That’s right folks, it’s almost time to bust out your bunny ears and cram that basket with what’s good and what's right. If you’re looking to be more of a hero than what a handful of Butterfinger eggs will get ya, we’ve got you covered.
Get thee to Golden Fig, stat! Laurie McCann Crowell has the whole placed tricked out with local and regional products from small businesses that care about what goes in your face. Together we put together this basket, which rules. It has a Patisserie 46 chocolate bunny, beautiful MarieBelle chocolates, simply beautiful Wandering Rabbits bon bons, some chai spiced peanut butter with a toffee bar with which to dip, jelly beans that are free of high fructose corn syrup and don't miss it, and because it was for me I added a little GF signature Lavendar Lemonade and a Jack Rudy Elderflower tonic for my post basket cocktailing.
And also, I got some carrot ginger soup from her cooler, because it helps with the sugar shock.
I’m more than a little bit frenzied by the assortment of chocolates here. They are so pretty, and luxe, and delicious. The turquoise boxed Vosges salted caramels don’t even need a basket. The bean-to-bar small batched Raaka bars should go in your eco-kids bag, while the aesthete can nibble the Chocolat Modern bars with all the shades of cool NewYorkness. Also, whiskey pairing chocolates.
The cutest neighborhood candy store is still going strong. Do NOT miss the triple dipped malted milk balls, the stellar black licorice selection, and a great array of retro favorites for the oldsters (just don’t mix your Zots with your Pop Rocks, it’s illegal in 38 states).
If you didn’t know there was a whole store of Peeps in Minnesota, I feel sorry for you. Are you morally opposed to Peeps? Maybe you should consider roasting some that have been dipped in bourbon first. That works.
I personally love the fact that you can find some international treats and a LOAD of real Cadbury chocolates here. Yorkie bars, Milka bars, specialty gümmis found no where else. Plus you might feel the need to plunk a little tin of sardines or a jar of sausages in your little popkin’s basket, just to keep them on their toes.
If you think you can get a little something healthy in their mouths, TJ sells a bag of colorful organic heirloom carrots this time of year. They look like candy, they taste like victory.