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What are the Best Luxury Halloween Treats This Year?

What are the best luxury gourmet Halloween treats this year?

How about serving gourmet Halloween sweets for your annual party this year? If you’re ready to kick your Halloween game up a notch, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 10 luxury Halloween treats that would be perfect ways to indulge your guests and make you the trick-or-treat hero this year.

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Halloween is drawing near, and you know what that means: treats, parties, goofy costumes, spooky decorations and Jack-o-lanterns. What’s not to love?

But with events like door to door trick or treating, parades and indoor parties being scaled back or worse, cancelled, it goes without saying that this year’s celebration will be a little different. One thing that doesn’t have to be different though?  Halloween treats. And thankfully so!

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Chances are you have probably even seen the Halloween candy gracing store shelves since mid-September. Some might argue that’s too soon. But hey, after the way 2020 has panned out, we think we deserve it.

What are the best luxury gourmet Halloween treats this year?

Anyone can attest that it’s extremely difficult to resist the likes of candy corn, pumpkin-shaped Reese’s and Butterfinger skulls, but after enduring everything that this ghoulish year has thrown at us, we think it’s about time we leveled up our Halloween candy game.

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If you, like us are ready to #treatyourself with luxury Halloween sweets this year, this list is for you. Whether it’s for a host or hostess gift, a party favor for a socially distanced outdoor party, of course, or just an indulgent treat for yourself, the best gourmet Halloween goodies will get the job done.

Here are our top 10 picks for where to find the best luxury Halloween treats this year.

Where to Find the Best Luxury Halloween Treats This Year

1. l.a. burdick chocolates

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates is the home of iconic whimsical White Chocolate Ghosts ($3.75). These adorable little treats from the New England-based chocolatier are a classic refined Halloween sweet. They’re filled with pumpkin spice cider dark chocolate ganache and while you can buy them individually, you’re gonna want to spring for a box of five ($18).

Best luxury Halloween treats

Gourmet Halloween sweets: L.A. Burdick Chocolates. Courtesy Photo.

And there are many other options available by mail, as well including the Halloween Crate ($74) filled with a variety of limited-edition chocolate bonbons in the shapes of ghosts, pumpkins, mice and bats as well as the smaller Coffin ($32) with a similar array of treats. Halloween shipping runs from October 5-30 this year.

2. hotel chocolat

Hotel Chocolat, the British chocolatier, has whimsical options for kids and adults alike for Halloween. The H-Box of Halloween Bites (£12) includes pumpkin salted caramels and the extra spooky “Grim Treater,” a skull fashioned from 40% milk chocolate.

Best luxury Halloween treats

Hotel Chocolat. Courtesy Photo.

For a little sampling of everything there’s The Halloween Collection (£25) which includes the Halloween H-Box Bites, The Cryptopher the Vampire Boo Box containing 16 individually wrapped Halloween chocolates and a “Yumpkin,” a creamy milk chocolate pumpkin.  Once the little ones are asleep, you can keep the party going with the boozy Tipsy Alcoholic Truffles Sleekster (£22.95), an assortment of chocolates spiked with vodka, gin, triple sec, vermouth, absinthe and white rum.  Thankfully, Halloween is on a Saturday this year. 

3. li-lac chocolates

Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, Li-Lac Chocolates, pulls out all the stops for every holiday, and Halloween is no exception.  You’ll find handmade artisanal chocolate ranging from small milk, dark and white chocolate Skulls ($10) to extra large Big Scary Ghosts ($65) you can share with the whole family.

Best luxury Halloween treats

Gourmet Halloween sweets: Li-Lac Chocolates. Courtesy Photo.

For something you can safely share with friends – it is still a pandemic after all – we recommend the festive Halloween Box ($18) with eight delectable milk and dark chocolate confections including Hazelnut Truffle Squares, Chocolate Rolls, Chocolate Creams, Pumpkin-Patch Chocolates and a Peanut-Butter Chocolate Pumpkin in the center.

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4. chocolate secrets

Established in 2003, Chocolate Secrets is a gourmet chocolate and fine wine experience based in Dallas, Texas.  The black women-owned business handcrafts over 52 flavors of chocolate bonbons and truffles, over 25 flavors of macarons, over 15 flavors of ice cream and sorbets and over 25 different pastries.

Best luxury Halloween treats

Chocolate Secrets. Courtesy Photo.

Perfect for Halloween are the art covered Chocolate Pumpkins ($18.95) that are almost too beautiful to eat.

5. sugarfina

Not in the mood for chocolate? If you’re more of a gummy candy type, Sugarfina  is your luxury candy nirvana. For Halloween, the confectioner is offering a Sugar Skull Candy Bento Box ($30) filled with an assortment of Day of the Dead treats that are enough to sweeten any soul.

gourmet Halloween sweets

Sugarfina. Courtesy Photo.

For something more on the seasonal side, there’s sweet Pumpkin Pie Caramels ($8).  One bite and you’ll be whisked away to pumpkin paradise.

6. dylan’s candy bar

Not surprisingly, Halloween is a very big deal at Dylan’s Candy Bar, and there are sweets to satisfy just about everyone. We love these adorable Spooktacular Halloween Kabobs ($6). With lots of candies stacked on top to enjoy, they’re the perfect party treat.

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Gourmet Halloween sweets: Dylan’s Candy Bar. Courtesy Photo.

For something completely different, or for your next scary movie, there’s Monster Mix Halloween Popcorn ($12) filled with airy popcorn, chocolate cookies, candy corn and gummy worms all drizzled in white chocolate.  Bring on the next movie night!

7. georgetown cupcakes

If you’re not a candy type at all, you can still join in the sweet fun with yummy DC-based Georgetown Cupcakes. They can be ordered and shipped overnight anywhere in the US.

During the month of October you can order the Trick or Treat Dozen ($36), which has 12 cupcakes with Halloween-inspired flavors and decorations, including a vanilla bat, a pumpkin spice haunted house, a chocolate ghost, a pumpkin cheesecake-flavored black cat, a salted caramel jack-o-lantern and a peanut butter fudge witch.

gourmet Halloween sweets

Georgetown Cupcakes. Courtesy Photo.

If your tastes run more to the macabre, the Haunted Dozen ($36) is a cupcake assortment in black and white; the Happy Halloween Dozen ($36) is as cheerful as it sounds; you could creep your friends out with Spiders and Webs or Bats and Ghosts. So many choices, so little time. We find it kind of terrifying how much we want one of each of these.

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8. williams-sonoma

From cakes to cupcakes to chocolates, cake pops and cookies, Williams-Sonoma has it all when it comes to Halloween themed sweets.  If cakes are your thing, they have a variety of “We Take the Cake” options, including a Werewolf ($80), a Jack O’Lantern ($80) and a Black Cat ($80) in flavors like red velvet, pumpkin and buttery vanilla.

gourmet Halloween sweets

Williams-Sonoma. Courtesy Photo.

Since bobbing for apples is off the table this year, why not try a set of Candied Caramel Apples ($50) or Halloween Mummies and Ghosts Caramel Apples ($55) with crisp, orchard-fresh Granny Smith apples dunked in caramel and chocolate and decorated?

fortnum & mason

Whether you are looking for a little something for yourself or a hamper full of goodies to gift, London’s Fortnum & Mason is a great option.  Add some devilishly fiery flavor to your holiday proceedings with Lucifer Biscuits (£12.95).  Each buttery biscuit is made with fresh ginger and just the right amount of chilli so that when you munch, the heat builds up slowly and finishes with a warm chilli kick.

Gourmet Halloween sweets: Fortnum & Mason. Courtesy Photo.

Devilishly spiced and beautifully decorated by hand, the Day of the Dead Iced Biscuits (£16.95) and the Creepy Crawlies Iced Biscuits (£16.95) will have you screaming for more.

10. salt & straw

The Portland, Oregon-based artisanal ice cream company Salt & Straw is set to scoop its annual Halloween-themed lineup in the beginning of October.

Salt & Straw. Courtesy Photo.

The yearly Spooktacular Series is packed with creative flavors like The Great Candycopia (salted butterscotch ice cream, homemade candy bars and peanut butter cups) and Creepy Crawly Critters (matcha ice cream, toffee brittle mealworms, chocolate crickets) that are available for nationwide shipping for one month only with a melt-free guarantee.

What are the best luxury halloween treats this year?

There you have it – 10 spots to score luxurious gourmet Halloween treats this October. We’re calling dibs on whatever’s left in the morning. Happy haunting.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design.  She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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