Spooky Treats That Are Extra Sweet
October is here, Halloween is near. No tricks at The Shops at Columbus Circle — only treats to satisfy your seasonal craving for all things pumpkin and ghoulishly sweet. Swing by on your broomstick to load your sack with plenty of goodies to share.
First stop: Sugarfina for the limited-edition Spooky Sweets Coffin Candy Bento Box ($28). Fear not — a peek under the spider web-festooned lid reveals a delightful assortment of delectable zombie brains, sugar skulls, and pumpkin-patch gummies lurking inside.
Feeling nostalgic for an autumn campfire with roasted marshmallows? Stock up on handmade pumpkin-flavored S’mores from Williams-Sonoma ($24.95). Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, this is a sophisticated spin on the traditional favorite. Sticks and bonfire not included!
For fresh-baked goodness, Bouchon Bakery is the place to pick up a dozen (or more) cheerful pumpkin cupcakes ($9) to share with your office mates. Be sure to keep one of these bright orange treats for yourself.
Indulge in a chocolate Shiny Pumpkin ($65) from La Maison du Chocolat. Filled with a variety of chocolate-coated almonds, this beautifully designed treat will send shivers of delight — not fear — down your spine.
Wash it all down with a steaming mug of all-natural Silly Cow Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from Whole Foods Market ($6.99). Made on a Vermont farm and packaged in traditional glass milk bottles, it’s sure to become a seasonal staple.