A NEW waffle and milkshake house also selling chocolate and sweets from around the world has opened in Orford.

Planet Snax has opened it doors on Orford Lane, selling waffles and milkshakes as well as confectionery and drinks not usually found in the UK.

Shop owner Scott Smith was inspired to set up the business during a trip to the USA.

The 36-year-old said: “One day about two years ago, I saw some American sweets when I was out in California and I thought that they would really sell well over here.

“I just decided that I would start importing the American, Canadian, Dutch and Japanese sweets and drinks and then to sell them in a waffle and milkshake bar.

“We sell waffles, milkshakes, cookie dough, cakes and American cereal - we sell everything.”

Some of the exotic sweet treats on sale at Planet Snax include strawberry nut and white chocolate M&Ms, hazelnut and almond Snickers bars and peanut butter Twixes.

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Drinks include Jolly Rancher sodas, vanilla float-flavoured Dr Peppers and Gatorade.

Home deliveries of desserts and confectionery are also available through Just Eat.

Scott, from Great Sankey, added: “I think we’re the only place in the north west that offers this sort of thing delivered to your home.

“I import everything myself - I have around nine to 12 pallets of stock coming in every week.

“We’re a wholesale business as well, selling to other shops.

“We’ve only been open for around a month, but how well we’ve done so far has massively surpassed our expectations.”