If you or your loved ones have a sweet tooth in need of indulging this holiday season, give the gift of visiting Sweeets in Larchmont. Their Palmer Avenue location, opened in June of 2015, is packed – quite literally wall-to-wall – with classic confections that’ll appeal to even the most particular taste buds.
This year’s holiday favorites include solid chocolate tree ornaments, chocolate-filled candy canes, deliciously melt-y hot chocolate dippers, and candy cane place card holders for formal seating of elves and family alike. Topping the list this year as hostess gifts are Li-Lac and Mademoiselle de’Margaux French chocolates, John Kelly fudge straight from Hollywood, and both German and French varieties of fine marzipan. Decorated, chocolate-covered Oreos and a Champagne flute of nut-free Sixlets (round candy-coated, chocolate-flavored candy made by Canadian-based Oak Leaf Confections) pair extremely well, or go literal with a beer-and-chocolate pairings gift set. Sweeets also offers vegan gummies, kosher chocolates, gluten-free wine gums, and even a wide array of sugar-free goodies for guests on your list wary of other allergens.
And, yes, let’s not bury the lead: edible gold rock candy.
Sweeets offers the sugar crystal rods dipped either partially or fully in your choice of edible sterling silver or 24k gold. A diamond may be forever, but these opulent eats won’t last long around your friends and family.
In addition to the holiday fare, Sweeets stocks a huge variety of gourmet candies from around the world: English allsorts (colorful licorice) and wine gums (chewy, gumdrop-like sweets), Haribo Tagadas from France, and almond brittle flown in weekly from California. Fan favorites include the deceptively simple chocolate-caramel pretzels, Project 7 charity gums, Nordic fish (trust us, they’re better than Swedish variety), and hot pepper licorice bites reminiscent of a sweet and hot mole sauce. Tasting is, of course, encouraged, and nearly all of it can be purchased mixed-and-matched by the pound, all hand-served and bagged in front of you. (But always separate your licorice; that rule is non-negotiable and for your benefit.)
If none of that jumps out to dominate your holiday festivities, Sweeets owner Tracy Doyle is happy to bring her party-planning prowess with custom orders. “It depends on the sophistication of the client and event, and then we go from there,” she says. “We can make anything happen.”
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