Sweets for Dudes

Valentine's Day is Friday and for those looking for a scrumptious and unique gift, one of my favorite go-to shops is Dude Sweet Chocolate in Austin. The Laphroaig Truffle is one of their most popular manly options, made with Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey, condensed milk, molasses and 73.5% dark chocolate. 

Any food item named Crack in a Box is a winner. To make this ridiculously addictive concoction, whole hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia and soy are tossed in egg whites, powdered sugar and sea salt, then candied in the oven. A glob of 72% South American chocolate with raw cocoa nibs is added, then it's poured into slabs and cut. 

Stag Party Fudge is made with Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry Whiskey, walnuts and sea salt. 

And for the ultimate chocolate lover, send the Gift Box that includes chocolate truffles, toffee, fudge and potion plus Crack in a Box and Chubby Nuts. And it's just $35. Great deal... Click here to see all of the Dude Sweet Chocolate offerings which can be mailed quickly, via FedEx. 

For an offering that is a tad sweeter, Audrey over at Tiny Buffalo Baking Co. just introduced a Valentine Box for $15 which includes cranberry vanilla granola, cherry white chocolate scones, salted chocolate shortbread and salted caramels. That sounds pretty amazing...

If you're in Atlanta, Audrey will be at two pick up points for the Valentine boxes on Thursday and Friday. Click here for more details. Or click here for more tasties from her shop to be shipped nationwide. Plus, her classic and colorful aprons (hand made in a barn) are all on sale for $28. Sweet...

 

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