The history of Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials starts shortly after the closing of the old Sydney Bogg factory on Woodward. When Sydney Bogg closed down for good, the longtime candymakers Debbie and Gary Schlicker, and Lisa Peasley, started receiving requests for candy to be made for special events, like weddings and baby showers. At first, they had no ability to help in these cases, as they had no equipment. However, after they had received a substantial number of requests, started to make candy out of Debbie and Gary's house.
This situation was not supposed to last, but it carried on and picked up steam, as people from every event they supplied candy for started to ask, "Where did this candy come from?"
When Sydney Bogg was shut down, some of Debbie's personal items were locked in there. A good friend was driving by the Detroit store, and noticed movement in the building. She called Debbie immediately and suggested she go and get her personal items while someone was there. When they went down to get her personal things, the man who had bought the contents of the building asked her if she was going to purchase anything. "What do you mean?" she said. "Everything is for sale." he replied. With that, she called her sister Lisa, and Lisa came with her credit cards and they were able to purchase some essential equipment.
After living with a partial candy shop operating out of their home for almost a year, they realized that they needed to look into purchasing a building from which they could operate and really make this candy business flourish.