Last Call for Spooky Treats
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought you might like a few tips for stocking your candy bowl (the stuff you hand out, we mean… although we wouldn’t blame you for stashing some away for yourself) and for planning some snacks for the spookiest day of the year.
This year, instead of buying mini Snickers and little bags of gummy bears, you can treat the kids to candy from a couple of local shops. BonBon’s Candy Shop has just about everything, and this time of year they also sell some fall- and Halloween-themed treats. There are gummy pumpkins, fall-colored gummy worms, gummy brains (eek!), Halloween-decorated dipped pretzels and more.
Across town at Askinosie Chocolate, the truly delish gourmet chocolate bars are $10 to $15 a pop and might be a bit too luxe for the Halloween candy bowl. But Askinosie also sells adorable little mini dark chocolate bars that are the perfect size to toss out to costumed cuties.
Back at home, you might be hungry for some post-trick-or-treating snacks that are a bit more savory. Enter the local charcuterie board slingers. Several of them offer spooky boards that feature fun accents like toy skeletons and spiders alongside the cheeses, meats and more that you expect on a charcuterie board. Some of the spots offering them this year are SPLIT Social Kitchen, 417 Charcuterie, Lavish Grazing (who serves them in a coffin-shaped box to up the spookiness factor), and Forage Charcuterie.