A cease on the chocolate manufacturing facility

June 21 – JACKSON TOWNSHIP – When clients go to Merely Sweets Sweets for the primary time, they shortly be taught that selecting a deal with is not any small feat.

“We strive new issues right here each week,” proprietor Patty Peck stated.

The shop, situated at 823 Franklin Highway in Jackson Township, celebrates its first anniversary.

Cabinets and glass show instances are overflowing together with her “handmade, do-it-yourself, tempered and handcrafted” creations.

“Everybody who comes right here is in a very good temper,” she stated.

There are chocolate lined berries, apples, Belgian waffles, Fritos, Oreos, marshmallows and graham crackers, in addition to chocolate pizzas, chocolate bars, soup, bread, muffins , muffins, egg salad, and so on.

Every chocolate bar offered features a $1 donation to the Lakeview College and Mercer College Backpacking Applications.

Toast brownies, campfire cones, and snack packing containers — deal with packing containers filled with goodies — are present bestsellers.

Peck prefers something with peanut butter, however has a gentle spot for Grandma Betty’s banana bread and carrot cake, named after her late mom.

Carrot Cake and Walnut Roll stay Peck’s most requested baked items.

Peck, who lives in Lake Latonka together with her husband Matt, stated it is a enjoyable job that acquired its begin as a home-based enterprise when her two kids had been younger.

“It takes a complete village to place this on,” she stated, thanking those that supported her ardour.

She holds a level in advertising and marketing from Clarion College and has labored in retail administration for over 15 years.

She loved baking together with her mom, and the couple tried making candies to occupy themselves after the loss of life of Peck’s father, Chuck.

Peck’s clientele grew by means of phrase of mouth, which finally led to the opening of a storefront instantly throughout from the state police barracks.

“I needed it to be one thing quaint,” she stated of the boutique’s ambiance.

She additionally sells tea, dip mixes, dwelling decor, snacks and drinks to assist assist different companies.

Peck takes orders for get together favors and wedding ceremony muffins, and he or she works with faculty teams, church buildings, and different organizations on fundraisers.

She will adapt to meals allergy symptoms and has stated that Christmas is the busiest time of the 12 months.

Peck usually units up store at craft exhibits and the Lake Latonka Fall Competition, and he or she spends as a lot time wrapping and presenting as she does cooking and baking.

She loves assembly new folks, particularly when creating one thing for a special day.

“Everybody has a narrative,” Peck stated.

Merely Sweets Sweets, 823 Franklin Highway, Jackson Township, operates throughout summer time hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; and seven:30 a.m. to six p.m. Thursday and Friday. For extra data, name 724-992-1927 or go to simplysweetsshop.com or the shop’s Fb web page. The shop hopes to supply on-line ordering within the close to future.