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Published December 10th 2013
How Sweet It Is
Sweet Box Greensborough
Hopefully my children won't read this because I'm going to admit that I try to distract them every time we walk past Sweet Box. It's such an appealing shop with its tempting specials outside that there's always something the children desperately need.
The thing that attracted my teenager was the fact that they sold many American products like Reese's peanut butter cups, Hersey's cookies and cream chocolate and Dr Pepper drinks.
Now that's a lolly range
An on-going popular item for us is the multiple coloured jellybeans. At Sweet Box they sell them by the kilo, 1 kg for $7.99. I don't know who would buy them but they have bulk buys of single coloured Smarties in unusual colours like orange. For 500g they are under $10.
Many flavours of ting tops
Sweet box has a ridiculously large selection of sweets including some traditional favourites like sour worms, raspberries, raspberries and creams, aniseed sparkles, mixed fizzies and yummy jersey caramels.
While I was there I picked up a 160 g bag of dark chocolate bullets for only two dollars. I often buy boxes of chocolates here because they regularly have specials out the front such as Lindt prestige selection reduced from $29.99 to 19.99. I like the chocolate roses and chocolate hearts - fabulous for Valentine's Day.
Chocolate for lovers
They also stock Ben and Jerry's ice cream and a huge range of party goods including party bag goodies sold singly. This cuts out one of my frustrations due to ending up with lots of party bits and pieces because they come in bags of 8. They sell a very large range of special cheap balloons printed for all occasions such as 21st birthdays, christenings, even 80th birthdays. Why not buy a card when you are there?. They have lots to choose from and from $1 you can't go wrong.
If you can't find a card amongst this lot you'd have to be fussy
Sweet Box stock party goods in bright and unusual colours with matching serviettes, plastic plates and throwaway cups. You can even get plastic tablecloths while you are there.
Jazz up your party with brightly coordinated party goods
I really like the pinatas. They have them in all numerals and other popular shapes. The piņatas start from $22.99, which I think is a bargain. You can find Sweet Box stores in many large shopping centres.
As Paul Keating once said when they made a fabulous victory 'How sweet it is'.