Sweet Lydia’s Interview & Giveaway

I am so thrilled to show off Sweet Lydia’s gourmet s’more confections! Lydia is from Massachusetts and she is creating a fantastically gourmet version of the traditional campfire snack. And oh my goodness are these things good! Lydia sent us a cute package of different s’more varieties to sample and I personally devoured a white chocolate s’more. It was to die for! I know the other girls enjoyed theirs too, trying flavors like peanut butter marshmallow and raspberry marshmallow. Sweet Lydia’s also offers candy and chocolate coated pretzel rods, s’more bites and gift baskets of her creations.

We love getting together giveaways for our awesome followers.  So because we’re so awesome here at PTW and Lydia is so awesome for offering — up for grabs, we have a wonderful package from Sweet Lydia’s! The prize is a package of 20 custom s’more favors.  These s’mores could be great for a shower or engagement party, or the winner could use the 20 s’mores as a discount off their total order with Sweet Lydia’sComment on this post to be entered to win this generous prize package from Sweet Lydia’s. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 25th.  {JC}

These treats are a perfect favor for a wedding or as part of a candy or dessert bar. In addition to the giveaway, we spoke with Lydia about her creations and how she turned her treats into a blossoming business:

image by Person & Killian Photography

PTW: How did you start Sweet Lydia’s?

SL: I was working in a regular job and making sweets on the side to satisfy my baking addiction and sweet tooth.  I found myself thinking about who I should send these s’mores to at work and when I had friends and family ask me to ship them some, I knew I had to turn my hobby into a business.

PTW: What type of products do you offer that would be considered specifically for weddings, meaning… flavors, style, size, whats ships the best, quantity per favor, etc.?

SL: All our products are easily customizable with personalized labels, ribbon and matching chocolate color. The Original S’more is the most popular wedding favor because of its mass appeal, but the box of four mini s’mores is quickly catching up.

PTW: What type of packaging do you offer? Is it basic? Detailed?

SL: We most commonly use small clear cello bags for the s’mores and marshmallows and clear plastic boxes for the s’more bites.  The labels for all favors are customized for each event, and those can be as simple or complex as your imagination.

PTW: Can you customize the packaging for individual clients or events?

SL: Absolutely! Whether you would like a colored or patterned cello bag or a solid 2 piece favor box, we’ll do any thing in our power to accommodate. That includes creating your own marshmallow flavor too!

PTW: What is your turnaround time for different size orders?

SL: We request 4 weeks lead time for custom events of any size (except between mid November and December 25th, when we require 6 week lead time). The lead time is needed to make sure all the custom packaging is in stock, the labels are proofed and printed and the sweets arrive in time for your event.  There are times where we can squeeze in special orders fast

PTW: Are you able to work with special dietary needs? (We see you now offer gluten-free! YAY!)

SL: We are now offering gluten free Original S’mores in the online shop, but we can offer any flavor for specialty favor orders. I personally have a peanut allergy so I do everything in my power to prevent any contamination in the kitchen. I am also willing to work with special requests to make the bast possible favors for your event.

PTW: If you were to do your dream dessert buffet of a variety of different Sweet Lydia’s favors, what would you be sure to include?

SL: My personal favorite mini item are Pretzel Delights. These are 1/2 pretzel rods, covered in marshmallow and milk chocolate and I could eat dozens of them in a sitting. Mini s’mores in any flavor are the perfect bite-sized amount of sweetness but my absolute favorite is the Peppermint Chip: peppermint marshmallow, chocolate grahams, white chocolate with mint chocolate ships on top (offered online during the holiday season, or large custom orders year round).

PTW: Do you have the ability to ship nationwide?

SL: We currently ship any where in the continental US, just haven’t had an order to Alaska or Hawaii yet. We suggest shipping favors with Express Mail, instead of Priority, so they arrive as freshly and as quickly as possible!

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36 Responses to “Sweet Lydia’s Interview & Giveaway”

  1. Annalyn says:

    Those look so yummy!

  2. Carolin says:

    These are so adoreable! What a fantastic idea!

  3. Amy Lustig says:

    AHHH! I have such a sweet tooth, and this would be A-MAZING for my shower!  They look delicious!

  4. Stephanie says:

    My fiance got me some Sweet Lydia’s s’mores as a Valentine’s Day treat. They are awesome and we definitely want them as wedding favors!

  5. Kerrie says:

    The White Chocolate would be my favorite too!! Chocolate grahams, chocolate AND marshies? MMMMM!!

  6. meg says:

    Oh! I’d love to use these for baby Henry’s baptism party….but then I’d have to share!

  7. Andrea says:

    Would it be wrong to eat all 20 myself? :)

  8. Dylcia says:

    Love the packaging.

  9. Dianne says:

    So beautiful! Looks tasty. Would love to share with bridal party.

  10. Jennifer S says:

    Those look delicious! I would love to share these with my guests!

  11. Liz E. says:

    mmm…these look delectable and would fit great into a afternoon cocktails & dessert themed shower (*hint-hint*) :)

  12. Janice says:

    They all look so yummy!

  13. brittany says:

    These would be perfect for my bridal luncheon!!

  14. Brittany says:

    This is such a lovely idea and a great way to show your guests you really care. Thanks again for hosting such a great giveaway!

  15. Grace K says:

    It’s always inspiring to hear of businesses that came from natural talent and interest! Would LOVE to win this! This would be perfect for my bridal shower gift. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

  16. Rebecca Damon says:

    I was proposed to over a good ol fashioned smore’s making session…need I say s’more?? Lol.

  17. Kaylie says:

    love these– would be perfect for our engagement celebration!

  18. Katy K says:

    These look AMAZING and would be so great for my shower or rehearsal dinner! What fun!

  19. Kirstene says:

    I love smores! Our wedding is an outdoor fall wedding, so smores are perfect! :)

  20. Sara says:

    My fiancee and I love each other and love sweets!  I would love to showcase these at my shower!

  21. KHBride says:

    Sound amazing! I’ve love to try! And her pretzel delights sound divine!

  22. melissa says:

    love the packaging and turning comfort treats associated with childhood into custom groumet goodies! Any guest would be lucky to receive these treats as a favor!

  23. Kelly says:

    These look so yummy. I wish I lived closer and had an opportunity to try one!

  24. Jessica Worrell says:

    These sound wonderful, and would be perfect for our wedding shower!

  25. Anna Walker says:

    What a delicious giveaway-count me in, and I’ve tweeted too!

  26. Angela Morgan says:

    Perfect for my bridesmaids gift bags!

  27. Craig Alpaugh says:

    Great attendant’s gifts!

  28. DYING to try some Sweet Lydia’s desserts! So impressed with the variety, customizations, and the business she’s built! :)

  29. Alex says:

    I love Sweet Lydia’s! I always send them to friends when they need a little pick me up! :)

  30. Those are adorable! They look so yummy. I am sure whoever wins will have a hard time trying not to eat them prior.

  31. Tara says:

    MMMmmm YUM! I want one of these now!

  32. Stacy says:

    Those are cute!

  33. Sheri says:

    I love s’mores and those look delicious! I’d give them out to my bridesmaids. :)

  34. Austin says:

    These would be great for our upcoming rehearsal dinner! We’re wanting to set out some desserts for our guests. :)

  35. Susan K. says:

    I’ve had Sweet Lydia’s S’Mores — they are delicious. I was lucky enough to pick one up in person at a local farmer’s market and I’m sooo glad I did!

  36. Jessica says:

    So many great combos of treats and packaging available – so sweet!

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