Sweet Inspirations-26 Centre Street Nantucket, Massachusetts 508-228-5814
In terms of a first meal on our honeymoon, our actual one was no meal at all. However, just off the boat and with the exciting island of Nantucket staring us in the eye, one of the first places that caught our eye, did so apparently for a reason. As we sauntered up Lower Main Street and on up to Main and eventually taking a right onto Centre Street we were confronted with a most tempting storefront: Sweet Inspirations was the name and decadence is their game. When we walked inside we were immediately knocked back a step from the sweet, sweet aromas which confronted us.
Sweet Inspirations makes a variety of candy products and they have been recognized numerous times for their achievements including Best of Nantucket, Best of Boston and Best of Cape Cod; in addition they’ve had works featured on Food Network among many others. It appeared from my cursory glance over their case that one of their specialties is their wide assortment of Truffles. Many of their most popular concoctions are some variety of this with Champagne (champagne & dark chocolate) Truffles, Amaretto Truffles, Lobster Trap (dark chocolate, marshmallows, caramel) Truffles, Cashew Carmel Island, Belgian Chocolate Sprinkles, and Almond Marzipan just to name a few.
The sweets don’t stop there with an assortment of jelly beans, other chocolates, caramels, and other sugary creations. The Nantucket Chocolatier is an exclusive Belgian chocolate maker for Sweet Inspirations and they have created a full line of Cranberry Creations Chocolates which are renown in their own respect.
Sweet Inspirations doesn’t discriminate against diabetics or just other folks who’d rather skip the sugar and not skimp on the taste. They have Sugar free Almond Bark Sugar free Cookie (cookie dipped in German dark chocolate) and Sugar free Schooners (hand made with German Dark Chocolate) just to name a few.
On this day we opted to be different and forgo the Truffles in lieu of Carmel Cranberry Bark for my lovely and for me it was the Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Carmel. Both of these fine dining’s we both enjoyed fully and we’d even planned on going back to revisit this neighborhood treasure as it surely competed with some of the finest hand made chocolates either of us had ever had.
While time was not on our side on this occasion, we both were able to move ahead with the knowledge that we will definitely return on our next visit to Nantucket isle and so should you, if you ever get the chance. The Nantucket Chocolatier also has a store on Cape Ann (6 School St. 978-526-0040)