Candy Shop for Both Kids and Adults Opens in Park Slope

By Leslie Albrecht on November 19, 2013 6:55am 

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 Bit O' Sweet sells sweets for both children and adults.
Candy Shop for Both Kids and Adults Opens in Park Slope
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PARK SLOPE — Sugar fiends young and old can get their fix at a new candy store in Park Slope.

Bit O' Sweet, at 315 Fourth Ave. and Third Street, carries treats to satisfy both kids and adults, owner Annette Bruno said.

"I thought, 'Every candy shop I go to caters more toward kids — how about a place where parents can get little treats?'" Bruno said.

"I want kids to be happy, and I want parents to have that feeling of nostalgia, but also feel that they're discovering new products that they haven’t seen."

In addition to classic kids' treats like gummy candies, Bit O' Sweet stocks treats for more refined palates, such as marshmallows that taste like Guinness, dried fruit, chai-flavored caramels and Askinosie chocolate bars made with bitter-tasting dark chocolate.

Bit O' Sweet also carries cookies, baking supplies, sauces, syrups and specialty items such as edible Scrabble tiles. The store stocks some vegan candies and locally produced sweets.

Bruno said the store will sell kids' party favor bags and also offer catering services.

Other recent comings and goings on the neighborhood retail and restaurant scene include the following:

Terrace Bagels Cafe, the popular Windsor Terrace bagel shop, recently completed a lengthy move and renovation and unveiled its new space. The new cafe has a sleeker look and a seating area. The shop moved just two doors down, to 222 Prospect Park West, between 16th Street and Windsor Place.

Gorilla Coffee plans to open its new outpost at 472 Bergen St. (near Flatbush Avenue) on Nov. 27, a store spokeswoman told DNAinfo.

Calexico, the long-awaited taco shop that's moving into 278 Fifth Ave. near Garfield Place, is now expected to open in January, Effed in Park Slope reported. The Park Slope location will be the first Calexico with a diaper-changing station in the bathroom, according to FIPS.

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