Friday, March 14, 2014

The Sweet Life

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Luck O' the Irish Mint Hot Chocolate

Introducing the newest member of our Hot Chocolate family. You will never have a better Hot Chocolate, in my humble opinion. We use REAL chocolate, no powder and no syrup. Warm your soul while you delight your taste buds and stop in to Rissi's Today!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Introducing our newest Shake~ The Frosty Leprechaun

Introducing our newest Shake~ The Frosty Leprechaun
This shake is made from our Premium Hershey's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, a delicious, creamy way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Stop in today and enjoy REAL ice cream of the highest quality. Rissi's Old Time Ice Cream!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rissis Giant Birthday Bowl

We offer a large Chocolate Bowl filled with 5 Scoops of your choice of Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Caramel/Fudge topping, and Peanuts or your choice of Oreo or Nutter Butters, topped with a Cherry! It's fun to share and socialize with your friends or family and EAT the BOWL! Come on in and enjoy our Premium Hersheys Ice Cream today: $20.99 Available for your party from 1-5 people.

Old Time Ice Cream Birthday Parties!


Fun for kids, moms & dads. You won't be disappointed or have as much Old Fashioned Fun. We provide a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae. A warm cookie covered in your choice of any flavored ice cream, whipped cream, caramel or fudge. Also provided, two old time games to play!

Other packages are available and you can upgrade at any time to a Candy Buffet and an old time toy for the Birthday Girl or the Birthday Boy!

Basic Party Package Price per Child: $9.99
Party lasts 1 Hour.

Candy Fun Package with Candy Buffet: Lots of candy in your choice of color. A Party Pizza, and a Whirly Pop for the Birthday boy or girl. Price per child, $16.99
Party lasts 1 1/2 hours.

Premium Package: All of the above plus a custom made chocolate per child (your choice of theme), Plus prizes are provided for the winners of the games: $19.99
Party lasts 1 3/4 Hour

*We provide your color theme party favors, table cloths, plates cups.
*All packages are flexible and can be upgraded.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ice Cream Winter

Foot traffic, foot traffic, foot traffic and please shop local. That's all I can think about lately. The economy is rough, especially for small businesses located in the heart of a small town. People are driving further and further to go to malls and mini malls to get their shopping done, but I think few people are thinking about the cost of gas anymore, they are just resigned to it.

If you consider the prices at your local business, you will realize that the tiny bit more you might pay at the register is balanced by the price of gas you spend on driving. Not to mention that you are keeping YOUR community alive. Housing prices are assisted by the amount of business in the area that help alleviate taxes on families.

I was put in a strange position recently, my neighboring business folded. An old fashioned ice cream shop. Our businesses complimented each other perfectly. The news broke right before winter and I was put in the position of taking over or watching yet another business die. So I have taken a huge risk and incorporated it into my existing business.  Hopefully their regular customers will begin to come in. The only solution is to reach out and let people know I now carry ice cream at Rissi's Old Time Candy & Toys. 

I think I was in shock when this staple of the community let me know they were going and suggested I take over. I contacted the supplier and bought the freezers and I am up and running with my own take on ice cream. I make floats with unique sodas and sundaes in chocolate bowls, but is that enough to drive traffic? Not really, especially during this time of the year. 

Our old time toys are an attraction for the Christmas season and our Giant pecan patties are great comfort food. So, I have found a way to warm your heart as well as your tummy with hot waffles covered in ice cream! It's sooo yummy... 

The next time you are headed to Brookfield Zoo or shopping in La Grange Il or countryside, remember Rissi's Old time Candy & Toys is just a hop, skip and a jump away in BERWYN, IL.

When you need something to do with the kiddos or you just want to take a walk through the past, stop by and visit Rissis.