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Sweet Spot

A very, very hidden-away candy shop

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rom most angles, Force 5 Watersports looks like a surf and summer clothing store. But come closer. The back room is a candy shop run by local schoolkids, with enough sugary confections to make every one of your teeth want to run for the hills. This secret sweet spot has been providing locals and vacationers with sugar highs (and keeping island dentists in business) since 2001.But it’s never advertised, and depends on word of mouth. So now you know, too. … Clements



Force 5 owner Jessie Brooks was inspired to create the same feel-good quality candy store as the Penny Patch, where he went as a kid on Nantucket in the 1970s.