Sun-Shiny Sweetness

Sunrise Sweet Market has been operating as a family business since 1969. Located in the heart of City Deep, this sweet factory shop prides itself on being experts in all things sugary. From local chocolate brands, to imported candies and luxury sweets, they have it all. Known officially as "The Sweet People", the Sunrise family is made up of the most helpful and knowledgeable staff. Always willing to help customers track down their favourite fruity chew or hard candy, they are the people to go to when planning a party of any kind.

This Christmas, stock up on candy canes, marshmallow Santa Clauses, snowball chocolate eggs and much more. While we know that the last thing you want over the holidays is to ramp the kids up on sweets, it doesn't hurt to treat them every now and again. Candy also makes great stocking fillers and party favours. Here are some of our top picks from the Sunrise Sweet Market collection:

Christmas Mallow Pop

Who knew that jolly ol' St Nick was made of sticky, sweet marshmallow? These Christmas-themed mallow pops are almost too cute to eat. Featuring Frosty the Snowman, Santa and merry Christmas trees, these are the perfect tidbits to entertain the kids while the turkey roasts away. One box contains 18 mallow pops, so you will have more than enough for everyone.

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Chocolate Yummies

There is no better time to indulge than over the holidays. Treat yourself and the kids to a few choccie Santas, chocolate snow eggs and choc lolly pops over the festive period. Leave a couple under the tree for Father Christmas to snack on too. Sunrise Sweet Market also stocks bulk Cadbury and Beacon chocolates, so you can pick up small gifts for co-workers, friends and neighbours. Nobody ever grumbled over a chocolate present, so make your way to the sweet market to bring cheer all around.

Cookies For All

No time to bake up a batch of sugar cookies or shortbread biscuits? Sunrise Sweet Market has got your back. From vanilla Oreos, to oatmeal snaps and the classic chocolate chip, they have every type of cookie imaginable. If your Father Christmas isn't a fan of beer and biltong, leave him or her a plate of warm cookies and milk. And, even though our Joburg Christmases are scorchingly hot, you can still enjoy an after dinner biscuit and tea once the kids have nodded off to the land of sugar plums and fairies.

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Savoury Moments

We know that not everyone has a sweet tooth. For those of you who prefer salty to sweet, Sunrise Sweet Market has a wide selection of savoury biscuits, potato chips, flavoured popcorn, pretzels and nuts - the ideal snack accompaniments to summer braais with the family. Dads love salty snacks too, so why not let the kids choose a variety of mixed nuts, pretzels and crackers to make up a snack pack for him?

Sunrise Sweet Market also stocks obscure flavours of all your favourite chips, including the ever elusive sour cream and mild chilli Doritos. And, if they don't have the flavour of your childhood on hand, we are sure that they will be more than willing to hunt it down for you. All your savoury craving needs are sorted!

For More Information

Visit Sunrise Sweet Market's website for more information, or you can follow their social media pages:

Facebook - facebook.com/SunriseSweetMarket

Instagram - instagram.com/sunrise_sweet_market

Details: 6 Vickers Rd, City Deep, Johannesburg | 011 613 3050 | [email protected]

TJIPS

This potato restaurant offers diners the chance to experience the luxury and deliciousness of this solanaceous vegetable. Their menu consists of nothing but loaded chips, saucy chips and dessert chips. Menu items include taters topped with items such as Parmesan with black truffle mayo, pulled chicken and sesame slaw and even a cheeseburger with no bun, just chips. Those braver than us may try the sweet chips, topped with vanilla ice cream, peanut-caramel sauce and toasted coconut flakes. It's about time Joburg had an eatery devoted to the humble potato, if you ask us.

Contact details: 011 485 0104 | Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview | [email protected]https://tjips.co

Truffles On The Park

This eatery, based in Mushroom Park, offers a wide selection of bistro food, many of which centre around the earthy truffle. Diners can expect delectable meals ranging from bar food to signature mains. The Grilled Octopus, Burnt Corn & Avocado Salad, Braised Lamb Shoulder and Truffles Signature Burger are all fine choices. However, the Truffle Parmesan Fries remains one of the most raved about menu items. These twice-fried chips are served with nutty Parmesan and creamy black truffle aioli.

Contact details: 079 886 3134 | Mushroom Farm Park, Daisy Street, Sandown, Sandton | [email protected]https://www.trufflesbistro.co.za

Hudsons The Burger Joint

Located in Parkhurst, this burger joint makes some of the most sought after burgers in Joburg. And we can see why. With over 20 burgers, including vegan options, to choose from, this is a burger haven. As fabulous as the burgers are, we can't resist their chips. The Loaded Fries comes covered in bacon bits, sweet chilli and mozzarella. They also offer up creamy peri peri and mozzarella Disco Fries and Truffle Cheese Fries. Low Carbers and Banters also have their pick with the Avo Fries served with tangy sweet chilli sauce.

Contact details: 011 268 0713 | Cnr 4th Avenue & 14th Street, Parkhurst | [email protected]http://theburgerjoint.co.za

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The Green Craft Bar

This bar in Benoni offers diners yummy pub grub, with everything from Deep Fried Ravioli and Brannas Basted Chicken Wings to a Peanut Butter Burger and Pulled Pork. Our favourite pub grub, especially while enjoying a few jam jars, are loaded chips. This bar caters to this with their Fully Loaded Chips. These are topped with cheddar and mozzarella. Dinners can then choose to top this with spring onion, bacon and jalapeno or pulled pork and BBQ.

Contact details: 084 603 0609 | Benoni Country Club, Morris St, Morehill, Benoni | [email protected]http://www.thegreen.co.za

Brooklyn Brothers

Brooklyn Brothers has recently popped up at several locations across the city. We have often frequented the Bedford branch to get our fix of great burgers, sticky chicken wings, saucy ribs, fluffly waffles, thick milkshakes and perfectly fried chips. The Brothers have several fries that bridge the gap to gourmet including Macon & Cheese Fries, Blue Cheese Fries, Garlic Parmesan Fries and our favourite, Dirty Fries. These are smothered with Beef Chilli Mince, Cheedar Cheese, Beans and Jalapeno Fries.

Contact details: 011 615 0536 | Shop U50, Bedford Centre, Smith Road and Van Der Linde Road, Bedfordview | [email protected]https://www.hooterssa.com

Hooters

No matter how we might feel about the values of this establishment, we can't deny that their food is delicious. This eatery offers patrons American-style cuisine with the burgers, tacos, curly fries, shrimp, philly cheesesteak and chicken wings. Although not suitable for fine dining, this place makes a good location when we have the munchies. But no cravings can be fulfilled without a plate of chips. This is where the Big Dipper Chili Fries comes in. Huge chips are loaded with chilli con carne, cheese and chipotle cream sauce.

Contact details: 010 443 5926 | The Buzz Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Rd, Fourways | [email protected]https://www.hooterssa.com

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