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A Guide to Haute Halloween Candies in NYC

pumpkindonuts_platedSad but true: It’s socially unacceptable to trick or treat and beg for candy from your neighbors past a certain age (don’t put it past us to try though!).  So if you’re destined to shell out money for your sugar rush this Halloween, you might as well embrace being an adult; passing over Krackles, Tootsie Rolls and Skittles for artisanal, small-batch sweets, from FIKA’s gold-dusted cocoa skulls, to Mouth’s pumpkin marshmallows, and Tumbador’s edible eyeballs!  Check out this year’s most deliciously grown up sweets…

Mouth

Mouth
68 Jay St
DUMBO,New York
(844) 776-6884

This online purveyor of small-batch goodies provides one-stop shopping for all of your high-end candy needs.  So instead of raiding the Rite Aid aisle, stock your “cart” with Dia de Muertos Skeleton Pops from Alma, Veruca’s Chocolate Spider Webs, Raley’s Confectionary’s Emoticandy, and Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows from Wondermade.  Being grown up has never tasted so good!

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La Newyorkina

La Newyorkina
14 W 19th St
West Village,NY 10010
(212) 243-6844

Fany Gerson has long been an ambassador of Mexican sweets in NYC, including coconut and cajeta-infused paletas at La Newyorkina, and hubcap-sized hibiscus and horchata donuts at Dough.  And with the recent launch of her tiny tiendita in Red Hook, she’s turned her attention to exotic confections as well, many of them especially well suited for fall; think naranjitas (spicy candied orange peels), pepitas (sugar and spiced pumpkin seeds), palanquetas (pumpkin seed brittle) and alegrias — crunchy bundles of puffed amaranth and chocolate.

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Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen
137 7th Ave S
West Village,New York 11114
(212) 242-5111

The creative wheels are always turning at Dominique Ansel Kitchen, but the holidays provide extra inspiration.  Who wouldn’t want to go bobbing for Double-Dipped Caramel and Chocolate Honey Crisp Apples, filled with caramelia ganache and topped with Maldon sea salt?

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FIKA

FIKA
41 W. 58th St.
Midtown West,New York 10019
(212) 832-0022

This mini chain of Swedish coffeeshops actually boasts a seriously legit candy line; so pair your espresso with gianduja-filled mini skulls coated in edible gold dust, or vials of cocoa-covered nut “pills” — just be careful not to overdose!

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Tumbador

Tumbador
34 34th St
Sunset Park,New York 11232
(718) 788-0200

Yes, you’ll find refined, seasonal confections like pumpkin pie caramels and cranberry-pumpkin seed rocher lining the shelves, but that doesn’t mean that Tumbador is above shtick.  Witness the duo of limited edition eyeballs; 42% milk chocolate corneas pumped with chunky peanut butter and veined with raspberry jam.

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Handsome Dan’s Stand

Handsome Dan’s Stand
218 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn,New York 11211
(347) 889-6683

While best known for their bespoke cotton candy and sno cones, Handsome Dan’s also offers stylish mason jars stuffed with color-coordinated sweets; get into the spirit of the season with an all-black collection of licorice, taffy, blackberries and jelly beans!

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Deliso Confections

Deliso Confections
278 87th Street
Brooklyn,New York 11209
(718) 567-7600

Scope out this brilliant Bay Ridge candy man’s special Halloween creation, tucked amongst the raspberry bon bons, sea salt caramels and espresso cups — we’re talking delicate chocolate skulls with an eerie pallor of powdered sugar, injected with Michter’s Sour Mash Whiskey.

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Nunu Chocolates

Nunu Chocolates
529 Atlantic Ave.
Boerum Hill,New York 11217

In lieu of sickeningly saccharine lollipops, consider the stick-propped jack-o-lanterns and ghosties at Nunu instead; sculpted from milk, white, or 53% dark chocolate.

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