The creators of The Scent Lab are here to transport you to sweet-toothed nirvana.
Straight out of our childhood fantasies, Geelong’s new sugar-coated wonderland is the sort of sweet shop that’ll get the kid in you salivating.
Launching last week, The Sweets Lab is the newest venture from local Adam Kerrins, the brains behind the well-loved The Scent Lab.
The key takeaways
- The Sweets Lab has just launched in Geelong
- This is the newest venture from the brains behind The Scent Lab
- The online candy store is continuing to expand its range by the day
Kind of like a giant homage to Australian sweets, the online pick-and-mix lolly store features only the best quality lollies, delivering taste sensations that belong in the sweetest of dreams.
One glace at their offering and you’ll be convinced they’ve got every kind of sweet under the sun – and they continue to expand by the day. From bananas, choc babies, skittles, blueberry clouds and clunkers, to cola bottles, fruity chews, sherbet bombs, snakes and jelly beans, there are over 80 different types of ‘pick and mix’ chocolate and gummies to choose from.
Catering to every kind of sweet tooth, there’s even a gluten-free range featuring more than 10 types of coeliac-safe sugar-coated treats, including sour chews, fruit rings, gummy bears and soft jubes.
Lollies are available in 1kg single-variety packs, or you can pick your own mix made with up to 10 different varieties with options of 1kg or 2kg bags. Alternatively, there’s also premixed options to choose from which are carefully curated for the less fussy sweet tooths out there; alongside gender reveals packs and sour mixes.
Unlike a regular dusty pick-and-mix store, The Sweets Lab products are all carefully packed by hand in Geelong to customers exact specifications so you don’t have to worry about random grubby hands touching your prized goods.
With Kerrins at the helm of the business and a cult following for sister company The Scent Lab, the sweet venture is (unsurprisingly) already making waves in Geelong, with the business garnering more than 200 orders in their first week.
Launching in early 2018, The Scent Lab has gone from strength to strength, earning a solid reputation in the region for its handmade candles, soaps and bathbombs.
From humble beginnings selling his products at the Belmont Market, the demand for Kerrins’ 100% handmade products saw the business move into the retail space, opening its first store on Ryrie Street just long enough to get us hooked before moving to Westfield to allow for a larger range of products.
While COVID and the business’ location in a shopping complex initially threatened The Scent Lab, its loyal customer base rose to the challenge, treating themselves online with all the products needed for an iso pamper session. Closing the pop-up in Westfield, the business then moved to its current location at Little Fyans Street, taking over a warehouse and filling it with bright colours, sweet smells and an expanded product line (again).
Now you’ll find everything from bath bombs, candles, whipped soaps, and reed diffusers, to bath salts, wax melts, sugar scrubs, face masks, and shampoo bars. There’s even beard oil, magnesium spray, body custard, hand sanitiser, hair detangler, and products for pets (think pet shampoo and Dog spritz deodoriser).
While the spaces are currently separate, The Sweets Lab will eventually be available to purchase with your favourite items from The Scent Lab too.
With a clear knack for growing a local business and catering to exactly what the region wants, we’re beyond excited to see where Kerrins takes his new sugar-coated venture.