Besides dinner, the typical Valentine’s day is celebrate with flowers, champagne, maybe jewelry but this year we suggest you try candy. “Candy?” you ask, “Isn’t candy also a common fixture in V-Day celebration?” To which I respond, of course it is! Those supermarket shelves aren’t packed to the brim with sweet chocolates and candies for nothin’! But we at a LongIsland.com feel that you and your significant other deserve something a little more thoughtful. This year, try making your own hand-made treats or customizing chocolates and candies.
1. The Nutty Candy Shop, 1430 Montauk Highway, Mastic – (631) 395-6406
The Nutty Candy Shop is the number one source on Long Island for all things candy, cake, cupcake, cookie and chocolate related. They stock everything you need such as molds, cookie cutters, cake pans, flavoring and decorations.
2. Kerri’s Kandies, 2160 Route 112, Coram – (631) 696-4947
Kerri’s Kandies, like the Nutty Candy Shop, carries many candy and chocolate making products such as molds and melting chocolate. They also stock fondue fountains for dipping breads, cheeses, fruit and other delicious foods, and ribbons to help you decorate your purchases.
72 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck – (516) 829-5785
340 Wheatley Plaza, Suite A, Greenvale – (516) 484-1987
Lazar’s Chocolate offers fun and unique chocolate and candy products. Taffy, jelly beans, hard candy, licorice, find it all at Lazars where you can also make custom gift baskets and hand-dipped chocolate gift boxes. The chocolate covered Oreos are a suggested favorite.
4. A Tisket A Tasket Anything in a Basket, 220 East Main Street, Huntington – 1-800-734-4438 / (631) 385-0001
A Tisket A Tasket Anything in a Basket is the premier shop on Long Island for special occasion gift baskets. And their gift baskets come in all prices, unlike most gift basket companies, and are custom made to order. Along with gift baskets, which can include unique foods and treats or specialty gifts, they also offer chocolate platters. Anything you need for all your special occasions.
5. Custom Candy Concepts, 50 Inip Drive, Inwood – (770) 560-0803
At Custom Candy Concepts you can create edible art with custom-printed candy pictures. Make custom-designed chocolate cards, personalized mints, or a private message on candy picture pops. Use stock designs or your own personal designs and photos to decorate cookies, cakes, and other gifts at Custom Candy Concepts.
6. Candy Bouquet, 1 2nd Street, Woodbury – (516) 692-0009
Candy Bouquet is exactly what it sounds like. Marvelous bouquets made out of your favorite candies and sweet confections. It’s a delicious alternative to flowers. These bouquets will never wilt or die. Arraignment’s are available for any occasion. Treats include lollipops, popcorn, cookies, chocolate shaped like roses, all adhering to a different theme.
7. Sweetie’s Candy Cottage, 142 East Main Street, Huntington – (631) 423-7625
Sweetie’s Candy Cottage is like a step back in time to simpler days. Here you will find novelty and nostalgic candies, favors, centerpieces, melting chocolate to make your own treats and handmade, hand-dipped, custom candy creations. This include candy sushi and custom shaped chocolates.
8. Wrap A Sheet, Franklin Square – (516) 354-1978, Merrick – (516) 208-9102 / 1-877-600-7611
Wrap a Sheet creates tasty edible goodies, candy wrappers, custom chocolate favors, trendy candy bar favors and customized lollipops. Their hand-decorated cookies and chocolates will be a hit! Or maybe their personalized favor boxes are what you’re looking for. Either way, Wrap A Sheet will create the perfect gift for you and all your special moments.
If sheer elegance if what you aim for then Godiva is the place for you. Give a gift that impresses with Godiva’s assorted chocolate products, truffles, biscuits, coffees and teas, all available in milk, white, or dark chocolate. Godiva’s divine baked goods are to die for, but hopefully you’ll be around long enough to taste the tempting layer cakes and brownies. Godiva locations also stock melting chocolates, giving you the chance to try your hand at making a dessert that the Gods will delight in.
Visit any of their numerous Long Island locations:
Stony Brook Village Center, 127 Main Street, Harbor Crescent – (631) 751-2012
Smith Haven Mall, 238 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove – (631) 265-2900
Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station – (631) 427-3843
Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City – (516) 741-0260