Down in the Pan Am Pavilion is another one of St. Croix’s good things… Steele’s Smokes & Sweets. Jeff and Mary Ann Seroogy run a small store with a large selection of premium cigars, tobaccos, homemade fudge and delicious gourmet chocolates. You’ll find everything from Cohibas to Macanudos and Godiva Chocolates to Lindt Truffles.
It appears both smokes and sweets are equally popular. Mary Ann mentioned that two of their most popular sweets are Caribbean Rum Balls and their very own Seroogy’s chocolates, family-made since 1899. Me, I like to visit Smokes & Sweets to step down into the cigar room, a glass enclosed room lined with wooden shelves of exotic looking cigars. Funny part is, I don’t even smoke cigars. I just like the feeling, the smells, and the visual richness of this great little shop.
And did you know? When the colorful cigar boxes are empty Jeff simply gives them away, free for the taking (other shops charge several dollars each). I find the boxes are both beautiful and utilitarian. They’re great for storing receipts, postcards, small collections, and some may even fit CDs. Another interesting tidbit… one of Jeff Seroogy’s family members is the famous actor Tony Shalhoub from the hit TV shows Wings and Monk.
For more information visit their website at Smokesandsweets.com
Below are a few photos of Steele’s Smokes & Sweets, located in Christiansted, St. Croix USVI plus a few shots of the cigar boxes that hold my St. Croix treasures…