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Thursday
May142009

The Sweetest Spot In Metro Detroit

Do you have someone in your life that has a sweet tooth? I do, my husband. He has his own place to stash his candy; we call it his “sweetie cupboard.” So, I had to take him to Doc Sweets' in Clawson. His eyes lit up as we walked in and we spent probably 45 minutes in the 5,000 square foot dentists’ nightmare.

Docs' Sweets huge assortment of Jelly Belly'sDoc Sweets' opened up late last year on Rochester Road, just south of 14 mile and it’s the biggest candy store in Michigan. The owner, David Sklena, is the self-appointed “candy man.” The staff were extremely friendly and told us if we couldn’t find something we were looking for to let them know. Apparently, they have a list of customer requests.

Star Trek Pez Collector's Edition, for the trekkie in your life.There are tons of bulk bins in the back, where you can buy your candy by the pound. They have the nostalgic candy that is hard to find and all the sour candy that makes my husbands eyes pop out of his head. Seriously, if you’re looking for candy this is the place to go. They also have sugar free candy. And for the more adventurous, they have chocolate covered insects. Yum!

We spent about $10 for a big ole bag of candy. We’re talking Now and Laters, Bit O' Honeys, Zots, and more. Doc Sweets' has become a monthly trip for us. It keeps the husband happy and supports the local economy. What could be better than that?

What was your favorite candy when you were a kid? I liked the candy buttons, you know, the ones that are stuck on paper. They have those, too!

Doc Sweets'
120 S. Rochester Road
Clawson, MI 48017

248-597-1051

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I liked Bit O' Honey, Mary Janes & Squirrels.
I've yet to go into this place 'coz I'd know it would be trouble, especially after I found Tim sneaking chocolate milk into the grocery cart when we went shopping today :lol:

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

I loved Bit O' Honey, too, but now they make my teeth hurt!

May 14, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

I have been meaning to check this place out. Thanks for the reminder!
The bulk bin is my dream because I tell myself that I am not eating as much if I can control the quantity. The Jelly Belly wall is calling my name.

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSchmee

I saw something about chocolate covered grasshoppers. They really sell those things? Ewwwwwwww..... The thought of chocolate covered insects is not what I think of appetizing. Did you happen to ask him how much of those he sells?

Sounds like a great spot. I haven't really been a candy buff but lately I guess with age I have been. I love sprees and sweet tarts plus Pez is always good.

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Favreau

Schmee,
You have to check it out, life is too short to limit your candy intake!

Jamie,
I did read in an article that he said his exotic candy was very popular and that the lollipops with the scorpions in them sold out! Yummy!

June 29, 2009 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

My sweet tooth is aching now! I miss the D big time, I'm gonna get back soon to see my teams play and watch some Detroit Lions NFL football!!!

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikel

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