Bayside Sweets and Treats

Bayside Sweets and Treats


Posted 2015-03-08 by Bianca N Vfollow
You can't miss the colourful windows of Bayside Sweets and Treats, located in Mentone Parade - as the address suggests - right in the heart of Mentone; and if you can resist the temptation to peek inside, then you've got much stronger will power than most of us.

Offering a ginormous range, including ye olde sweets like boiled lollies, rocky road and Dutch fudge, through to the latest treats, faraway favourites from the UK and US, and classic chocolates - if you've got a craving, they've got you covered.

If you're looking for very particular treats for your kids' birthday party bags or for a special occasion or corporate event, chances are, you'll find it here. also has an adorable range of colourful tutus, hair berets and wands that are very reasonably priced.

Owner Joe Salanitri prides himself on being local and giving back to the community that supports him. Each week, hosts in-store treasure hunts for the local littlies, hiding a miniature character from Joe's Super Mario Brothers collection somewhere in the shop, and placing a clue on the clue board for kids to decipher.

Coming up to Easter, daily treasure hunts are being launched, with the prize jackpotting if not won, getting bigger and better every day that passes. Plus, anytime from now until Easter, drop by the store and make a gold coin donation to guess the number of mini Easter eggs in the jar, with all proceeds donated to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal and the lucky winner of course taking home the jar.

While Good Friday is "all about the spirit of giving," as Joe says, "beyond Easter it is still important to give." So under the banner of Bayside Sweets and Treats, Joe is sponsoring a child through World Vision and asking locals to pledge not dollars, but written letters throughout the year, to help keep in touch and show them the whole community cares. After all, it takes a village to raise a child.

first opened its doors in December 2008. In January 2014 Joe took over, continuing to provide a sweet tooth's paradise with an ever-growing product range. The story doesn't end there though; Joe plans to expand the range further to include custom made birthday cakes in partnership with local suppliers, so will virtually have a one stop shop covering all your party needs.

Pop in and say hello, try your luck guessing the number of Easter eggs in the jar for the Good Friday Appeal , let your kids search for the hidden mini Mario or Luigi and support a local trader doing his bit to be a real part of the community.

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Photographs by Bianca N V.

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