So you think you were good this year, huh? I'm betting if you are reading my letter you have been (but if not skip right to the bottom for a note from my pal Krampus). Well, even if you are on the fence about being naughty or nice, I think that when you see what's in my pack you might want to be a little bit better in hopes I'll drop one (or more) of these your way.
OK, let's bust a myth right away. Being Santa is hard, dirty work. Crawling through chimneys, ductwork and windows. Rushing around getting sweaty hauling sacks of gifts. You think my Suit stays clean? Maybe if I worked in a mall it would be, but I am a working class Santa and if you look closely you'll see the soot on my suit...
My milk chocolate belly is filled with what else: Kona latte. Got to stay awake to get these gifts delivered!
Another myth: Rudolf was a Reindeer. Whoever made up that song had been drinking too much spiked eggnog. Hedgehogs are more reliable, eat less than Reindeers and they are a LOT easier on the roof. The lyrics did get the red nose right, I'll give them that.
Boozy berry mushroom, hazelnut praline hog, peanut gianduja log on a white chocolate covered stroopwafel.
If you haven't picked out your tree yet, I suggest you get one of these beauties. Sort of a modern art in a timeless way, these not only taste good, but they are guaranteed not to drop any needles. Who wants to be vacuuming at Christmas?
White Chocolate with dark port filling.
The stockings are hung by the window with care, in hopes that Sin Confections soon will be there.
Sponge candy, also known as honeycomb, is enrobed in milk chocolate.
Two large and four small Stroopwafel dipped in dark chocolate. Perfect for dunking in coffee.
Blood orange slice, grapefruit peel and orange rind dipped in dark chocolate.
This Pine Nut brittle is seasoned with salt and Rosemary from the garden. Crunchy and not too sweet.
Maple Syrup Pecan Toffee covered in chocolate.
A huge puck of pecans, almonds, ginger and cranberries all covered in chocolate. Crunch away.
Now if you make all the effort to create a huge meal, you better have a table set to show it off. I'm bringing you some edible art for your table that most folks won't guess you can eat. Use it to decorate with, and then serve it for dessert or let your guests take it home.
Cast from real leaves, these look lovely strewn on the table. Made of 62% dark chocolate. Priced by size.
These large pinecones look like they fell right off of a snow covered tree! Filled with a pine nut praline and rosemary infused melt away these are almost savory rather than sweet with a complex taste that will make you think of the woods.
This hollow chocolate gnome is almost 10 inches tall. Special order only by December 15, your choice of chocolate.
My Pal Frosty is a cute gift to put at each place setting for your guests. Only problem is they might not wait until dessert to eat him. Pistachio gianduja Frosty and Port Tree on a tiny chocolate covered stroopwafel.
This hollow chocolate mushroom is almost 10 inches tall. Special order only by December 15, your choice of chocolate.
These large BonBons are really a dessert in themselves. I sampled quite a few and that might be why I had to let my belt out a few notches this year. Layers of tart Raspberry, homemade Marzipan and dark 72% ganache.
Why make the holidays ordinary when you can give little gifts of art? First, this stuff looks fantastic. No one else is giving anything like this. Second, it tastes as good as it looks. Quality local ingredients. Creative flavor combinations. And big on flavor and light on sweetness. Nobody will be regifting these, returning these, or feeding them to the hedgehog.
Coulda sworn that this was Ms. Claus's brooch, but when I bit it to see if it was really gold, I realized that it was a Cranberry Caramel bonbon! SORRY, SOLD OUT.
Soft Caramel hand dipped in dark chocolate dressed up for winter.
Sophisticated Squares of boozy berry yum.
Well, I guess this is a pretty good likeness of me, in a retro sorta way. Toffee is a bit harder than caramel, but it won't break your teeth.
Dark Chocolate with rich (not sweet) cherry filling, and white chocolate with 72% dark filling with cocoa nibs for crunch.
Salty; sweet. Just like me. At least that is what Ms. Claus says. Hand dipped in 62% dark
Did you skip all the way down here? My pal Krampus wanted to add a note. Hopefully you won't have him visit you next year.
Come on now. I look scary but I'm not a bad guy at heart. I just have to visit a lot of folks that maybe tipped the scale on the naughty side. If you know someone like that, maybe slip me into their stocking to get them on the right track next year. 62% chocolate with cocoa nibs.
It looks bad. And ugly. Like if someone saw you had to eat it, it would be punishment. But really this is a complex mouthwatering savory sweet melt away made with pine nut praline. Maybe if you make a horrid face while you're eating it your friends will feel sorry for you and share some of the stuff Santa brought for them. Let it be our secret.