12 Days of Gift Guides + Giveaways | Celebrating with Candy from Bissinger’s

When I was younger, I’d visit St. Louis with friends or family to pick someone up at the airport or see a museum or go to a concert. Almost always, we’d end up at a mall – it was the 90s, who wasn’t at the mall? – and if I had any money in my useless kid purse I’d head to the European-looking candy store to buy a molasses lollipop. They were such a treat – I’d even try to take a nibble, re-wrap it in the bag, and save some for later (which was both hard to do and very sticky.)  But since I was so high on sugar, I never paid any attention to the name of the store. It was simply that place with the molasses lollipops, and it was fantastic.

When I got older and moved here myself, my mother asked me if I ever found out who made those candies. I couldn’t quite piece together where I’d had them as a kid. Which mall was it? Where was the storefront? Was it across from the swimwear boutique or the bra shop? I gave up on my hunt after my third trip to a mall with no luck. Maybe it was better to not find it again. You can’t spoil the memory that way.

But then I had to visit Plaza Frontenac for work, and there I saw Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier.

The molasses lollipops are just as good as I remembered, and even come in themed gift sets with festive designs. And now that I’ve been to the shop so many times, they aren’t the only thing I love there! My taste buds are crushin’ on the Coconut Caramel Chocolate Bars, as well as everything included in the beautiful (and delicious!) Holiday Buffet Ballotin seen below.

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How cute would that be as a hostess gift? I was tempted to save some of my chocolate until family came in for Christmas, but… I’ve been really enjoying it myself. It’s good to give yourself a gift, right? Right.

Looking to celebrate the season with chocolate? Other than the favorites I listed above, I’d try the 8 oz. Hand-Painted Saint Nick, the Glaceed Apricots au Chocolat, or the Peppermint Patties.

For Day Four of the 12 Days of Gift Guides + Giveaways, one lucky reader will win a $50 Bissinger’s gift card! If you’re in St. Louis you can stop by one of Bissinger’s storefronts, or if you’re outside the area – or too cold to leave your home – you can have these treats shipped to your house.

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Enter the Bissinger’s giveaway for the next week, and come back tomorrow for Day Five of the 12 Days of Gift Guides + Giveaways!


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