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January 2015!!!

Happy New Year to one and all!  We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for a great 2014.  With 2015 now here we are excited to see what this year brings.  With all of our expansions of 2014 now completed, we just need to work on building the awareness.  We are very excited to see what 2015 brings to Caramel Crisp Kids! Toy & Book Store.

Also, the Gift Shop continues to grow, we moved our gift shop into the former Apple Blossom Books when she decided to close in April of 2014. Now offering a lot more space and a direct connection to the cafe, customers can see all the fun new stuff we have to offer.

Last but not least, the cafe...we found out the hard way this last year that we no longer can keep up with demand so we will be making changes in 2015 to make sure that we do not have to turn anyone away.  Best.Cookies.Ever!

Autumn Has Arrived!

We here at Caramel Crisp love everything Autumn from the changing colors of the leaves to all things PUMPKIN!

Stop in and get a dozen of our yummy Autumn cookies, these seasonal favorites are anxiously awaited annually.  Personally the pumpkin pecan is my favorite.  We also have Pumpkin Kisses, Caramel Spice, Pumpkin bars, and Pumpkin scones!  Stop in and enjoy a pumpkin latte or chai...Ahhhh, Autumn. Love it!

Caramel Crisp Kids!

Coming Soon!

Caramel Crisp Kids!  will be opening in the back gift shop with an entrance from the cafe and from Commerce Street!  We are super excited for this flip of spaces.  Caramel Crisp Kids!  will offer all the same of what we offered in the gift shop before, plus a lot more!  In addition to the added books and toys we wil be offering seating, a kid friendly place where you can enjoy your coffee while your toddler plays within the seating area.  ALSO...we will be hosting storytime, Lego night, Pricess Tea Parties, and whatever else will tickle our fancy :)

Shortly we will have an area on the website to check all the exciting stuff happening at Caramel Crisp Kids!


Stop in and see our expansion, we have added cheese and crackers along with cheesecake, "cash & carry" salads plus we are working on a larger breakfast menu!  You must stop in and see all the changes for yourself!  We have also partnered with Apple Blossom Books and we now have a majority of our gifts moved into the Book store to compliment the book selections! Stop in soon!!!

Christmas Cookie Line-up!

We have sat down and picked out our seasonal favorites for the holiday's!  Starting the week of Thanksgiving we will have the following yummy Best.Holiday.Cookies.Ever! available.

Chocolate Covered Cherry
Chocolate Peppermint
Pecan Fingers
Peanut Butter Blossoms 
Egg Nog Stars 
Cranberry Pistachio
Cherry Shortbread
Reindeer Food 
Red & Green Monsters
Red & Green Molasses
and last but not least our #1 Sugar Cookie!

Oshkosh Police K-9's Fundraiser

Saturday November 2nd, we will be hosting the Oshkosh Police's K-9's, both dogs will be here from 6p-8p during Gallery Walk.

Caramel Crisp will donate all food proceeds to the K-9's.  Make sure to stop in and have supper and grab some goodies for the road.  The K-9 program is a donor funded program and a vital part of the safety of our community.


Corporate Gifts!

 Now is the time to start thinking about corporate gifts. We have a variety to choose from, do you want cookies, we can platter, box or put them in a gift tin.  How about popcorn, we can put it in a holiday tin and ship it almost anywhere.  We also have these stunning gift baskets, they are really a "wow" gift.  You can put almost anything in them, pricing starts at $25.  Stop in and place your holiday order today!

New longer hours!

Hours of operation is always a challenge for any small business, you want to be open long enough for your customers to be able to get to you, but need to close at a time as to not be throwing money out the window in payroll.  It is always a struggle.  Recently we made the decision to make our closing time more uniform, and we now close at 7:30pm six nights a week, the gift shop is also open until 7:30pm during the week.  We hope these longer hours will help make downtown a shopping friendly destination.  I hope you make a point to come visit downtown Oshkosh!

Inspirational Gifts

With the expansion of the gift shop, we are able to also expand into a few more varieties of gifts we did not carry before.  Our newest catagory we have added is Christian and Inspirational Gifts.  This area is new so it will take a while to grow as we continue our search for the gifts that are the quality of what we carry.  However we do already have a small selection of First Communion, Baptism and Confirmation gifts available.  We will be working vigirously on buying for this area as we continue our search for high quality gifts.

The Luck of the Irish!

Now heading into March we are looking at Yummy treats to take us  to St Patrick's day!  Green, Hmmmm...How about double chocolate mint Cupcakes, Key Lime cupcakes and of course Pistachio cupcakes :)  

As for cookies, we will need to bring out the Shamrock sugar cookies, Pistachio & Cranberry Cookies and of course Green Peanut Blossoms to name a few.

Unfortunately at this time I am struggling with St Patrick's Day decor, hopefully by next year I will find a cute supplier that meets my expectations.  We do have adorable Easter decorations, and since Easter is so early this year stop in and get ready for Easter!

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