Gift? Please Add a Ribbon!

This year’s catalog has a new invitation on each page:  “Gift?  Please Add a Ribbon.”

We wanted to make your gift complete  So we had thousands of high-quality grosgrain hand-tied ribbons and bows made up for you-to add color and a finishing touch to your package. Whether for a birthday or anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, or just because – we have a bow for you. In addition to making your gift more beautiful, adding a ribbon helps us to support our life of prayer.  We hope it will bring you added joy!

under-your-treeWe offer a scarlet shade of red for Christmas and Valentine’s Day that really makes our Trappistine logo on our Butter Nut Munch and Chocolate Hearts “POP” – your gift is ready to give; you won’t want to cover up beauty of the pearlized paper with other wrapping paper.

The “best” is still inside the box – a bounty of mouth-watering goodness.

And, the satiny grosgrain fabric we’ve selected holds its shape and doesn’t crease or wrinkle like paper-based ribbons do.  The bow is carefully packed for shipping, and maintains its fullness even after a trip on Santa’s sleigh!

Simple, elegant, and high-quality, our bows are consistent with the Trappistine way of life:  simple and with a focus on intent and purity and quality.

trio-2-with-green-ribbon Do you have a springtime occasion to celebrate?  All of our boxed candies come with an optional Spring Green ribbon, which looks especially beautiful on our boxes of Chocolate Squares, Chocolate Almond Squares, and Simply Munch, all printed in shades of blue or green.  It’s always nice to offer quality chocolate to the adults at the Easter gathering; we recommend our Simply Munch, which is pure and fresh and simple like a flower budding on a spring morning.

Mother will love your gift of Dark Chocolate Almond Squares or Chocolate Hearts as a sign of your affection for her special day – adorn it with a lovely spring green ribbon, and your gift will be extra- thoughtful … just what a mother appreciates!


Thanksgiving is a time of bounty- what better time to share a bountiful box of our Chocolate Squares or Chocolate Almond Squares.  The Copper color of our Thanksgiving bow reflects the shades of autumn, and also brings to mind the milk chocolate inside the box!

And, finally, we have a ribbon that shouts “Chocolate!” – our Autumn Ribbon – a dark chocolate shade that will accelerate the opening of the box to reach what is inside – rich, and delicious, it’s waiting there for your special someone!



Your selection of a ribbon goes a long way to supporting our life of prayer – for you and for the world.  So, next time you give our candy as a gift, please consider adding a ribbon!


Proposing to4-2016-valentine-ad that special someone this Christmas?  Open the box, and put the engagement ring into one of the Chocolate Heart slots (yes- take one out, and go ahead and enjoy it!)  She’ll be delighted, and you’ll both have something to share to celebrate her “YES!”  The good news is that the bit of elastic behind the bow makes the ribbon re-useable, and it will look good as new when you replace it around the box.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and holiday season.

With love and prayers,

The Sisters of Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey








We’ve Wrapped your Gift for You!

Have you noticed? We’ve wrapped your gift for you – whether it be for a Birthday/Anniversary/Holiday, or “Just Because”.

We know how popular our candy is for gift-giving and so we’ve gone to the effort of re-designing our gift boxes, selecting a pearlized finish for the paper, and a distinguished-looking logo that elegantly decorates the top of the box.

To add more color, and a finishing touch for your gift, appropriate for each season and holiday, we’ve introduced a quality hand-tied grosgrain ribbon and bow.  For Christmas, your gift can be ordered complete with a Red ribbon.  Thanksgiving Ribbons are a Copper color, and for Autumn occasions, a Chocolate Brown to match the falling leaves of the season.


Of course, Valentine’s Day boxes are adorned with a red ribbon.  And the paper is printed with silver hearts.


Finally, gifts for the Spring Occasions and Holidays – Easter and Mother’s Day – come with a Spring Green ribbon and bow.


These ribbons have been selected for their quality and resilience – they will not wrinkle during shipment, and can be re-used.

We hope you’ll order ribbons for your gift candy.  While enhancing the appearance of your gift, and making it “ready to give”, your ribbon purchase goes that much further toward helping us to support our community’s life of prayer for the world.

And, as you see in the photos, we’ve re-packaged our Fudge and Samplers so that they are not only visible through the clear acetate top, but they, too, are decorated for occasions and holidays!

We wish each and every one of you a blessed, peace-filled and joyous Thanksgiving and Christmas/holiday season.  With love and prayers,

The Sisters of Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey.

Introducing our Enhanced Web Store!


Our Enhanced Web Store

We are excited to announce that we have upgraded our site to make it easier for you to navigate. You’ll find it operates more like Amazon’s web store. But we think you’ll find ours even simpler to use.

This year, when you order online, you’ll notice that you need to “Create an Account” if you want to store your billing information and shipping addresses on our secure site for your future use. (We regret that this upgrade did not permit us to save the billing and shipping information and addresses you may have stored on our old web store.)

All you need to do is enter your name and address, and create a password (DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE CREATE AN ACCOUNT BOX!) You will then be able to add your shipping addresses, and store them, too for saved time and easy on future orders.


Multiple Shipping Addresses

We have also worked hard to enhance our “Multiple Order” interface, to improve your shopping experience with us. This is useful for those of you who send our candy to multiple recipients for Christmas and other holidays. If you Create an Account, you’ll only have to enter your gift recipients’ shipping addresses once, here and they’ll be saved for your future use.

Select all the items you want to send first, then on the first checkout page, click the “Set Multiple Addresses” button.


You will then be able to load addresses, one at a time, then assign the addresses to the products in your shopping cart – either as you go along, or after you’ve entered all of your shipping addresses.  Note that when you use this online facility for multiple orders, your gift message will be the same for each order. To assign a unique message to each shipment, enter each order separately.

Or, you can use the printed mail-in Order Form included with your catalog. Just attach a typed copy of additional shipping addresses, and indicate which products you want shipped to each. We will be happy to enter your order for you.

You can also print this form from our web site: a link to the form is located at the top of our Shop our Products page. You may then fax it or mail it to our business office for processing.

Wholesale Link

You may also notice there is a link for Wholesale Customers in the upper right hand corner of the page.  We are growing our business by selling through wholesale outlets across the country.

Will you help us spread the word? If you know a grocer or gift shop owner/manager who might be interested in our products, please direct them to this link on our web site.  There they will find answers to frequently asked questions, product and pricing information, and an order form that they can submit online.


Thank you!!  The Sisters of Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey appreciate your continued support!