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Sweet Tooth of Rockford

July 7, 2011

  • 53 Bridge Street E
  • Rockford, MI 49341
  • (616) 866-3033
  • Website
  • No Online Menu

I have one co-worker who loves ice cream break….but really, who doesn’t?  We were in Rockford working on a project when we came to a standstill.  We needed to kill time but we both brought our lunches and didn’t really want to incur the expense of eating out.  As we were driving through downtown Rockford, she said to me, “Are there any ice cream places nearby?”

I’m not really familiar with downtown Rockford, but I assumed there had to be.  As we drove down Bridge Street, I saw a sign for Hudsonville ice cream.  Score.

Sweet Tooth of Rockford is a really neat, old building that just underwent renovations at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets in downtown Rockford.  The family business has been around for over 100 when it started as a small operation selling popcorn, peanuts, and cigarettes out of a wagon.  The recipes have been handed down for over 105 years and they still sell the caramel corn and candy apples from the original recipes.

My two coworkers and I were in the market for some ice cream, so we made our way passed the popcorn display to get to the back of the store where the ice cream case is.  The two ladies I was with both went for single scoops of ice cream.  Sweet Tooth sells only Hudsonville Ice cream and, according to their website, all the flavors were handpicked by the owner.  I honestly don’t even know what they picked but both of them were very happy we found the place.  They talked about it for the rest of the night.

As for me, I ordered a large Oreo Flurry.  As you would expect, the Flurry is soft serve ice cream that is mixed with Oreo cookies.  The large was much bigger than I expected and at four bucks, I great value.  It took a few minutes for my ice cream to be mixed up.  I then headed passed the shelves of candy to pay.  It was hard to ignore it all, but I didn’t need any more sugar than what I already had.

While our main focus was ice cream, Sweet Tooth has a lot of other great products.  One of my co-workers also picked up a box of white cheddar popcorn which was absolutely delicious.  She thought so too because she didn’t really share with us.  One small handful each and that was it.  They also do shaved ice and they’re selling products from Cherry Republic which specializes in, surprise, cherry treats.

Sweet Tooth of Rockford was exactly what we were looking for. It’s a really cute shop with reasonably priced sweet treats.  It’s not the gourmet chocolate shop I think of when I think of candy store, but that’s not a bad thing.   We were all bad and had ice cream before we had dinner, but it made the day go by quicker because everyone was happy.

Large Oreo Flurry

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2015 4:53 pm

    Hello, I am creating a new website for The Sweet Tooth in Rockford. I’m wondering if I may link your review to their website? Thank you,
    Julie

    • SW Michigan Dining permalink*
      May 16, 2015 10:38 pm

      Absolutely. Sorry it took me so long to reply.

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