Our Story...

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 Redford Theatre.

First Years

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.

Product Development

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!

Special Recognition

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!

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