Island life should be sweet.
A message from Sharon Clark, owner of St. Simons Sweets
As it often does in south Georgia, it all begins with family.
I have six aunts. The youngest is in her 50's. The oldest is, well, never mind! And they all have dessert recipes to die for. They have been handed down since heaven knows when. Grandmother Jones Applecake recipe is over 100 years old, and Aunt Niti's Key Lime Cupcake and Peanut Butter Bliss recipe is a family secret.
Then there's Mom's Divinity-with-a-capital-D. As southern folks say, you ain't seen nothin' like it. Mom has perfected the art of making the fluffiest, most perfect Divinity in the world. I used to tell her she could make Divinity standing out in the rain. (For the uninitiated, the weather in South Georgia can make or break Divinity. On a soggy day, it flops into a gooey patty instead the fluffy pieces with pretty peaks. But not Mom's. She's got the touch.)
Still, for that history, when my husband and I moved to St. Simons in 2005, opening a sweet shop was the last thing on my mind. Actually, it wasn't on my mind at all! After working in Brunswick with Norfolk and Southern Railroad for ten years, I was ready to help my husband with his business. But I got antsy.
He and I had been making weekend trips to Pier Village for years. We'd noticed that while most beach towns have a fudge shop, there were none to be found in St. Simons.
I got more antsy.
So after Mom and Dad retired, I found an open spot in the Village and asked Mom if she wanted to share Divinity. Next thing you know, we had the sweet shop our little beach town had been missing. And the rest is history.
The store remains an old fashioned beach town sweet shop, and I intend to keep it that way. Meantime, we're proud to make our goodies available online. We'll get them to you fresh and delivery is always free. Because ain't nothin' sweeter than love and family.