Post-Holiday Sugar Rush
Sweets that range from exotic to retro, vegan to sugar-free.user rating
The holidays may be over, but it doesn’t mean your sweet tooth is satisfied. Indulge it (or send belated gifts) with treats that aren’t your run-of-the-mill variety. These range from exotic to retro to vegan to sugar-free.
Zingerman’s Candy Manufactury takes candy bars back a century and makes them all by hand. Its Zzang! Bars come in Original peanut butter nougat and Muscavado caramel; Cashew Cow, a blend of milk chocolate, ground nuts and a cashew brittle; and What The Fudge?, milk chocolate fudge, Muscavado caramel and a malted milk cream fondant. Each is coated in 65 percent dark chocolate. To order, go to www.zingermans.com
Dylan’s Candy Bar’s Time Capsules include a cornucopia of sweet treats sorted by decade. The 1960s Capsule, for example, contains old confection favorites such as Mallow Cups, Razzles and Pixy Stix.
Chelsea Market Baskets’ Tour of Chocolates is a double-decker exploration of European and American chocolates, ideal for worldly chocolate lovers that you want to impress.
Choffy, a new brewed chocolate made from regular cocoa beans, has all the healthful antioxidant qualities of dark chocolate and is available in three blends. Made from 100 percent organic cacao beans and brewed like coffee, Choffy is sugar-, dairy-, and chemical-free and, though a natural stimulant, offers only trace amounts of caffeine.
UliMana turns out handmade, vegan, raw chocolate truffles, raw chocolate brownies, raw chocolate-dipped date rolls, nutritive cacao spreads, hot chocolate mixes and superfood treats—perfect for anyone seeking sugar-free foods. Try the Dark Cacao Truffle, Goji Cherry Truffle, the Peppermint Truffle, flavored with essential peppermint oil, and the Mayan Truffle, with cayenne and cinnamon, available in 5.5-ounce sizes—about ten pieces—and shipped in recycled cardboard boxes.—Denise Shoukas