King Kandy of Candy Land 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 decadent treats in his possession. For $15, today's Groupon gets you $35 worth of elegant, edible bliss at Valerie Confections, the treatery that has been featured in Vogue, Bon Appétit, and Los Angeles magazine.
Valerie's tempting selection spans the ages, from traditional favorites such as the acclaimed bittersweet and milk artisanal toffees ($13 for a four-piece box) to a seasonal selection of Valentine's gift boxes ($40 for an 18-piece chocolate assortment), petits fours ($16 for a box of four fours), and preserves with locally grown, organic fruits ($45 for a four-jar gift assortment).
Valerie Confections also makes favors and caters parties, so if you really want to make neighbors jealous, ask about the current special on gianduja rocher–filled Dora the Explorer piñatas, perfect for your Dior-clad, espresso-sipping six-year-old. And for an upper-middle-class grandmother who has everything, including a 100-piece porcelain doll collection and a sizable consideration for you in her will, but still needs a birthday present, a 12-month confectionary subscription to Valerie's prix fixe ($520) will buy you another year. Veer off the 101 at Silver Lake Boulevard (five minutes from downtown LA) and pick one up.
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The press loves Valerie Confections:
- This assortment from Valerie Confections, a new Los Angeles-based company, takes toffee to another level, enrobing crisp, delicate toffee in a layer of Valrhona bittersweet chocolate to marvelous effect. The classic toffee is the best rendition we’ve ever tasted. – Leslie Brenner, Los Angeles Times
- Along with ideal toffees, Valerie offers filled hearts, some with 24-karat-gold flakes. – Mary Ellen Baker,Los Angeles
- The artisanal toffee of Valerie Confections is the best I have ever tasted. There are six flavors, and each seems better than the one before. A wonderful after-dinner treat. – Lora Zarubin, House & Garden
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