Do you know the legend of the Candyman? The story goes something like this. Gaze in the mirror and repeat his name a number of times and you will summon a malevolent entity, deadly and not easily removed. This is a common trope used in horror and campfire stories for centuries. While some of you may have become aware of these legends through films like Candyman and the subsequent remake; or even from the 1980s classic Beetlejuice, the plot actually initiated from the legend of Bloody Mary. Depending on where you live you may know this tale by another name – the Bell Witch in Tennessee or the Latin version La Llorana (which incidentally was also made into a movie). The plot of... Continue Reading →
This year's candy and coffee duo celebrates New England's classic confections and implacable ghosts with our Boston-themed Candy Bag and Destination Set: Rhode Island Hauntings coffee trio. Each Spooky Sips is wrapped in a Halloween theme and contains three six-ounce bags of coffee and some candy. Click here to learn more.
The debate over whether candy corn is the best or worst of the Halloween treats has been raging for decades. Whether pro or con, one must admit that nothing evokes the Halloween spirit quite like that yellow, orange, and white candy. Here I have deconstructed those flavors and incorporated them into a sweet coffee treat.
I find the paper bags that artisan coffees are packaged in quite charming. I spend most summer and autumn nights in my garden and I love to decorate with found or upcycled items. With that in mind, I decided to transform some of my Queen Bean Coffee Company bags into paper lanterns. Whether hung from... Continue Reading →