Monday, June 27, 2011

Shaq Sweetness! Loading up and having fun!

O'Neal eating candy in Sugar Factory

O'Neal and Alexander with novelty candy

Tyler Hansbrough

Shaquille O'Neal was the biggest kid in the candy store yesterday afternoon as the NBA phenom celebrated his retirement and satisfied his sweet tooth at Sugar Factory  at Paris Las Vegas. O'Neal, who was accompanied by girlfriend, reality star Nicole Alexander, sampled sweets in Sugar Factory's retail store, picking up heaping handfuls of sour gummy candies, chocolate-covered gummy bears  and a few tank tops for Alexander. The doting duo loved Sugar Factory's signature Couture Pops and playfully posed for photos with fans.

Following their shopping excursion, O'Neal and Alexander grabbed a private booth at The Chocolate Lounge inside Sugar Factory American Brasserie and indulged in milk chocolate and cookies and cream  milkshakes, along with a plate full of handmade chocolate truffles.

Also spotted at the sweetest spot on the Strip was Indiana Pacers player, Tyler Hansbrough. The NBA player was enjoying Sugar Factory American Brasserie’s signature Red Velvet pancakes at the restaurant with a group of friends. He also stopped to look around the sprawling retail section and check out the selection of candy.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Photo Credit:     Ethan Miller/Getty Images (Shaq images)

                                Sugar Factory (Hansbrough image)

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