For many, the excitement of Halloween is centred around the costumes, pumpkin carving, and the many haunted houses popping up all over the city. We love it all, but what we love most are the sweets!
For some, this means heading out on a trick-or-treating adventure, but you don’t have to be old enough (or young) enough to get your hands on the sweet delights that many Calgary bakeries, candy factories, patisseries, and dessert cafes are brewing up this Halloween. They’ve got everything from sugar cookies to donuts to candied apples to creepy gummies. Some even have do-it-yourself kits so you can enjoy some creative and delicious fun at home.
Don’t believe us? Like a good ghost story, seeing is believing so we recommend hitting up these 8 spots and seeing them for your own eyes.
From candy baskets to creepy-crawly candies (think spiders and worms – you name it), to candy corn to cotton candy tubs to spicy screamers — here you can get all your favourite candy and then some. If you’re looking to enjoy the sweet fun for a little longer try out their “13 Fright Nights” bundle and savour a new box of sugary treats each night or get your clue hat on with their “Halloween Scavenger Hunt’ kits.
From Frankenstein to vampires to werewolves, these limited-edition cupcakes look almost too scary to eat — almost, but not quite. You can also decorate your own with their Halloween decorating kits, available in a variety of sizes and variations.
Yes, you read that correctly! Select your favourite classic spooky movie theme, The Addams Family, Tim Burton, Hocus Pocus, and Scream, and enjoy these delicious cookies with your favourite freaky characters printed on them. They will surely bring back some nostalgic and frightening memories. They also offer a haunted house decorating kit for those looking to get a little creative this Halloween.
These lux candied apples come classically candied or add a macaron shell crumble for that extra crunch. While you’re at it don’t miss out on their Coffin Crisp Mini Cakes, gluten-free cookie decorating kits, or their Halloween macaron collection featuring sour cherry, Wunderbar, and butterscotch toffee flavours. YUM!
This exciting treat bag is filled with candy bark, sponge toffee, chocolate frogs, skull lollipops and more creamy chocolate treats. Order online or say boo when you pay them a visit at their pop-up at the St. Louis Hotel starting today.
These donuts are bound to give you a fright and your tummy a delight. Choose from Creme Boolee, Vanilla Monster, and Boston Scream, or why choose one when you can try them all.
Did someone say peanut butter? This spider topped cheesecake is so good it’s scary. If cheesecake isn’t your fix, perhaps we can tempt you with their Witch Unicorn Cake or Halloween Candy Cake.
These freshly-made fun-fetti cakes are layered with strawberry buttercream and iced to perfection. Try your own hand at creating a ghoulish treat with their DIY Halloween Cookie Decorating kits — the cookies are made and simply waiting to be dressed for the freakshow.
Did we miss one? Send us an email and let us know where you’re picking up your Halloween treats around the city.
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