Best of: TREATS

The warm weather is finally here to stay, and spring is in full swing! When the weather is just right, there’s nothing better than spending time outside, whether it’s lounging around or having a picnic. Treat yourself to a sweet snack and enjoy the awesome spring weather!

Deep-South Pops Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Deep South Pops: Popsicles are perfect for warm weather, and Deep South Pops is serving up handcrafted ice pops, gelato, and coffee at their State Street and Highland Village locations. Flavors change daily and some are even dairy-free. Enjoy popsicle flavors like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, made with pieces of the cereal, Sweet Citrus, Blueberry Nectarine, Birthday Cake, Buttermilk, and a refreshing Watermelon Lime Mint. Stop by and grab a popsicle or two this weekend, and check out Deep South Pops on Facebook.

La Brioche Truffles



La Brioche: For authentic, fine pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth, Fondren’s La Brioche has just what you need. Whether you want a box of macarons or truffles, need a cake for any occasion, or just want a bag of cookies to take home, La Brioche has you covered! La Brioche offers several different options for their gourmet cakes, and everyone at your next party will keep coming back for more. The macarons are authentic and the cookies are baked perfectly. If you need a catering order for your next event, or just want to grab a couple cookies to go, La Brioche should be on your list of places for sweet treats. Check them out online for catering options and menu items.

Campbell’s Petit Fours


Campbell’s Bakery: A Jackson staple, Campbell’s Bakery has been serving up cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and baked goods since 1962 and is Jackson’s oldest bakery. Customers can walk in and order already-made cupcakes and teacakes, or larger orders can be placed for birthday parties, office parties, or any other event. Campbell’s creates awesome birthday cakes, and they can even do wedding cakes. Teacakes can also be customized for ultimately any event! Next time you’re in the Fondren area and have a craving for something sweet, stop by Campbell’s and grab a teacake or five! Nothing beats a fresh teacake, cupcake, or petit four from Campbell’s Bakery. Check out their website for catering orders and other menu items.

Sugar Ray’s Candy Shelf


Sugar Ray’s Sweet Shop: If you’re more into candy rather than pastries and cookies, Sugar Ray’s Sweet Shop is the place for you. Located on West Capitol Street in Jackson, the shelves at Sugar Ray’s are overflowing with candies such as Gummy Bears, Jelly Beans, Lollipops, and other classic candies from your childhood. Not only does Sugar Ray’s serve classic candies, but they also have truffles and chocolate covered strawberries for the chocolate lovers. If you’re looking for a sugar rush, head to Sugar Ray’s Sweet Shop! Check out their Facebook page for updates on events at Sugar Ray’s.

Nandy’s Candy Caramel Apples



Nandy’s Candy: Another Jackson staple, Nandy’s Candy has been serving sweets to the Jackson area since the 80s. Candy apples, divinity, chocolate covered strawberries, toffee, fudge, pralines, and caramel corn just skim the surface of goodies that can be found at Nandy’s Candy. Nandy’s treats also make perfect treats for holidays and other special events. During the warm spring and summer months, snow cones are also a fan favorite at Nandy’s Candy. Stop by Nandy’s Candy next time you need your sweet tooth satisfied! Connect with them on Facebook!


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Paige McKay

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