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Sweet and spooky Halloween favourites for those who would rather skip the tricks and go straight to the treats.
If you’re too old to go trick-or-treating, never fear—we’ve rounded up some Halloween-inspired goodies that are simply spooktacular.
In keeping with the eerie spirit of the season, the chocolatiers at Chez Christophe have created some truly ghoulish showpieces. Their solid chocolate eyeballs are painted with dyed cocoa butter for a gruesome (but still delicious!) finish. Both the chocolate eyes and severed chocolate fingers come in edible sugar-glass laboratory bottles. The Halloween collection also features ghost and jack o’-lantern lollipops, and “Tête de Mort” chocolate skulls.
Even desserts can get dressed up for Halloween! The Pie Hole has given their classic apple pie, made with sweet local B.C. gala and tart local B.C. granny smith apples, a mummy makeover for the season. And their spookiest offering, Ghouly Grasshopper Pie, comes complete with severed sugar cookie witch fingers. Finally, to satisfy your sweet tooth, Candy Bar Pie and Candy Corn S’More pay homage to the goodies that end up in every trick-or-treater’s bag.
In keeping with the orange-and-black aesthetic of the season, La Glace is offering an artisanal take on a classic Canadian flavour. They’ve taken nostalgic Tiger Tail ice cream (orange cream striped with black licorice) and have reimagined it as Le Tigre in honour of the holiday. The La Glace version includes a Valrhona chocolate swirl and is available by the scoop until the end of the month.
Ollia’s Spooky collection recreates some iconic Halloween images in adorable macarons, like their Yummy Mummy (raspberry), Screamsicle (orange creamsicle), and Frank (milk chocolate). The meringue-based confections are also a great gluten-free option.
Black cats, pumpkins and ghosts—oh my! Cute Halloween designs are the icing on top of these sugar biscuits from Milk and Cookies Bakeshop. Designs include blushing ghosts, smiling Frankenstein creatures and cross-eyed bats for those who prioritize sweet over scary.
Yew mixologist Jessica Hoffman has created the perfect cocktail for those who want to get into the spooky spirit. Inspired by the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, the Skull Crusher cocktail is made with cinnamon-infused mezcal and topped with an intricate skull design. Get the recipe here.
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