We believe in starting the celebrations off early by switching out all our playlists to ones marked Merry and Bright and with a sugar high that will take you (and us) weeks to come down from. It’s a Life In Pleasantville secret coping mechanism for the holiday rush. The writers sent us their favourite treats from near and far—people around here have a sweet tooth, by the way—and we hope it inspires you to try something different this season.
Katja Wulfers‘s wish list involves crossing an ocean or ordering early, but the treats from Biscuiterie des Marais are totally worth it. Her two top picks are pure butter Breton cookies and praline-chocolate seagull eggs.
Another option from overseas—Ireland—but available close to home is Jen Maier‘s pick, PC Spiced Chocolate Collection. It’s a collection of artisanal truffles that will leave you drooling. Or so we’ve heard.
Gwen Leron is a fan of all things Purdy’s, but when it came time to choosing a favourite the dark chocolate quinoa bar with hemp hearts won. This ranks as health food, by the way, so you’re welcome.
How many are too many when it comes to Lindor dark peppermint truffles? Nicole MacPherson’s isn’t telling because she’s too busy hiding the bag from everyone.