For Those With a Sweet Tooth

It’s a very good thing that calories don’t count over the holidays!  So leave the milk and cookies for Santa and indulge in these outrageous goodies which also make wonderful presents for loved ones….

Chocolate Snowmen ($33)

Celebrate the season with L.A. Burdick’s delectable hand-dipped chocolate snowmen. Each snowman is hand-piped with clementine and dark chocolate ganache, topped with a roasted hazelnut, dipped in white chocolate, then finished with a dark chocolate top hat. Each wood box is stamped with a silver snowflake wax seal.  It’s hard for grown-ups not to feel all warm inside after devouring this Frosty.

Holiday Truffle Collection,  32 piece ($78.00)

Deck the halls with a collection of Vosges seasonal chocolate parfums designed to lure your palate into the holiday spirit.  Untie the purple grosgrain ribbon to reveal eight of each seasonal chocolate truffle flavor inside a shimmering silver box.  Each box includes an enclosure card that details the story behind its inspiration.  The limited edition Holiday Truffle Collection parfums include:
Marrone Pistacchio (new!) –  Italian chestnuts + Sicilian pistachios + 45% cacao deep milk chocolate
Plum Pudding – plum + Armagnac + marzipan + 65% dark chocolate
Peppermint Candy Cane – peppermint candy cane + 65% dark chocolate
Eggnog and Jamaican Rum – Appleton Estate rum + Grenadian nutmeg + ginger + Dominican Republic white chocolate

Chocolate Figs – 6pc
These chocolate figs are as good as they get.  John & Kira’s import tender, organic dried Calabacita figs from a small family farm in Spain then personally fill them with a silky smooth, whiskey infused Valrhona dark chocolate ganache.  They are then hand-dipped in 62% dark chocolate and carefully placed in their own gift box . . . finished with a letter-pressed card.  The press these figs have received would make any aspiring actor envious.  They appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and have been featured not once but twice in Oprah‘s magazine.  Wine Spectator loves them as well.

For those celebrating the Festival of Lights:

8 Nights of Hanukkah ($40.00) Festive “8 Nights of Hanukkah” lets you give a delicious treat every night! 6oz. bag of milk and dark chocolate drizzled popcorn, 4oz. bag of hand dipped chocolate potato chips, 4 pack of chocolate dipped oreo cookies with chocolate Star of David, and blue sprinkles, 1 mini chocolate & crispy pizza with blue and white sprinkles and Star of David enhancement, 3 pack chocolate sprinkles pretzel logs, 4 pack of chocolate chip cookies 1/2 dipped in white chocolate with blue sprinkles, 1 half solid milk chocolate dreidle, and 1 solid milk chocolate menorah with enhancements.

Gifts that even come with a New Year’s resolution! Savor the final weeks of 2011. Here’s to a super sweet and delicious 2012 where all treats should come by the dozen!

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Lainie Gutterman - Before giving birth to her son in 2009 and becoming a stay-at-home mom, Lainie was a founding partner of a Public Relations firm. Lainie describes herself as "a natural born publicist who is constantly spreading the word about new products, activities and events." When Lainie is not chasing after her son or they are not watching Nick Jr or reading together, she scrapbooks and writes posts for her blog, "Me, Myself & Baby I" at Lainie and her family live in New York City, where she sacrifices living space (but not style) to be in the center of it all in "the city that never sleeps." (Fortunately, her toddler is a sound sleeper who doesn't rise until after 9am, on most days.)

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