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.

Shaquille O’Neal and girlfriend, Nicole Alexander, with Sugar Factory Couture Pops
O’Neal eating candy in Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas

O’Neal and Alexander with novelty candy at Sugar Factory in Las Vegas

O’Neal enjoying a milkshake at The Chocolate Lounge inside Sugar Factory

Tyler Hansbrough, of the Indiana Pacers, at Sugar Factory in Paris Las Vegas

Photo Credit:
Ethan Miller/Getty Images (Shaq images)
Sugar Factory (Hansbrough image)

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