A CARPET fitter of more than 25 years has decided to add a touch of sweetness to his career by opening his very own waffle and doughnut bar.

Tony Carter has opened Waffle On on High Northgate in Darlington.

The waffle bar, which opened last month, has 25 toppings available for customers to decorate the popular dessert with, whilst chocolate treats including Malteser, Oreo, Wispa, Caramac, After Eight, Milky Bar and Lion Bar are also available.

As well as waffles and doughnuts, Mr Carter is also offering coffee, milkshakes, desserts and special requirements for vegans, as well as those with dairy free diets.

The new venture is quite a change for Mr Carter, who spent more than two decades fitting carpets.

“I fancied a new adventure so I’ve sold my carpeting equipment to put my all into creating delicious handcrafted treats," he said.

Mr Carter claims the "bubble waffles" which he makes are the only waffle of their kind available in Darlington.

"The bubble waffles are made using a special honeycomb mould, the result is crispy edges and soft, chewy bubbles," he said.

“I am looking to offer more vegan alternatives in the future, as well potentially branching out to offer gluten free baked goods," he added.

As the waffle business develops, Mr Carter plans to expand to bring desserts right to hungry customer's doorstep with a delivery service available during opening hours.