Category "Sweet Remarks"

April 6, 2021

The Absolutely Whimsical Candy Store In South Carolina, Sweet Julep’s Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

by Aymee
Sweet Remarks

Sometimes, we all just need to tap into our inner child. This is especially true when visiting a candy store, like Sweet Julep’s in Mount Pleasant. This South Carolina candy store is big on sugar, and even bigger on nostalgia and charm. Full of colorful treats and decadent chocolate confections, a visit to this whimsical candy store in South Carolina is an absolute delight — even (and perhaps especially) for grown ups!

Sweet Julep’s Candy Store is well known for their homemade chocolates. You can almost taste the aroma of fudge and chocolates in the air as you enter the shop.

he store was opened in 2002 as a family-owned business. They take a lot of pride in using old-fashioned recipes and techniques.

In fact, many customers return for the classic recipes they have grown to love.

The irresistible chocolates at Sweet Julep’s can also be put into your own customized box. They invite patrons to “create your own box of chocolates.”

There are so many options from which to choose, you might end up making two boxes!

While Sweet Julep’s definitely favors chocolate, they also offer other sweet treats, including an extensive variety of taffy and bulk candy.

Sweet Julep’s even has a candy club for the dedicated sweet treat connoisseurs, so you can keep the crave-worthy confections coming all year long.

The store also doubles as a gift retailer, making it the perfect one-stop shop for any special occasion.



April 10, 2020

Spoil Your Sweetheart at Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre

by Aymee
Sweet Remarks

If you been to the movies at Towne Centre then I’m sure you’ve stopped by Sweet Julep’s beforehand to stock up on treats. In true southern fashion they make pralines and fudge and the smell when you walk in the shop is intoxicating. They also stock every candy you can imagine and their homemade chocolates are delectable. For those of you who are watching those lb’s they also offer sugar free chocolates as well. If you really want to impress your Valentine’s this year skip those grocery store bought box of chocolates and opt for a handpicked assortment of chocolate truffles like these at Sweet Julep’s 1321 Theater Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC.

Source Charleston Shop Curator


March 5, 2020

24th Annual ArtFest at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

by Aymee
Sweet Remarks

24th Annual ArtFest at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre | Calling all Art Lovers

Creativity will be overflowing in young hearts at the 24th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant ArtFest on Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Local music, dance and visual arts studios will offer stunning performances by some of the area’s most talented individuals and groups, plus aspirations are ignited in children who are given opportunities to explore many art forms and create their own artistic masterpieces.

ArtFest includes fun FREE activities for the entire family:
• Exhibits from Town of Mount Pleasant Culture Arts & Pride Commission, Chucktown Chalk & Talk and Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
• Balloon Art, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos + Caricatures
• The Mount Pleasant Fire Department will have a fire truck onsite which children always enjoy seeing up close and personal
• The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild will present its annual juried art show and festival participants are encouraged to stop by their exhibit and cast votes for the People’s Choice Award

Plus, browse your favorite MPTC stores and restaurants such as Burtons Grill, Peloton, Savi Cucina + Wine Bar, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, John Smith Subs, Sweet Julep’s Candy + Gifts and Beau & Ro.

Charleston’s favorite DJ Brian Cleary will emcee for a variety of performances including Mini Monarchs from Jennie Moore Elementary, Long Point Missionary Baptist Church Mime Dancers, Deakins Suzuki Strings, The Dance Arts Studio, Bach to Rock, Jennie Moore Elementary Chorus, Charleston TaeKwondo, LowCo Suzuki Guitar, Once Upon A Party, Charleston Dance Works, Mount Pleasant Family Martial Arts and Dancefx Charleston.

Delicious nibbles and snacks available from Mac Daddy Food Truck, New Dog, Holy City Homemade Italian Ice, Clean Eatz, Holy City Popcorn, Kona Ice, Miss Katie’s Sweets, Charleston Pops and King of Pops.

“Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is so honored to host the 24th Annual ArtFest with the Town of Mount Pleasant,” said marketing director Kathi Herrmann. “For 20 years now, Towne Centre has partnered with the Town on this amazing family-fun event. Showcasing the arts is so important for the children of our community. Towne Centre is excited to share the creativity and local talents at ArtFest.”

ArtFest is a free event open to the public with all free activities and entertainment. For more information, visit or

About Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is a mixed use destination located at HWY. 17N, south of the Isle of Palms Connector in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Towne Centre is home to more than 60 stores, including many retailers and restaurants exclusive to the market, such as Arhaus, Athleta, Burton’s Grill, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Hairy Winston Pet Boutique, P.F. Chang’s, CycleBar, Peloton, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and Soft Surroundings as well as a 92-room Hyatt Place. Visit the website at or follow Mount Pleasant Towne Centre on Facebook and Instagram.


June 10, 2018

Spiked Sweets

by Aymee
Sweet Remarks, Cakes

Opening his near-barren freezer one fateful day in 2013, Jason Kirby spied two ingredients—a pint of ice cream and a fifth of vodka—and was struck by an epiphany: “I thought, ‘If I could get the alcohol to freeze in the ice cream, I might have something here,’” he remembers.

Four years later, that idea became boozy ice cream company Hardscoop, which debuted at 2017’s Charleston Wine + Food. After hundreds of test batches, Kirby and his team (which consists of his parents, Lynn and David; his brother-in-law, Chris Ledbetter; and his friend, Rachel Solomon) found the golden ratio of ice cream to alcohol. “We didn’t want it to be just some gimmick with a drop of alcohol in it,” Kirby says about creating their 16-proof pint, in which one serving packs the strength of “a glass of wine or a strong beer.”

Working out of their certified distillery on Daniel Island, the Hardscoop crew crafts a core flavor lineup including vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, plus seasonal products, all infused with their house-made neutral grain spirit. “We wanted people to be able to indulge in flavors that they’ve probably been eating their whole life, but with our spin on them,” Kirby says. About the java variety, made with Lowcountry Coffee Roasters beans, he adds, “Most adults have a pretty intimate relationship with coffee, so that was a no-brainer.” The team gets creative with limited-edition batches, which are released every few months and often announced via mouthwatering Instagram posts. Last Christmas, eggnog and chocolate peppermint bark (using candy sourced from Mount Pleasant’s Sweet Julep’s shop) made holiday parties even more merry, while this spring saw rich butterscotch rum.

For summer, the ice cream makers are selling strawberry and peach sorbets made with fresh fruit that are free of fat and dairy, but still strong (20-plus-proof strong). “The sorbet is perfect for hot weather, because when it starts to melt, you can drink it like a slushy,” Kirby notes. He adds that another line “very unique to the South” is also in the works, but he’s keeping the flavors a surprise. “If you’re from around here, you’re going to understand them in a big way,” he laughs.

You can sample the ice cream at the distillery’s daily tastings (and pick up a pint while you’re at it), and also find Hardscoop products in more than 40 retailers in the area, including select Harris Teeters, Boone Hall Farms Market, and Bottles Beverage store, as well as bars such as Elliotborough Mini Bar and Rusty Bull. Just be sure to keep the kiddos away from your scoops—this is one treat they’ll have to wait for.

Source Charleston Magazine