All I Want for Christmas is My Sweet Tooth – Sweet Holiday Treats

You may think Halloween is the only time to indulge your sweet tooth but if you think about it, that day is only for candy. For something a bit more indulgent, the holidays are the perfect time to experience, share and enjoy some decadent desserts.

Godiva Parfait Chocolates

These absolutely delicious bite-sized pieces of heaven combine your favorite multi-layered dessert fillings: ganaches, mousses, and chocolate glazes, in a delicate chocolate cup. The incredible flavors include Strawberry Cream Trifling, Chocolate Spice, Eclair, Mocha Almond, Pear Almond Tarte and Death by Chocolate. These delights are available in an 8-pc Gift Box ($22.00) and an 18-pc Gift Box ($50.00), perfect gifts the chocolate lover in your life.

Godiva Holiday Barks

What’s better than the combination of melt in your mouth chocolate and the cool crunchy peppermint that is the Peppermint Bark or dried cranberries and crunchy almonds with warm cinnamon and a hint of orange that make up the Cranberry Spice Bark. Whether its for Christmas or Thanksgiving, these treats which retail for a mere $25.00 per tin, will be a huge crowd pleaser.

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes

You will fall in love at first bite when these delightful amuse bouche cupcakes meet your lips. These minis are about the size of a quarter but are packed with grand size deliciousness which is why they are a staple on the must-have lists. Flavor favorites include Red Velvet, Tie Dye (my favorite), Smores, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cookie Dough and Mint Chocolate Mint. You can even get your cupcakes customized into a Christmas tree, but if you’d like to create your own design, Baked by Melissa has introduced a Cupcake Art feature where you can turn your own designs into cupcakes – turn your company logo into edible art that’s perfect for holiday parties. Indulge in 25 cupcakes for only $20.00.

Crumbs Cupcakes

Continuing on the cupcakes road, Crumbs is another go-to for amazing cupcakes. The lines are usually long and one bite tells you why. You’ll feel like a kid again when eating a Crumbs cupcake. For this holiday season, they have introduced some delectable flavors. Some notables include the White Hot Chocolate

An angelic delight of Vanilla Cake filled with white chocolate mousse topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting edged with mini white chocolate chips and topped with marshmallows and white chocolate drizzle…yummm, it will indeed be a white Christmas. Or if you prefect something a bit more sinful, the Chocolate Snowball

Decadent Chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling topped with chocolate mousse covered with chocolate ganache and edged with chocolate sprinkles. Other holiday must haves are Candy Cane, Egg Nog, Gingerbread, Peppermint Hot Cocoa and S’Mores. Did you know that Crumbs cupcakes come in four sizes? Get your favorite flavor in Taste (bite size), Classic, Signature (double the size of the Classic) or the Colossal (at 6 1/2 inches tall, its perfect as a birthday cake) .

Entice and delight your family and friends with these edible forms of rapture, just make sure you have enough because they will go quickly. Cheers to a happy and delicious holiday.

Kyotofu Grand Opening at BoConcept

First things first – HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!! I hope you got a chance to ring in the new year the way you wanted or at least really enjoyed the way you did. Now on to the above mentioned event – Kyotofu Grand Opening at BoConcept.

Several years ago (probably about three years ago) I went to an event that Kyotofu was having, sampled their fantastic deserts and sodas (I was bouncing off the walls after that) and met the owner Michael who is a super nice guy. And here we are three years later and I saw Michael again and he actually remembered me. So behold below Kyotofu.

Kyotofu is a Japanese Desert Bar and Bakery with its headquarters located at 705 Ninth Avenue (between 48th and 49th) but this event was to celebrate the brand new kiosk location at chic furniture retailer from Denmark, BoConcept located at 144 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves).

Dave was working late and I was to meet Kim there. I was nearby so I was the first to arrive. As soon as I walked in I noticed the bar to my right, which was sponsored by Ty.Ku Liqueur. Ty.Ku is a fantastic tasting Asian Liqueur which is actually good for you. It’s maked with Asian superfruits and teas and mixed with Soju which has less calories than Vodka and as I said it tastes damn good.

To my right is the brand new kiosk from Kyotofu

And although outside was cold and rainy but the crowd inside was nice and warm (mainly from the Ty.Ku and the delicious food)

When Kim arrived, we ate and drank for a bit (as I said, it was cold and rainy outside), talked to a few people and then I talked to Michael from Kyotofu. It’s been a three years span but I know I’ll definitely not wait that long until i have their delicious treats again. Below is a photo of Michael