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Leprechauns, Castles, Lucky Clovers, Laughter… and Irish Potatoes

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.

*Photocredit: NYCupcake & The Original Fudge Kitchen @ CapeMay.com

Tempted by Crystal Temptations Candies

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.

*Photocredit: NYCupcake & Crystal Temptations

 

Global Amici

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.

*Photocredit: Fab.com

global amici three tier canister small

Dedicated to My Beloved “The Goodie Jar”

Three recommends located in Manhattan & Westchester, New York:

Economy Candy: Stocks old-time favorites (oldies but goodies)…

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!

*Photos to be posted soon.