, who could resist?

  142. Lily says:

    Oh my gosh, they are ALL so yummy looking!

  143. Lori P says:

    I’d be most intrigued to try the Bananas Foster caramels!

  144. stacey h says:

    tweet 3

  145. diane p says:

  146. janet says:

    I’d love to try the salted caramels-can almost taste them.

  147. lana says:

    classic vanilla!!! Yum

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