King Kandy of Candyland fame wasn’t born into royalty; he fought sweet tooth and sweet nail to gain power over that barbarous confectionary kingdom. Today’s Groupon recalls a time when a man’s worth was measured by the amount of sweet treats in his possession. For $20, you get $45 worth of gourmet desserts at Merveilleux Confections, the rustic-chic chocolate kitchen located in The Factory at Franklin.
The truffle is a fine invention, as is the cake, but the geniuses at Merveilleux saw no reason to stop themselves from combining two leaders in deliciousness to create the Wonderfful, a truffle-cake hybrid. Your Groupon is good for anything on the Merveilleux menu; among the available Wonderffuls, sample delicious flavors such as cake batter, red velvet cake, champagne bliss, gingerbread streusel, coconut divine, and the latest product, Le Petit Gatêau, “little cake” in French, or “Micro-baby Sugarshape” in Industrial Ultra-French. If gift tesseracts have proven too mind-blowing in the past, try one of the handy gift boxes. Merveilleux specialties include an eight-piece holiday collection with seasonal tastes like peppermint mocha and the brain-chemistry altering combination of cranberry orange walnut ($19.95), or the Belle Meade Iroquois, created with dark, smooth chocolate and raspberries, and designed to complement the wine from the Belle Meade Plantation winery in Nashville ($24).
Make good on your New Year’s resolution to wean yourself from your sour gummy worm addiction with a selection of classier confections. Surprise your sweetheart with a gift box by hiding within it and not revealing how you managed to tie the ribbon from inside the box.
One MerchantCircle user gives Merveilleux Confections five stars, and a client left a testimonial on the company’s website:
- Wonderffuls have been a great fit for us. Using very high quality chocolate and local products to create a unique and very delicious product [sic]. It's great to have such a fabulous product being produced in our back yard. – Chef Elaine Taubin, Loews Hotel
- My wife got me an assorted box of these truffles for Christmas last year, all I can say is WOW!! There wasn't a bad one in the box, definite recommendation to anyone looking to satisfy their [sic] sweetooth [sic]. – Andy Sorrells, MerchantCircle