Admit it; eating desserts makes life better. If it works for you, then why not for your friends, family and co-workers? Schedule an online delivery of one of Sweet Street Dessert’s gourmet cakes, pies, cheesecakes or brownies and make someone’s day!
It’s not like we really need a reason to eat dessert, but some ingredients, like dark chocolate, for example, can actually be good for us. Studies have shown that eating a little dark chocolate every day can lower blood pressure and reduce the likelihood of a stroke.
So, in the words of American humorist, Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”
At Sweet Street Desserts in Reading, PA, we’re passionate about food and have earned a reputation for baking the world’s most delicious desserts. They are rated #1 in taste and appearance in the restaurant industry and praised by customers who are looking for great taste and high quality.
We source the world’s finest ingredients, including GMO-Free and all-natural ingredients, and do not use any fats or margarines containing artificial trans fats in any of our products. Except for a few products, our desserts are also Kosher Dairy (KD). We bake for restaurants in 60 countries around the globe and are proud to be the leading innovator in the dessert industry.
Tantalize the taste buds of your loved ones by sending our Choc’late Lovin’ Spoon Cake® which features a giant mouthful of chocolate pudding between two layers of dark, moist, chocolate-drenched chocolate cake. Or consider the Four High Carrot Cake with layer upon layer of dark, moist carrot cake and cream cheese icing.
If your gift recipients would rather have cheesecake, our Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake, a silky smooth cheesecake a-swirl with vibrant red raspberry and glazed for an extra touch of elegance. And don’t forget the gooey goodness of the Rockslide Brownie, which is loaded with butter-luscious caramel, Brownie cubes, toasted pecans, and drizzled with milk chocolate ganache.
History of Dessert
Dessert has been part of our vocabulary for millennia. Sweets date back to ancient civilizations, when people enjoyed fruits and nuts candied with honey. It wasn’t until sugar manufacturing developed during the Middle Ages that people enjoyed more sweets. But they were reserved mostly for the wealthy classes, because sugar was quite expensive (nearly US$46 per pound in today’s dollars).
The Chinese are credited with creating the first ice creams, possibly as early as 200 BC, although the frozen mixture of milk and rice was really more like flavored ice. Marco Polo later transported the technique back to Italy, and Italian duchess Catherine de Medici introduced it to France in the 16th century and helped make it a fashionable dessert.
The first printed recipe for apple pie (Tartys in Applis) appeared in England in 1381, followed by recipes for gingerbread in about 1400. And French pralines, made from almonds and caramelized sugar, were invented around 1600 and transported to Louisiana by French settlers, where plentiful pecans became the key ingredient.
Of course, desserts would lack much taste if it weren’t for the discovery of two key ingredients – vanilla and chocolate. The indigenous Totonac people of Mexico were the first to cultivate vanilla, which was discovered by the Aztecs in the 15th century and introduce to Europe in the 1520s by Spanish conquistador, Hernán Cortés.
The Ancient Mayans, Olmecs, and Aztecs recognized the value of chocolate at least 3,500 years ago. They turned fermented cacao beans into a bitter drink, calling it the “food of the gods.” It was introduced to Europe in the 16th century, sugar was added to eliminate the bitterness, and the rest is history!
For the connoisseurs of desserts in your life, you can’t go wrong with an online order for delivery direct to their doorsteps. And don’t forget to buy one for yourself! Get in touch with Sweet Street Desserts at (610) 929-2900 for delivery throughout the year.