Sweet Potato Sensations was incorporated in
December of 1987, and is located at 17337 Lahser Road one block
North of Grand River Ave., in Detroit, Michigan across the street from the Historical
Jeffery and Cassandra Thomas are the owners of Sweet Potato Sensations.
Cassandra developed a sweet potato cookie recipe in 1976, to expand
her husband’s favorite food choice candied sweet potatoes
(or more commonly know as candied yams). After conducting market
tests and distributing hundreds of cookie samples, the feedback
was overwhelmingly positive to launch Sweet Potato Sensations.
Sweet Potato Sensations is the “Sweet Potato Lover’s
Heaven on Earth”.
From that first cookie recipe an entire line of delicious sweet
potato products has been created. Presently the product line includes:
Sweet potato cookies, two variety walnut/raisin or walnut/chocolate
chip, sweet potato cheesecake, sweet potato pie, sweet potato
cake, sweet potato ice cream, sweet potato pecan pie, candied
yams and sweet potato cobbler. Future products in development
are, sweet potato bread, sweet potato rolls, sweet potato candy
and much more! Sweet Potato Sensations is proud to continue the
legacy George Washington Carver started, by creating a variety
of sweet potato products!
Sweet Potato Sensations has been featured in various national
and local publications including: Detroit Monthly Magazine, one
of the Best of Detroit, in their 11th Annual List; The Detroit
News, The Detroit Free Press, AAA’s Michigan Living Magazine.
Cassandra and Sweet Potato Sensations were featured Spring 2004
on “The Best Of’, the highly rated Food Network program
hosted by Marc Silverstein. Cassandra has also
appeared on Kelly & Company of Channel 7 (ABC News Affiliate;
Best Bets of Detroit, Channel 4, (NBC news affiliate) and Glenn
Plumber of CTN-Channel 26. Sweet Potato Sensations has been selected
to serve desserts at the Detroit Branch NAACP Fight for Freedom
Fund Dinner, the largest sit down dinner in America, for the past
seven years! The National Coalition of 100 Black Women and WINGS
(Women in Need of Guidance and Skills) , recently honored Cassandra
Thomas as an outstanding business woman of the year!