I don’t just have one sweet tooth I have an entire set of sweet… teeth. They need constant nourishment from sugar that I keep regularly topped up by going ‘buck wild’ when it comes to sweets, chocolate and cake. There are some real hidden gems that stock sugar in all its refined forms in Manchester and these selections are what I think are the finest.
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
You know its old because they’ve spelt old and shop like what they used to in the olde dayes.The sweets here thankfully far from old. They stock everything you could ever really want from a sweet shop; American sweets, classic British sweets, new and weird sweets, you name it they’ve probably got it. The fizzy apple sour laces are my favourite.
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Unit 38 Trafford Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
A Sweet Thought
Nestled away nicely in trendy Didsbury, here you can find all the hard-boiled classics of yesteryear all the way to the stuff that crackles on your tongue that you’re not quite sure if you like or not. As well as their brilliant selection of sweets they do bespoke party bags that make a perfect gift that you can make up with all your favourites.
A Sweet Thought, 812A Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 6UH
0161 434 2832
Delhi Sweet Centre
Rusholme’s one-stop shop for cakes, desserts and all things sugar and a great place after a curry. It’s sometimes hard to walk past, see all of the lovely colours, shapes and decorations and not feel like you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up in some fairy tale gingerbread land where everything you lick is sweet. My advice? Just bite the bullet and pop in for a selection box that beats anything you’d get at Christmas.
Delhi Sweet Centre, 137 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5AW
0161 257 2893
Didn’t think there was anything else you could do with sugar? Well, you’re wrong. Seriously if you’ve never tried Japanese Cheesecake, stop reading this now, throw whatever device you’re reading this on and go, go and get one. Thank me later, after you’ve gone back for seconds.
Ho’s Bakery, 46 Faulkner St, Manchester M1 4FH
Bonbon Chocolate Boutique
Yeah, Thornton’s is good, so is Hotel Chocolate (not what I thought it was when I turned up with a suitcase) but Bonbon chocolate boutique is on another level. If Heston Blumenthal opened a chocolate shop, it’d be this. The chocolate indulgence plate that you can mix up with whatever you like is like a chocolate taster menu, but everything tastes like chocolate, how is that not amazing?If you know someone who has yet to reach rock bottom and admit to themselves that they’re a chocoholic, treat them to a voucher for a gift that’s a bit different.
BonBon Chocolate Boutique, 9 John St, Manchester M4 1EQ
0161 839 4416
Hopefully, you’ve reached the bottom of this list without a headache or a sugar high, all I ask folks is that you please remember to pic ‘n’ mix responsibly.