The time of year has come for the young (and some young at heart) to dress up as their favorite superheroes or princesses, and attend some enjoyable party with candy abounding. But instead of the typical store-bought candy bars and gummy treats, you can go local with your candy selection for the little ghouls and goblins, courtesy of the Painted Turtle Chocolatier. “We have lots of things that you can’t get other places,” says Pat Godfrey, owner of the Painted Turtle Chocolatier. Serving Plymouthites for past five years, Painted Turtle has become one of the area’s most coveted local chocolatiers, offering a plethora of delectable treats for all occasions and seasons. And the spookiest holiday of the year is no exception. The Painted Turtle chocolate-makers have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to tasty treats, so beware.Top 10 Bewitching Sweets for the Season10. You’ll give your jack ’o lantern something to be jealous about with the Painted Turtle’s adorable pumpkin suckers. These mouth-watering treats come in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate or orange-colored chocolate cocoa butter ($2.25–$2.50).9. Snatch up these ghoulish treats before they mysteriously float away. The spooky little white chocolate ghosts and skulls are sure to be crowd pleasers. Packed in bags of four, these are great for Halloween party favors ($2.75).8. You can turn your chocolate delicacies into edible decor with the chocolate pumpkin dish. This creative treat-turned-decoration comes with a chocolate pumpkin bowl and cover. The best part? It’s filled with bite-size chocolate pumpkins. This festive creation comes painted in shades of orange to add a bit of Halloween flair ($15.95), or in straightforward chocolate brown ($13.95).7. Somehow witches aren’t quite so scary when they’re riding broomsticks made of chocolate. We love the Painted Turtle’s chocolate witch, available in dark, milk or white chocolate ($7.95).6. For those poor souls who are allergic to chocolate, we’ve found the perfect Halloween-themed alternative. These little bags of orange, sugared jelly pumpkins will bring a smile to any little goblin’s face (check with the Painted Turtle on pricing).5. Alert: The Painted Turtle has found a way to make America’s favorite cookie—the Oreo, of course—even more delicious than it already is. The chocolate-dipped jack–o-lantern Oreo is as cute as it is delicious, with a smiling pumpkin face stamped on top ($1.95).4. For a little taste of fall, we love the delectable maple creams—a creamy maple center wrapped in milk chocolate. A popular choice for the cooler weather, you’ll want to pick these up before they’re gone ($2.95 for two).3. The Painted Turtle’s cupcakes are the perfect sampling of fall flavors in just a few bites. The pumpkin spice cupcake features a fluffy pumpkin cake slathered with rich cream cheese frosting, topped with a decorative pumpkin ($1.95). And while you’re at it, don’t skip the salted caramel cupcake, the perfect marriage of sweet and salty in each bite ($2.25). Or make it a trio of deliciousness with the spice cupcake, topped with creamy, caramel frosting ($1.95).2. Who needs to make a trip to the apple orchard when you have these scrumptious bite-size chocolate apples to nosh on ($2.75 for four)? This sweeter variation of the popular fall fruit also comes filled with gooey caramel, and painted in a beautiful shade of apple red ($3.75 for four). Stock up on these while you can—Godfrey gets lots of requests after the fall, but they are a seasonal offering.1. For the true chocolate aficionado, the Painted Turtle’s truffles are a must. You can pick up an assortment of fall flavors, like sour green apple and pumpkin, which will make your taste buds oh-so-happy ($22.95 for a box of nine). These come packaged in a lovely fall-themed box, making them a great gift for the chocolate lover in your life&The Painted Turtle Chocolatier; 10100 Sixth Ave. N.; 763.550.9475; paintedturtlechocolatier.com. According to Pat Godfrey, some listed candy prices are subject to change due to shipping costs.
Halloween Treats from Painted Turtle Chocolatier
Ten unique Halloween goodies for your little ghouls and goblins.