Illinois Candy Shop Makes Custom Treats that Look Just Like Your Dad
You just cannot find a more unique Father's Day gift than this. The Old Fashioned Sugar Britches candy shop in downtown Rockton for the win.
I don't often get asked to send someone a picture of my bald head, but that's what Jodi May, owner of Sugar Britches, asked me for the other day.
Here's our exchange on Facebook Messenger:
This also happened to be the same day I discovered the Voilà app (Android/iPhone). Turned out to be a perfect time to have a selfie that looked like a cartoon.
Yes, I tell her almost every single day.
One day later, Jodi revealed what she was up to.
I like waffles and I love caramel. I just became my own favorite treat. Hope the kids like me.
What exactly IS a stroopwaffel?
Jodi is so busy that she rarely has time to pick up the phone... truthfully it's because her hands are always covered in candy ingredients. I asked her to tell me more, and this is what she emailed to me.
The original Stroopwaffel is a Dutch treat. Traditionally it is two thin waffles (similar to what ice cream waffle cones are made of) with caramel in the middle. They are made to fit on top of your coffee cup. You pour your coffee then place the stroopwaffel on top of your cup, allowing the steam to heat the caramel and warming the waffle.
We at Sugar Britches, who always believe bigger is better, have created the Super Stroop: Stroopwaffels the size of your face. We offer Super Stroop Sundays on the first Sunday of every month in the summer.
But for Father's Day, we amped up our game and decided that not only would the Super Stroop be the size of your face, it would BE your face. We are customizing stroops to look like your dad. If your dad was a delicious flaky pastry covered in chocolate.
Orders can be placed on the website, sugarbritches.co (not .com). You can pick your filling and upload your dad’s face. Pickup is June 19th.
The Sugar Britches crew even made one that looks just like the Village of Rockton's president, John Peterson.
And as they say at Sugar Britches this Father's Day, Happy Strooping!
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