Treat or Bust
I am not ashamed to admit that I love candy. When the Rite-Aid near my apartment put many favorite varieties on sale last month, I bought several bags and brought them into the office. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joys (that's a controversial one, I know), Snickers, Peanut M&Ms and Junior Mints top my list. Excepting the occasional splurges on $7 candy at movie theater concession stands, Halloween is the one time of year when I venture away from my love of quality chocolate in favor of bright wrappers. That said, there are plenty of fun, spooky Halloween treats at fine chocolatiers around town. The bakeries are also a good bet for top-notch, themed sugar treats. If you prefer single source to Skor bars, here are some fun festive finds.
Biagio Fine Chocolate has the best assortment around. The shop is selling Chocolat Moderne's eerie collection of truffles with pumpkin and spiderweb decorations. The collection includes caramels, with flavors like the Calvados and tart apple flavor of Gory Green Apple, burnt caramel and Chinese five spice in Spooky Spices and Extra Sensory Espresso. Pralines include Pumpkin Panic, with toasted pumpkin seed, Headless Hazelnut with hazelnut puree and Open Sesame with toasted sesame. The shop also stocks Bloomsberry & Co.'s top-quality chocolate bars with Halloween labels like Broomstick Fuel and Witch Crossing. If you prefer to pick and choose, custom boxes will include tarot cards with a cobweb topping.
Kingsbury Chocolates has white chocolate ghosts, milk chocolate pumpkins and dark chocolate cats, which are sold together and separately. If you're more into the seasonal symbols, stock up on acorns and leaves.
Artisan Confections has chocolate-coated soft caramels with ghosts and pumpkins decorated on them.
For baked goods, Buzz has a myriad of Halloween cupcakes, including chocolate, vanilla and pumpkin varieties. Maggie Moo's has three flavors of ice cream cupcakes, while Sticky Fingers has themed vegan chocolate and vanilla cupcakes.
Posted by: Christina | October 31, 2007 3:57 PM | Report abuse
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