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 and cake balls at Sweet Sushi by Jessica in Thornhill or via the online shop (the delivery fee is not included).
Sweet Sushi by Jessica sates sugar cravings with artistically embellished cake balls and low-fat, low-calorie treats whose resemblance to traditional sushi lends a playful vibe to any dessert tray. Concocted from puffed-rice cereal, marshmallows, and fruit leather, these decidedly unfishy options, hand-rolled to imitate abridged papyrus scrolls and maki and sashimi savouries, include the rainbow and glitter rolls (21 calories/piece) and the cocoa maki roll (49 calories/piece). Platters come accompanied by candy dipping sauces devilishly disguised as wasabi, ginger, and soy. Generous gift givers can present unwitting recipients with a beautifully constructed bento box filled with a 14-piece sugary surprise ($12) or a platter abounding with 50 pieces ($42) to mark golden anniversaries with pet tortoises.
Sweet Sushi by Jessica also fashions delectable cake balls ($2 each), harnessing the flavours of a full cake in bite-sized form. Sugar artisans blend the red-velvet version with a signature cream-cheese icing before submerging it in premium white chocolate and red sugar crystals. The chocolate-mint cake balls, meanwhile, enlist peppermint icing and green chocolate to satisfy sweet teeth or replace grass tennis court divots.
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.