Check It Out: The Sacramento Sweets Co.


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.