As Halloween draws near each year, excited children the world over prepare their costume and wait in eager anticipation of the sweet bounty soon to be theirs. But what about mum, dad and all the adult sweet-tooths out there? Forget party mix and wine gums, we’ve found the most luxurious treats on the market for you to celebrate the holiday with – just be sure to keep them well away from the neighbourhood trick or treaters lest you have to share! Vosges Haut-Chocolat – Chocolate Truffles
There are chocolate truffles, and then there are Vosges chocolate truffles, arguably the most luscious and luxurious to be found anywhere in the world. With 12 different collections there is a flavour to suit everyone, from the Exotic Dark Chocolate collection made with 65%-75% cacao and a variety of flowers, herbs and spices, and Crunchy Hazelnut Pralines decorated with gold leaf, cocoa nibs and candied violets, to the Krug Grand Cuvée-infused Champagne Truffle Collection, and Valrhona and hickory smoked Bacon Truffles. There is even a Vegan Truffle Collection made with coconut milk, agave nectar and dried fruit powder for the diet conscious. The only problem – having to choose a favourite! http://www.vosgeschocolate.com David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans
You’re familiar with his beloved Jelly Belly Jelly Bean brand that’s been ruining diets and keeping dentists in business around the world for more than 30 years, but David Klein has now teamed up with candy giant Leaf to produce the sleek, black and gold tiered David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans.
Using only the finest ingredients, including 100% natural flavours and colours, the BGJBs varieties look to exotic ingredients like Wasabi, Himalayan Sea Salt and Chipotle for inspiration. Indeed the man himself touts the BGJB experience as similar to the deconstructed cooking of famed molecular restaurants like El Bulli: “When you put our Ginger, Thai chili, Coconut and Lemon in your mouth, you experience the flavors of real Thai curry!” Don’t mind if we do, David. http://www.leafbrands.com Pierre Marcolini – Secret Garden Chocolates
Whoever said chocolates should only be brown or white never discovered Pierre Marcoloni’s limited edition Secret Garden collection. Renowned for his delicate yet intense and flavourful chocolate made using only the best cocoa from the four corners of the globe, the Belgian sweet-master here combines fine chocolate shells with a rich, smooth ganache filling, and fresh fruit and herb jelly toppers, resulting in a palate-pleasing treat that’s as pretty as it is sinfully delicious. If you aren’t based in Belgium or France where Pierre Marcolini stores carry the coveted packages – never fear! There is stock available on the e-boutique for a limited time only. Fab! http://www.marcolini.be