The benevolent bakers, sweet-makers, and paddy-cakers at Big Sky Bread Company bake their muffins, pizzas, and American and European breads fresh on the premises daily using Montana whole-wheat flour. Load your tummy-oven with a 13" take-and-bake pizza built with your choice of white or wheat crust, topped with either cheese or pepperoni, and then baked and consumed in the privacy of your own kitchen. Customers can opt to pair their lonely pizza with a trio of knot pretzels prepared by following the orders of a special German recipe. Refusing to be trapped by the whims of evildoing twist ties, Big Sky's knowledgeable chefs also treat tasters to an armada of muffins, breads, and confections as well as a lunch menu.
Edible Arrangements' fresh, artful fruit bouquets combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy deliciousness and socially acceptable edibility of fruit. The sweetener-free, preservative-free baskets are all handcrafted for each order, ensuring freshness.
Miss Riley's cookie consultants take the stress out of gift giving as they help customize meaningful baskets that brim with tasty gourmet cookies. Artistic bakers whip up cookie batches in flavors such as toffee almond, mint chocolate chip, and death by chocolate, which arrive on doorsteps nestled into picturesque baskets. The seasoned bakers also unleash their creativity on butter cookies, which they cut and decorate with sweet icing to beautifully illustrate customized themes. Each creation’s ornate icing design helps crowds celebrate holidays and special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, and finally catching the neighborhood cookie thief red-handed.
After whisking flavors such as lavender blossoms, tea leaves, and liqueurs into imported Belgian chocolate, Signature Confections' head chocolatier Cynthia Boles crafts confections such as truffles and assortment boxes of nuggets shaped like hearts and leaves. Along with baking other desserts such as gourmet cakes, crème brulee, and fresh fruit tarts, Cynthia prints pieces of white chocolate with custom designs, from business cards and portraits to the entire text of Ulysses in 0.0001-point font.
Peek across the counter at the shop's resident chocolatiers, who massage creamy loafs of chocolate on sturdy marble slabs daily. For additional culinary theatrics, feel free to cheer on the expert orchard orderlies as they kettle-dip Granny Smiths into caramel-coated creations. Caramel apples range from the classically simple (starting at $5.25) to Pecan Bear Caramel Apple, which is rolled in roasted pecans, layered lovingly in milk or dark chocolate, and drizzled in rich white confection with liberal discretion ($9.25). For additional brain pampering, snag a pound of kissable chocolate-covered snacks ($19.95), or strip away the core and go straight for the score with freshly fangled fudges ($13.25 per pound).
A science lab calls to mind test tubes, bubbling flasks of chemicals, manically laughing men in white coats—but rarely ice cream. But that's exactly where Curt Jones, chairman and founder of Dippin' Dots, came upon the inspiration for the tiny flash-frozen beads of ice cream. A microbiologist, Jones spearheaded the flash-freezing process of cryogenic encapsulation, a method capable of trapping in flavor and freshness.
Beginning as a retail shop in Lexington, Kentucky, the ice cream quickly began to quell the tantrums of Fortune 500 CEOs all over the country. Having won numerous awards since he created a new way to enjoy an old treat, Jones stays true to Dippin' Dots roots, making the ice cream at the company headquarters in Paducah, Kentucky. New additions to the Dippin' Dots family include Dots 'n Cream, a treat similar to traditional ice cream.
The Inside Scoop's ice cream-concocters sate dairy-craving palates by packing more than 20 flavors of Hershey's ice cream into crunchy cones and drenching each bite in more than a dozen available classic toppings. Specialty sundaes coat scoops in luscious ingredients such as hot fudge and pecans, while hot dogs, hot beverages, or steaming winter soups high-five insides to transfer their warmth. The Inside Scoop also boasts a party room that comes alive under the reflections of its 55" TV that can be used as a hook-up for computers during meetings, to display slideshows at parties, or for movie viewing while enjoying the shop's hot and cold delectables.