During my recent birthday jaunt to Eastern Market via a bike tour with Wheelhouse Detroit, I made a first-time visit to Rocky’s Historic Eastern Market, a dry-goods store on Russell Street.
What an impressive assortment of goodies this place peddles! Certain items especially caught my eye:
-The wide assortment of nuts and nut butters, including the intriguing ghost-pepper peanuts and spicy peanut butter
-Locally-made goods such as Gus & Grey jams (an obsession of mine!)
-A bulk candy section brimming with chocolates and glossy hard candies in every color of the rainbow, delighting my inner six-year-old
-Ant Wafers. These are chocolate-covered confections crunchy with – you guessed it – real black ants(!).
I left Rocky’s with an item small enough to easily carry back with me on my bike: a jar of Gus & Grey’s Hubba! Hubba! raspberry-habanero jam. Those ghost-pepper peanuts still entice me, though!
2489 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207