Sweet Trading


It’s no secret that I’m a huge supporter for all things handmade. Recently, I've had the pleasure of doing business with a fellow handcrafted business owner. Today I would like to share with you my adventure.

In a recent post on Facebook, Jocelyn Santiago of La Fuffie's Boutique in New York, New York requested the need for a photographer to take pictures of her treats. I have often seen her postings advertisements of her goodies but had yet to sample them myself. With my new pro camera, I eagerly offered to trade photos for treats! As you can guess she accepted my offer. After talking back and forth with Jocelyn I thought it would be fun to do a small review on her business. So with that said let me introduce you to La Fuffie's Boutique:

Owner: Jocelyn Santiago
Location: New York, New York
Been in Business since: March 2011
Website: http://www.lafuffieboutique.etsy.com 
Email: lafuffiesboutiquefb@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaFuffiesBoutique

La Fuffie's Boutique specializes in (as she puts it) "YUMMY and UNIQUE Edible and non-edible party favors." This includes but is not limited to:  Everything chocolate from cake pops, lollipops, dipped pretzels, cookies, and more! As well as a variety of customizable party favors.

In our small interview I asked her "What treats would you recommend to new customers?" Jocelyn replied " I always recommend my sampler box, it contains one of each item that I make. Customers can pick from milk, dark, or white chocolate bases."
I also asked "What is your favorite treat to make?" She replied,"Chocolate covered oreos and cake pops. They allow me to be the most creative."

As part of our exchange I traded my photography for her treats. Here are some of my photos of her newest treats available now and just in time for Valentines Day. 
Valentine Floral Chocolate Covered Vanilla Wafers
An inside look!

Valentine Double Heart Chocolate Covered Oreos

An inside look!

Chocolate Bon Bons
An inside look. Each color with a different filling. This one is marshmallow.

My personal review:

Upon arrival, my packaged came shipped in a large box that was well packaged. Inside I was pleasantly pleased and surprised to see that she packed her treats with a nifty freezer ice pack. And yes she informed me that she does add this with all her orders. Under the ice pack, each treat was individually sorted by types in a bubbled sleeve. Inside each bubble sleeve the treats were then covered in their own clear wrapper complete with a matching ribbon. Now if that's not going the extra mile I don't know what is!

Being this was a trade I was privileged to sample 7 different treats. 3 different types of chocolate lollipops, two chocolate covered cookies, chocolate bons bons, & a chocolate covered twinkie. Of all the treats I have sampled thus far, my most favorite were her Neopolitan Chocolate Covered Oreos & her Chocolate Bons Bons (with a mix of carmel, peanut butter, & marshmallow centers). 

Closing thoughts: I am impressed with the effort placed in her presentation. Her treats are beautiful, full of color, and a tasty treat that would be great for any special occasion.  If you are not a fan of chocolate than her treats might not be for you. They are very rich and sweet. Each treat is a generous size and even more generous in chocolate. My family enjoyed sampling these, especially my girls who would have polished them off in a matter of hours if they'd been given the chance. Definitely remember La Fuffie's Boutique for future parties and special occasions!

Give her treats a try and share with us your thoughts. Also be sure to stop by her Facebook page to say hi and support handmade!

Photos By: Heather Gwinn
Interested in having your products photographed? Contact me for more info.

Take Care,


  1. Awesome!!! Love the photos and the review!!! I was drooling over that oreo!!!!

  2. Thank you! It was fun to shoot! Her oreos were almost too hard to photograph. All I just wanted to do was bite into them! It was a real treat when she approved of the photos!

  3. Her treats look beautiful. You did a great job photographing them!

  4. Thank you for such amazing photos. I am so glad that you enjoyed eating them as much as I enjoy making them. I look forward to continuing to work together. Can't wait to see the other photos!


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