Valerie Confections: Taking Halloween Candy To The Next Level
PHOTO: Valerie Confections courtesy of Valerie Confections
Scary holiday Halloween, which used to be about remembering the dead but now is focused more on costumes and free candy, is just 10 days away. If you already have your costume yet haven’t had a chance to clear out the candy-aisle, consider amazing your neighbors with autumnal-inspired sweets from award-winning chocolatier, chef, and James Beard finalist cookbook author Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections in Los Angeles, California.
Instead of M&Ms, Snickers and candy corn, Valerie has crafted the following options:
· Pumpkin Seed Toffee ($20 for 6 pieces, $40 for 12 pieces) – these signature buttery toffees are studded with roasted pumpkin seeds, hand dipped in bittersweet chocolate, and sprinkled with sweet smoked paprika and Durango smoked salt
· Owl Box ($32) – a whimsical assortment of liquid caramel-filled Chocolate Owls, Pumpkin Seed Toffee, Pumpkin Seed Caramels, Salt Truffles, and 72% Bittersweet Truffles
· Smoke & Spice Truffles ($35) – smooth bittersweet truffles are made with Valrhona 64% Tainori chocolate, infused with smoked chilies from California’s Windrose Farms, then delicately finished with ground chocolate and smoked paprika.
All of the above and more fall items are available the entire season, and can be ordered at www.valerieconfections.com or by calling toll-free at 1-888-706-1408, with shipping available nationwide.
PHOTO: Truffles at Valerie Confections courtesy of Valerie Confections