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December 2, 2013

From apples to chocolates to sub oil, there's no lack of food gifts from the Niagara Region

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“They ship the nicest and it’s a complete gift,” he said of the tins. “You have a nice consumable gift and a lasting gift with the tin.”

While they might not be so far-reaching, other local bakeries also have gift potential.

Muscoreil’s Fine Desserts in North Tonawanda, besides its array of baked goods, offers gift baskets and other products, while the Village Bake Shoppe of Lewiston offers gift baskets, tea breads and more. In Lockport, there’s Sweet Sixteen Café, K.M. Treats and the Molinaro’s Holy Cannoli Café. And, back in Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute offers gift boxes of cookies in its LaPatisserie.

Chocolate heaven

If your idea of the perfect sweet treat is some a little more chocolately the Niagara Region also has your gift giving covered.

Candy shops include the aforementioned Muscoreil’s, Platter’s Chocolates in North Tonawanda, Watson’s in Kenmore, Niagara Falls and six other locations, Condrell’s Candies and Ice Cream in Kenmore (which also sells loose-leaf teas), Fowler’s Chocolates in Tonawanda and six other locations, Parkside Candy in the Town of Tonawanda and four other locations and the Barker Chocolate Box (which has a retail store at the Main Place Mall in Buffalo and an online site).

Honeymoon Sweets in Niagara Falls has had its taste of fame over the past few years — owner Mary Ann Hess has taken her chocolates to the presidential inauguration, the sports, daytime and primetime Emmys, and next year, to the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. But her candy is also available to the public via her website at niagarashoneymoonsweets.com.

“I do a lot of clusters, a lot of trays, a lot of gift boxes,” she said, mentioning her Niagara Falls-themed chocolates, including Falls chocolate medallions, chocolate daredevil barrels and daredevil-themed sweets for which the proceeds go to local food pantries, the Lions Club and Oakwood Cemetery. She also specializes in edible pictures and picture frames.

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