Chocolate News & Notes: The Halloween Edition
by Jennie B, Zingerman’s Chocolate Specialist
We promise they are no trick … just all treat!
Halloween isn’t going to be quite the same this year. We’re drowning our sorrows with this list of spooky sweets and warm treats. Stop by the the Deli or Next Door to browse our Halloween sweets and treats or shop online for pickup or local delivery. Here are my faves!
Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory: Karamel Krunch
Our seasonal favorite from Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory is back from vacation. Be THE trick or treat house on the block with our handmade candy, made with muscovado brown sugar caramel mixed with crisped rice, then all enrobed in swiss milk chocolate. Monsters (and their parents) everywhere will love it. More about this candy and a video of how it’s made in this post. > Shop online!
YumEarth: Fruit Snacks and Gummy Bears
These bags include ten ready to hand out pouches of fruity goodness. Available in 3 different flavor options: Organic Fruit Snacks – banana, strawberry, cherry & peach. Organic Tropical Fruit Snacks – pineapple, berry & mango. Gummy Bears – peach, pomegranate, strawberry & mango. > Shop online!
Fruition: Bourbon 61% Dark Milk Bar
This bar has won multiple awards and is a bourbon lover’s chocolate dream! Roasted nibs aged with Tuthilltown Spirits bourbon barrel staves and Hudson Baby Bourbon are hand-crafted into this dark and creamy milk chocolate. Bryan & Dahlia Graham are the founders of Fruition Chocolate Works and Confectionery, a small batch bean to bar chocolate workshop located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. With meticulous attention to detail, they slowly roast and stone grind carefully selected and ethically sourced cocoa beans to accentuate their inherent flavor. > Shop online!
OmNom: Coffee & Milk
Made in Reykjavík, Iceland this unique inclusion bar may look like a milk chocolate bar but it is actually made with cocoa butter (white chocolate) and finely ground espresso from Reykjavík Roasters. Sweet and creamy this whole bar is equivalent to 2 shots of espresso, think latte in bar form! > Shop online!
Michel Cluizel: Petit Chocolate Animals
These imported chocolates come from Michel Cluizel in Normandy, France. Designed to resemble little Lemurs and Penguins are made with both dark and milk chocolate and bits of white chocolate for detail. > Shop online!
Brezzo: Italian Honey Candy’s
The bees knees of hard candies. All natural sweets made with honey from a third generation Italian honey producer. A mixed bag of honey varietals, each containing a soft honey nectar center. > Shop online!
As the nights get a little chillier, cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate! You don’t need to wait until Halloween!
Chocolat Moderne Cocoa Casbah Hot Cocoa
The entire suite features Valrhona chocolate, with cacao contents in excess of 70%. Add a bit of milk, and you’ve got a silky smooth potion on your hands. For the Purists, look no further than Midnight Oasis. For the Explorers, we have 3 options: Madame ‘X’tasy dark cocoa with espresso, caramel and fleur de sel. Kama Sutra dark cocoa, cardamom and clove blended with coconut oil. And Mayan Eyes, which is probably the most popular cocoa, Joan formulated especially for Zingerman’s with dark cocoa, smoky chiles & warm spices with a spicy kick that will heat you up from head to toe! The baristas in the Next Door Café are ready to make a cup for you!
Enric Rovira Spanish Drinking Chocolate
So thick you can stick a spoon up in it and so intoxicating you might want to drink this sitting down! This rich chocolate traveled all the way from the workshop of Barcelona’s visionary chocolatier Enric Rovira. Your choice of sweet & smooth Tradicional made with 55% Dark Chocolate or bittersweet & decadent Amargo made with 70% Dark Chocolate. The baristas in the Next Door Café are ready to make a cup for you!