Among the ocean's inhabitants, only the shark is known for its sweet tooth, regularly decimating populations of malted milk eel and Swedish fish. Follow its finny lead with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of candy sushi from Sweet Sushi on Rosedale Heights Drive, or via their online shop (the delivery fee is not included).
Concocted from puffed-rice cereal, marshmallows, and fruit leather, Sweet Sushi's candied creations make for a low-fat, low-calorie treat whose resemblance to traditional sushi lends a playful vibe to any dessert tray. Position a chopstick or three over one of the decidedly unfishy options, hand-rolled to imitate favourite maki and sashimi savouries, including the rainbow and glitter rolls (21 calories per piece) and the cocoa maki roll (49 calories per piece). Platters, which come in a variety of sizes, are accompanied by chopsticks and candy “dipping sauces” devilishly disguised as wasabi, ginger, and soy. Generous gift-givers and fiendish pranksters can present unwitting recipients with a beautifully constructed bento box ($10) filled with 14-pieces of sugary surprise. For larger functions or appetites, a small platter of 45 pieces ($40) is also available. Patrons prone to indecision or itchy phone-dialing fingers are free to use this Groupon over multiple orders.
Owner and creator Jessica Schwartz, part of a multigenerational family of cooks, originally concocted the candy morsels during a bout of confectionary experimentation and eventually made her mania for swapping seaweed with fruit leather a full-scale business. The stylish snacks make an excellent complement to birthday parties, weddings, and corporate trust falls.
Sweet Sushi has been featured in the Star:
- The cute treats mimic maki, sashimi and kebabs, but there's nothing fishy about them. – Susan Sampson, Star
Sweet Sushi by Jessica
Three generations of chefs passed on their talents to Sweet Sushi by Jessica's eponymous founder, who brings an epicurean flair to her baked goods, which are shaped to look like sushi. Colourful bands of fondant on top of petite rice-krispies treats emulate nigiri sushi and make for a low-fat, low-calorie goodie. Her kitchen also creates bite-size cake balls in flavours such as coconut dream cake, lemon meringue, and chocolate mint. Flavoured popcorns, from cheddar to milk-chocolate caramel, round out the menu.
32 Rosedale Heights Dr.
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 8A2Get Directions