Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Black & White & Blood Red All Over

From Miette

All the technicolor gore in the world will never be as haunting as a well-crafted black & white thriller. Without colorful distraction or mundane associations, images can linger for years. All it takes is a plaintive windstorm or footsteps behind you on a desolate street to bring back a scene in all its crisp, classic horror.

At least, that's what I imagine. I stay well away from scary movies of any sort.

The world is a scary enough place, with candy like this lurking around every corner:

From Miette

Shudder. And yet...who knew a skull could be...glamorous? The brilliant Valerie of Valerie Confections and Douglas of DL&Company crafted these gorgeous little deaths by chocolate, and have raised the bar for Halloween candy forever. I could never buy one because it would surely invade my dreams, but if you're of a sturdier constitution, please do.

Valerie Skulls
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia, Chestnut
Varieties: Brandied Cherry(white), Curious Chili(black), Scorched Caramel(brown)
Price: $25

From Miette

If you prefer devilishly handsome to devilish, a chocolate moustache might be the perfect Halloween accessory. They're elegant, handmade, and efficient: finally, a costume & candy in one!

Chocolate Moustache
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia, Chestnut
Varieties: Milk or Dark Chocolate
Price: $12

From Miette

Is that a cauldron of bones? Have the Miette girls finally lost their minds? Oh, it's only our beloved Schoolchalk licorice, with its lovely minty marrow. I mean, minty center.

Schoolchalk Licorice
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia, Chestnut
Price: $12.50/lb

From Miette

Those must surely be frozen grapes, right? Crunchy eyeballs? Ug. Now I'll never be able to look into someone's eyes without thinking, "...crunchy".

Milk Chocolate Crunchy Eyeballs
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia, Chestnut
Price: 10cents each

From Miette

Ah, a classic. Still way too scary for me (I used to run out of the room whenever The Count appeared on Sesame Street), but I'm sure you would make an irresistible vampire. Do you think there's an edited version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with all the vampire parts cut out? That's what I'd like for Halloween, please. I've been very good this year.

Wax Fangs
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia, Chestnut
Price: $1.50

1 comment:

Nikki said...

I love it all! Halloween is my most favorite 'holiday'. Christmas is amazing too, magical, but nothing beats the ethereal mystique behind all Hallows Eve! What a 'spooktacular' blog entry!