March 20, 2007
CLOSED AS OF 2008When you get a craving for something sweet, have I got a place for you. I have known Sugarplums for the last four years. They were formerly located on Main Street in Old Saybrook just about a block south of where I work. I developed a taste for their truffles after one of my friends gifted me with a box of the addictive beauties. Last summer they moved to Westbrook in the Shops at Watersedge. Imagine my joy when I found them again while we were staying here at Watersedge Resort.
The new shop is a little hard to find, it is in the rear of the North Cove Outfitters building. The street running along the side of the building where Sugar plums is located is a dead end so I am going to suggest that you park out in the open in the large parking lot otherwise you will need to back out of the alley. I stopped in on a Sunday in March and since another customer was being served I had time to look over the offerings. In the truffle case there were black forest, rum, champagne, raspberry, white chocolate cappuccino, and then three types of larger truffles, white, dark, and milk chocolate. There is also a case of regular chocolates, mint patties, English toffee, coconut cream, and caramel just to make a few. For those of you who prefer sugar free there is a whole case of offerings. If you want jelly bellies they have a nice selection and also jelly snakes, sour jellies and fruit slices. The table in the middle has seasonal offerings, Irish Claddah chocolates in white or milk chocolate, Easter bunnies and Easter eggs. If you like candy sticks they have jars of flavored sticks near the register. I found a bag of malted milk balls which I grabbed for Al who loves them and these were not the little cheap ones you buy in boxes but very generously sized ones. What really hooked me were the chocolate covered strawberries and macaroons. For 89 cents I felt like they were a steal. I got three strawberries and two macaroons and made short work of them when we returned to our room. I got eight small truffles, three large truffles, the strawberries and macaroons and the malted milk balls for $17.
I was delighted and since I am well aware of the quality of the chocolate I know that I got a very good deal. In the warm weather they also offer Italian ice and gelato. This is a small, locally owned and friendly shop where you get the kind of personal service that the large shops can’t offer. Stop in, you won’t be disappointed.