Halloween is just around the corner, and local chocolatiers are getting into the spirit of the holiday with themed, handcrafted treats. Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate is offering two pound golden skulls — fabricated for Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips by Joshua King — made from 72% South American dark chocolate. She’s also crafted two pound “bloody hearts” (that are anatomically correct), tiny brains, and miniature skulls filled with dulce de leche and sea salt. The chocolatiers at CocoAndre have put together a selection of themed goodies. There’s colorful hand-painted skulls, chocolate coffins, jack-o-lanterns, owls, witches and more. Kate Weiser is offering beautiful, hand-painted skulls and pumpkins. And Chocolate Secrets has a range of treats from hand-made candy corns and chocolate pops to painted truffles. The sweets are a perfect option for those folks who want to go above and beyond Hershey’s bars and M&M’s this year.Full Story
Love is in the air.
Dark chocolate love.
There’s nothing worse about being stuck at home on a snow day, when you know there are seven different chocolate bars waiting for you at the office. And the kicker? Our web designer, Ricky Ferrer, is there, right now, munching away on the leftovers. I found this out over gchat. Thanks, man. Thanks, a lot.Full Story
Cotton candy is all grown up. No longer relegated to descriptive flavors like pink and blue, Fluffpops is reinventing the sugary treat for a more mature audience. Spun in small-scale cotton candy machines designed by Fluffpops founder Yasmeen Tadia, the sweet-on-a-stick is far from the sticky mess of State Fair memories I associate with cotton […]Full Story
Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses that make DFW a better place to live. For twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Candy Day. […]Full Story
Don’t be alarmed if on Nov. 1 and 2 someone wishes you “Feliz Día de los Muertos,” or Happy Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos is a sacred time celebrated for millennia (In the modern era, the Day of the Dead corresponds with the All Souls Day and All […]Full Story
The DMN reports that Trader Joe’s is planning to open a second location in Dallas on the corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane. It’s set to open next year in a 14,000-square-foot store once construction begins late this year or early 2013. This means that in a year (if all goes well), […]Full Story
There are two things in life you can’t criticize, or you risk getting pounced: In-N-Out and See’s Candies. When I told this to my mother yesterday, she gently reminded me of the first time I’d ever had See’s Candies. I was six. My parents took my older brother and me to Las Vegas for Christmas […]Full Story
I could never see the big the deal about See’s Candies, a California-based company, but I see from a very recent press release that See’s is opening its first Texas location inside Stonebriar Mall. There will probably be a sea of people at the Grand Opening celebration taking place on Friday, April 27 starting at […]Full Story
She rough and tough but clueless. Hear her worst-mother-of-the-year plea: My kids no longer eat jelly beans and malted milk eggs, but I still want to create a nice Easter basket for them. They love Walnettos, the old-fashion walnut chew. Does anyone know where I can buy them in Dallas? There’s no time to get […]Full Story