Hi mikichan,I've read other threads but couldn't find the answer.
The dictionary says for sweet “(often plural) a pleasurable experience, state, etc: the sweets of success.”, but is that the only thing "sweets" means in AE? Does "sweets" can mean something that taste sweet at all?
Which dictionary did you find "the sweets of success" in? That sounds very odd.
Interesting. I've never seen it used that way. The OED has several examples, but none more recent than 1861.(often plural) a pleasurable experience, state, etc: the sweets of success
Photography. Hemel Hempstead: Argus Specialist Publications, 1990 - ‘High-spirited slum children, a tired ballet dancer, a work face imprinted with the sweets of life and wisdom, a miner proud as a nobleman, these were some of his favourite subjects’ said Stanley Turner, of the University of Dundee, the Trustees of the Peto legacy.