Nestled in a cozy spot in the shops of downtown Scottsdale is a gem by the name of Super Chunk Sweets and Treats. The owners, Country and Sergio Velador, pride themselves on creating homemade decadent treats for their customers to enjoy, but it didn’t start out that way.
Country grew up in Mesa and Tempe, attending Arizona State University and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts for photography.
Sergio grew up in Escondido, California and also lived in Flagstaff before moving to Chicago. The two met when Country also moved to Chicago after graduating from ASU.
Both Country and Sergio have experience in the restaurant industry, both in serving and in back of the house with responsibilities such as cooking. After living in Chicago, the two moved to Los Angeles for a brief time before finally settling down in Arizona.
Super Chunk Sweets and Treats came to three years ago, after the Veladors settled down in the Arcadia neighborhood.
“We didn’t plan on this at all. We like to say Super Chunk found us,” said Country.
Along with owning the sweets shop, Country is also the executive pastry chef at Cowboy Ciao in downtown Scottsdale. She has worked there for seven years. Sergio works full time in the front and back of the house at Super Chunk.
The two have always dreamed of owning their own restaurant, which they plan on doing eventually within the next five years.
“I didn’t really plan on becoming a pastry chef, I just wanted to get experience so that we could open our own restaurant together,” said Country.
Super Chunk is only the beginning for these two entrepreneurs. So how did they come up with the name?
“We thought of that because we felt it described our products. We make our own candies and so it’s like a chunk of candy,” said Country.
“It started with the caramel corn, because of the larger clusters. Super in flavor and everything else,” said Sergio. “Plus, I like to think that the S stands for Sergio and the C stands for Country.”
They played around with a few other names and kept coming back to Super Chunk. The two state that those two words perfectly describe their sweets.
ha a variety of different sweets to choose. These sweets stand out, however, in their eclectic flavors. There’s an ambrosia ice cream, chocolate bacon caramel corn, bleu cheese and fig caramel, duck fat toffee, apple cider gumdrops and blackberry violet taffy, to name a few.
Each product that the Veladors create comes from their very own recipes, and everything is baked from scratch. If there’s a sweet you’re craving, chances are the Veladors make it.
Their shop is located at 7120 E. Ave. Suite 19 in Old Town Scottsdale. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.