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.





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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  1. Nelle
    December 8, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I would buy the Chocolate bars!

  2. Tracy Owens
    December 9, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Because chocolate!

  3. Ann Fantom
    December 9, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    If I won, I would get Bissinger’s Classic Nut Clusters

  4. Debbi Wellenstein
    December 10, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I will definitely get the Bear Claws Royale. Wow!

  5. elizabeth p
    December 11, 2016 / 1:06 am

    I would choose dark chocolate, yum! Thanks for the chance.

  6. Ashley C
    December 11, 2016 / 6:13 am

    I would love to get the Holiday Petit Fours! Yummy!

  7. manda
    December 12, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I would like dark chocolate

  8. Brooke Allen
    December 12, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I’m not sure but the Karl Bissenger collection looks yummy. They all do!

  9. katherine
    December 14, 2016 / 7:39 am

    I love the Christmas Classic collection of Chocolates

  10. Vikki Billings
    December 14, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    The Bissinger’s Classic Nut Clusters, look so good. I would love to get some of those!!

  11. Roxann
    December 14, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    I probably would get the Christmas Classic Collection.

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