In the heart of uptown Jackson, nestled amongst the boutiques, gift shops, and salons...there’s a magical little place that we here at the 573 have just been dying to visit!
MoMo’s Favorite Treats on High Street has had our attention for quite some time, and today is the day we get to go get our sweets on!
The first thing I noticed upon arrival was the vast openness of the space. The kitchen and dining areas are one, giving visitors the opportunity to watch all the magic happen. With a sweet and calming decor that makes you feel peaceful, motivated, and very welcome all at the same time, I could see this being a great place for a birthday party or baby shower.
“Oh yeah, the cookie sandwich is one of my best sellers…”
However, there wasn’t much time to appreciate the motif because seconds after looking around my eyes were drawn to the display case where I spotted a large array of beautimous treats (including special peanut butter cookies for dogs) and on the end was some sort of wonderful Hulked-out super cookie that pulled me to the glass like a tractor beam and actually brought a tear to my eye.
“Oh yeah, the cookie sandwich is one of my best sellers…” came a lovely voice from right above me. I looked up and saw our gracious hostess grinning at me like she could read my mind.
Missouri native and treat enthusiast, Melissa Flinn opened up her shop in spring of 2018 and has been growing in leaps and bounds ever since. Here’s the 411 on Melissa and MoMo’s Favorite Treats.
How did you come up with the name MoMo?
“My sister gave me all sorts of nicknames when we were younger (some “normal” some super crazy, lol) and MoMo is the one that stuck. Now my nieces and nephews call me MoMo, so I thought why not?”
When did MoMo's Favorite Treats first open?
“I started doing it out of my house, under the Cottage Food Law, in June of 2016 and moved to the store front in May of 2018.”
"...people always told me that my sugar cookies were the best ever..."
When did you know you wanted a sweets shop?
“Good question, lol! I have baked for a long time during the holidays and stuff and people always told me that my sugar cookies were the best ever. Of course we were living in STL at the time, so there was no way I was going to try and sell them there. There are too many bakery type places in the area. I always joked that if we ever moved to a smaller town I would consider it. Well, then we did and I went ahead and decided to try it and it went fairly well...”
Tell us about your family.
“I have been married for 11 years and have two boys: Carter (9) and Nicholas (6). We have a dog, 3 cats and 2 rabbits.”
What's next for MoMo's?
“We are mov