Before the invention of candy, mankind had to make do with nature’s candy—fermented cabbage, fruit the monkeys didn’t want, and live, feather-covered Peeps. Invest in more-delectable dainties with today’s Groupon.
$15 for a Valentine’s Day confection package (a $30 value), which includes:
- Five chocolate caramel-cashew clusters
- Five white-chocolate caramel-cashew clusters
- Five bourbon truffles
- Five mint melt-aways
- Five chocolate-covered salted caramels<p>
$10 for $20 worth of homemade and hand-dipped confections, such as: * Toffee topped with dark chocolate ($19.50/lb.) * Peanut-butter balls dipped in white chocolate ($17.50/lb.) * Chocolate-almond bark ($19.50/lb.) * See the full menu of confections<p>
Melanie’s Country Confections
Melanie Aitken handcrafts small batches of truffles, brittle, and other dainties with expertise honed over 30 years as an acclaimed confectioner for parties and weddings. Clusters of cashews and caramel emulate turtles as they are dipped by hand into white- and milk-chocolate shells, and fragrant almonds flavor traditional dutch bonquet pastries, re-created based on a recipe from Melanie's grandmother. Lava-salted caramel strains to encase magmatic caramel drops within a sill of milk or white chocolate, and a sprinkling of black-lava salt hints at the eruption of flavor contained within. Melanie’s Country Confections delivers locally, and an online storefront facilitates orders throughout the country.