Marzipan and Piggie Banks

Marzipan and Piggie Banks

By our checkout we have a small container of marzipan pigs. People pick them up and ask what they are. That is when I explain the story of marzipan pigs. For the uninitiated, marzipan is a candy made from ground almonds. It can vary in quality, the best being in the...
St. Nick is coming to town!

St. Nick is coming to town!

No matter what you call him: Santa Claus, Joulupukki, Père Noël, St. Nick, Sinterklas, Jultomten, Mikulás, Weihnachtsmann,  Julenissen, Ded Moroz, Mos Craciun, Siôn Corn…tomorrow he’s coming to Welland. For some he is a mythical magical figure, for others...
Why Dutch People Give Chocolate Letters

Why Dutch People Give Chocolate Letters

Why do Dutch people give chocolate letters? When we receive our initial on “Pakjesavond” December 5 or at Christmas most of us just eat the delicious chocolate without wondering why this unique tradition is still practiced. The history of receiving a...
Movember

Movember

After 35 years this luxurious mustache has come off for Movember. Hopefully our customers will recognize John without his trademark “stache”! If you wish to contribute to his fundraising you can find him on the Movember Canada website under...