October means only one thing to me: Halloween. Saying I love Halloween would be an understatement. It is by far my favorite holiday. You get to dress up, attend tons of parties (I host a party every year since my boyfriend’s birthday is on Halloween) you get to watch all the horror movies you want, and the candy. Oh, wonderful sweet treats to delight my taste buds. Now I know you are all thinking, “but Summer you are a health conscious blogger, you like to stay on the healthier side”. True, I do. I am also a big believer in everything in moderation. I would also like to mention I am picky about the treats I do consume as well as what treats I serve to others. Which is why I paid a visit to GOF favorite candy shop, Lolli and Pops. I knew that if I was going to “cheat” on my healthy meals I was going to do it with the best candy around.
Lolli and Pops
1151 Galleria Blvd (in Galleria mall), Roseville, CA 95678
When I arrived at L&P, I instantly fell in love. It is set up like a boutique. Candy displayed on gorgeous authentic apothecary tables, pillars of jelly beans, cases of decadent truffles and rooms dedicated to specific candies like chocolate all the way to sours and gummies. It is everything a girl could ask for in a candy shop. I knew I would find all the perfect Halloween treats I needed. I met up with Chris, the guy in charge of this sweet operation. I told him what I was looking for, and then our journey began.
First up is the super awesome Harry Potter Cauldron. It is a magical mix of sweet treats perfectly put together to cast spells on your taste buds. Plus, you get a rad cauldron to use for decoration or to trick-or-treat with. No judgement on the big kids out there…
If Harry Potter isn’t your thing, you can build your own treat jar in the shape of a skull. I loaded mine up with pear-flavored jelly beans, eye gumballs and gummy worms for brains. Seriously, this was fun to do. You can also bring your jar back and refill it for a small fee. Freaking awesome!!
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, Chris showed me the truffles. I seriously couldn’t contain myself. I now know what the phrase “like a kid in a candy store” truly means. My favorites were the blood orange devil, the popping praline mummies and the toffee Frankenstein. Not only was the taste stellar but look at the detail. I mean come on!
Seriously if you want your Halloween party to be all that it can be head over to Lolli and Pops. They have all the spooky treats. Don’t forget if you are attending a party and need a hostess gift check out L& P’s chocolate body parts. There are skulls, spines, ears and brains. The perfect Halloween gifts.
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