I’m particularly sweet on The Original Fudge Kitchen’s Irish Potatoes and am planning to give these as stocking stuffers this Christmas to the lucky few. They are made of fresh cream & cinnamon besides other delicious ingredients and should be enjoyed within 2-3 weeks, even longer if frozen [this is no problem with me… no need to freeze ;)]. I enjoyed my little bunch so much that I went back the next day to buy some for my mom. My mother’s been sweet on sweets as long as I can remember and very open-minded to trying new things (even beyond our culture). Though we haven’t always seen things eye-to-eye, this is something I love about her. Besides the Irish Potatoes, I also bought her marzipans to try for the first time. Another treat I loved from TOFK was their pistachio fudge. For the sweet-toothed… The Original Fudge Kitchen’s info.
I was on line to pay for my snack and drink at Barnes & Nobles when these pretty little pastel candies caught my eye (strategically placed next to the register, might I add). I’ve never been the biggest fan of non pareils; not that I had ever turned any down either. These minty goodies taste a bit like After Eights, which I loved for many years. Great for me since I’ve been crossing chocolate off my list due to its caffeine content. I really like to keep a small container of them in my purse as after dinner mints. A week or two later, I was at Michaels Crafts and saw an adorable “milk bottle” filled with tiny fish-shaped hard candies in assorted colors. I didn’t realize they were made by the same company until I read the label. My husband said they got me pegged.
Recently I bought a terrific tiered canister from Gilt by Global Amici. I use it to store holiday candy. Everything is kept well-protected and sealed. I really love it! It’s an attractive design too. I initially wished they had the four tiered available during that sale but the three tiered has proven to be fine. I can also see this canister used to house craft bits and baubles, bath salts, among a number of other things.
I was so happy to find this shop! I can’t even recall how I did; perhaps a colleague found out about my love of sweets and mentioned that I should pay this shop a visit =) I ended up buying bags of Mary Janes and Bit O’ Honeys to share and a giant PEZ fireman dispenser to surprise a good friend. These are atypical kid favorites but so very good! My faves during my childhood were: Razzles, Chiclets, Fun Dip, Nerds, Wax Bottles, Now & Laters, Starbursts, Candy Buttons, Jolly Ranchers, and Sweetarts to name a few.
Mt. Kisco Main Street Candy: Stocks old-time favorites and baseball cards. I have to figure out the exact name and address for you. I went there yesterday and didn’t take my receipt. What I picked up: jumbo and super-jumbo sized Smarties to surprise DH, lemon head, SweeTarts, Starbursts, Razzles, Mary Janes, Laffy Taffy, and Now & Laters. I was really bad, I know =(
The Chocolate Chalet: I love chocolate truffles above all others. The more decadent e.g. chocolate-chocolate combos, the better! Our last visit was in February of this year and I believe their truffles to be phenomenal tasting and a feast for the eyes!
I was at the store today and saw my favorite childhood candy, Almond Roca. It’s still the best after all these years, out of all these possible choices in the world- better than Lindt, Godiva, Martine’s, Vosges. Since I’ve been allowing myself to have Sunny Seed Drops, I was good and didn’t buy it, but I still crave Almond Rocas.