I’m not sure why it took me so long to discover The Sacramento Sweets Co. in Old Sac, but I’m eager to make up for lost time. I wandered into this marvelous shop recently and was astounded by the lineup of freshly made brittles—selections range from the more traditional peanut brittle to almond-cashew, macadamia-coconut, and the beautiful “Mixed Nut Supreme,” which features six different nuts. The brittles are made by hand, and samples are available if you’re having a hard time deciding which one to take home. The shop (which was established in 1964 and is still owned by the same family) also offers a dizzying array of other sweets, including fudge, taffy, ice cream, and a big display case crammed full of hand-dipped chocolates (don’t miss the chocolate-dipped Twinkie). The Sacramento Sweets Co. is located on Front Street directly across from the Delta King Riverboat.