Is there anybody in the world who doesn’t like sweets (candies)? From mints to fruit drops, chews to Haribos … a car journey is just mundane without a sweet to suck; on an aeroplane, sucking a sweet helps ease ear ache; sucking a mint helps to ease indigestion; sucking a sweet helps to distract when experiencing a panic attack….. as well as being a naughty but nice treat that puts a smile on everyone’s face. My guest on the blog today is definitely smiley … he works surrounded by sweets of every description …welcome Damion, aka Sweety Guy….
Hi my name is Damion Elson and I am known as the Sweety Guy, bringing a SMILE to everyone’s face. I deliver sweets locally and across the UK.
What was the inspiration behind the setting up of The Sweety Guy?
My inspiration for setting up Sweety Guy was from my dad. My dad is a confectionery wholesaler and as always been motivated to keep on going no matter what it takes. Also I love to bring a smile on peoples’ faces when they come home from a hard day’s work.
From assorted mints, old fashioned boiled sweets to haribos and jellies, you have quite a wide range of sweets to offer. Early days yet I know, but what sweets are proving most popular amongst your customers so far?
The most popular sweets this week have to be Midget Gems and Fruit Salads. These are made by Lion, a sweets manufacturer based in the North of England. There are other sweets the same shape but they don’t have the juicy flavours that these have! These are the real deal!
I’m partial to chocolate limes, mints & haribos (especially when travelling!) What are your favourite sweets?
My favourite sweets have to be Vidal, which are spanish gummy sweets.
What do you look for when sourcing sweets for your company? What is the most unusual “sweet” you’ve come across?
When sourcing sweets for Sweety Guy, I particularly look for good quality and they have to be very yummy! I have to be chief tester too!! The most unusual sweet has to be cough candy for me at the moment, here is a link to it http://www.sweetyguy.co.uk/product/cough-candy/
Apart from the sweety shop where you can order what you like online, you have also launched the monthly subscription box for sweety fans – those who would like their sweets regularly delivered to their door!Have you got any plans to expand your range in 2017?
My range of sweets will expand every week from now and right into 2017 and beyond. I love sweets and I know a lot of people do too. Each month the Sweety Guy Subcription box will have different, surprise selection, so not only you won’t know what you get but you know they will be yummy!
As you are based in the UK, are your sweets available for ordering/shipping overseas?
Yes, I am based in the UK. My sweets are available for overseas ordering/shipping if required.
Personal now – what outfits and shoes would you normally be found wearing?
My outfit is usually yellow Levi cords with a checked shirt and black shoes for meetings. My casual outfit consists of jeans and usually a super hero t-shirt or my Sweety Guy one! 😉
Do you have any favourite shops or online sites?
My favourite shop has to be TK MAXX because of the unique products they sell and the fact they only get a select few of the same product. One of my favourite online shops as to be Lomography. I love the nostalgia of the cameras and I am really keen on video production.
What’s next on your clothes/shoe wishlist?
I really could do with a new winter coat but thinking of going for something totally different than my standard parka.
Boots or Shoes?
Shoes seem to be more comfortable for me.
Sweety Guy website http://www.sweetyguy.co.uk/
Sweety Guy Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SweetyGuyDamion/
Sweety Guy Twitter https://twitter.com/sweetyguybfd
Sweety Guy YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/sweetyguycouk
Thanks Damion! We wish your business the sweetest success for 2017 and beyond! So, dear readers, do you have a favourite sweet (candy)? Drop me a comment, I’d love to know!
All photographs have been published with kind permission from Damion Elson.