Why Winans and Autumn…Just Go Together!

Fall Banner blogBy: Cheyenne Walters and Laurie Winans Reiser
Even though the thought of Thanksgiving and Christmas are on our minds, fall is one of our favorite times of year here at Winans. It has cooled off enough that we can start shipping our product all over the country and world again. This cooler weather makes a freshly roasted and brewed cup of Winans coffee even tastier in the mornings. During the cool months of October and November you can expect to see us celebrating several events and holidays.
Caramel apples are a much anticipated, traditional product at Winans for the month of October. Ever since Laurie’s dad, Max, sold caramel apples at the Piqua Central football games over 40 years ago, the town and county have had quite a fondness for this fall treat. Special apples in addition to caramel, are those with nuts, chocolate dipped and a new OHIO favorite, the “Buckeye Apple”. The Buckeye Apple is combines rich peanut butter fudge and chocolate!! Pumpkin fudge is another fall favorite that was carry through the month of November. These popular products add a lot more work for the factory workers, last week alone they dipped 1,100 apples!!
Another October tradition for Winans is to support breast cancer awareness, we carry some ‘pink’ product in the store and a percentage of those profits go towards the Susan G. Komen foundation for research on breast cancer prevention and treatment.
October is also the month for Halloween! We’ve got plenty of treats decorated for Halloween lovers; even gift wrap and bows to dress up gift boxes to fit the Halloween theme. Nutter-Butter ghost cookies seem to be a favorite for Grandmothers wanting to give their little goblins something special on Beggar’s Night!!
This week there are two holidays to celebrate as well. Friday the 16th is Boss’ Day, let your boss know that you appreciate all the hard work they do by getting them something special—like a gift card or a few pieces of chocolate. Or, you can make yourself the new favorite by presenting a gift box of chocolates and a bag of coffee (who wouldn’t love that?!) Saturday the 17th is Sweetest Day, and we all know what that means…it’s time to remind your sweetie how much they mean to you. We suggest a travel mug and a pound of their favorite coffee all wrapped up in a bow, something practical, yet special. Or a box of Buckeyes to share during the Penn State game!! All our stores have ready-to-give gifts so you can get home to your sweetie faster with something special.
Moving into November, Santa’s elves will be decorating our stores around the second week to help you start thinking about everything from corporate gifts to stocking stuffers in plenty of time for the big holiday!
The semi-annual coffee sale will be taking place the weekend before Thanksgiving. As always the sale is—buy 1lb of coffee, get the second half price. Remember, what makes our coffee so special is it’s freshness, so buy what you can gift and use in a reasonable time frame. Oh, and don’t miss the annual Troy Square tree lighting, the day after Thanksgiving!
While the fall weather is making everyone crave those yummy hot apple ciders and pumpkin pie lattes, the hustle and bustle truly has begun from the Winans crew. We couldn’t be more excited for the season since we have already had such a great year so far! Cheers to rounding out a successful 2015.

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