Opulent Confection

Sweets offerings look to cutting edge flavors for luxury appeal

Implications - As health-conscious consumers look to make the most of their caloric indulgences, confectionery offerings are being elevated to upscale experiences with the addition of innovative flavor combinations and artistic visual appeal. Going above and beyond the expectations of a standard candy bar, such products highlight an interest in challenging and refining the palate by indulging in artisan food products that border on experimental. This progression demonstrates the far-reaching nature of the desire for flavor reversal, as well as the view to a direct link between high-quality ingredients and artisan appeal.
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Artistic Chocolate Shops - Toronto's Chocolates x Brandon Olsen Serves Up Colorful Hand-Made Bonbons
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Hot 12,558 Clicks Pub: Sep 16, 16
Artistic Chocolate Shops
Toronto's Chocolates x Brandon Olsen Serves Up Colorful Hand-Made Bonbons
Toronto recently became the home of a design-forward chocolate shop serving up colorful confections that are almost too pretty to eat. Characterized as “designer Willy Wonka,” Chocolates x... [More]
Trailblazing Doughnut Shops - Toronto's Glory Hole Doughnuts Serves Up Creative Flavor Combinations
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Hot 8,440 Clicks Pub: Sep 30, 16
Trailblazing Doughnut Shops
Toronto's Glory Hole Doughnuts Serves Up Creative Flavor Combinations
Once thought of simply as the ultra-sweet accompaniment to diner-style coffee, doughnuts have since been transformed into high-end confections sought out by even the most discerning foodies. ... [More]
Upscale Dessert Tastings - Langham Hotel's Modern Afternoon Tea Celebrates 150 Years of the Hotel
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Mild 1,820 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 15
Upscale Dessert Tastings
Langham Hotel's Modern Afternoon Tea Celebrates 150 Years of the Hotel
When it comes to luxury dining experiences, dessert tastings and afternoon tea ceremonies have risen in popularity recently. Lagham Hotel’s afternoon tea experience is a great example and is... [More]
Opulent Chocolate Bars - Dylan's Candy Bar is Now Makes a 'Gold Collection' of Premium Chocolate
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Average 740 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 16
Opulent Chocolate Bars
Dylan's Candy Bar is Now Makes a 'Gold Collection' of Premium Chocolate
Dylan’s Candy Bar carries a huge assortment of confections, including sour candy worms and novelty gummy bears, but it’s now also making a sophisticated collection of premium chocolates... [More]
Exotic Artisan Marshmallows - 'The Marshmallowist' Makes Luxury Marshmallows in Unique Flavors
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Average 798 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 15
Exotic Artisan Marshmallows
'The Marshmallowist' Makes Luxury Marshmallows in Unique Flavors
‘The Marshmallowist’ started as a humble project for a gourmet pastry chef, but has since grown to be a well-known European delicacy. The gourmet marshmallow retailer travels across... [More]
High-End Lollipops - The 'Leccare Lollipops' are Luxurious Little Treats
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Average 1,490 Clicks Pub: Sep 1, 15
High-End Lollipops
The 'Leccare Lollipops' are Luxurious Little Treats
Kimberly Hadlock stumbled upon her successful business venture of high-end lollipops by accident. The high-end lollipops were an idea for a Christmas gift, when Hadlock later realized the business... [More]
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