For all that we love making and eating Christmas cookies, the sweet that gets consumed most at stately Maple Hoo during the holidays is candy from Williams-Sonoma. It started with the Peppermint Bark and turned into a full-fledged obsession a few years ago. Now we have an annual tradition of cashing out our credit card rewards points in November, redeeming them in the form of Williams-Sonoma gift cards. We then take the stack of gift cards to our local W-S and embarrass ourselves by buying tons of candy. Delicious, delicious candy.
Among the delicacies are:
Peppermint Bark — white and dark chocolate layered with bits of candy cane
Peppermint Cremes — high-class Peppermint Patties with nice, crisp Guittard chocolate
Caramel-Covered Marshmallows — these are the solid gold nuggets of W-S Christmas candy; they cost an arm-and-a-leg a marshmallow, but they are soooo worth it
Beehives — a new addition to the pantheon, these treats let us in on what our Buffalo friends have known all along, sponge candy is awesome
Nut Creams — chocolate-peanut-butter globs are also new this year and had better be back next year; nothing’s worse than having your favorite candy discontinued
We’re almost at the end of the candy supply, carefully divvying up the final marshmallow and peppermint cremes, but it’s definitely a good thing. W-S candy is like strawberries, the season is that much sweeter for how short it is.
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