Etsy may have made its name in arts and crafts, but that’s not all this online marketplace is good for: More than ever, foodies are flocking to Etsy for one-of-a-kind creations that are not only edible, but well-presented. If you’re looking for a gift or indulgence, stop browsing: These sweet treats have you covered.
What do you get when you combine a hot trend (mason jars) with one of the world’s best inventions (hot chocolate)? Answer: a delicious-tasting, gorgeous-looking treat. This mix includes all the dry ingredients you need to make a truly decadent peppermint hot chocolate — all you have to do is add hot milk. The layer of minty candy canes and ribbon trim add the final flourishes to top3’s presentation. If you’re in the mood to indulge yourself or spoil someone else with creamy cocoa, this will hit the spot. If mint isn’t your thing, this concoction is also available in a cinnamon and spicy Mexican flavour.
There’s something oddly satisfying about snacking on brittle. It’s always crunchy, light and packed with flavour. While brittle is brilliant (and we can rave about it forever), this version by PernillasSS takes it to a whole other level. Made from Pennie’s very own gourmet chocolate blend and topped with roasted peanuts, walnuts, almonds and sunflower seeds, this brittle is completely organic and — get this — has no added sugar. In fact, it’s so healthy that we can barely call it a treat. The pretty gift wrapping will make it feel like one, though! PernillasSS has shot to Etsy fame for her sugar-free sweets and treats, so check out her shop.
Sweet and sour
For a tasty trip down memory lane (and straight back to your childhood), you can’t go past these candy apple lollipops from sweetniks. They come in two flavours: sweet (made from red apples) and sour (granny smiths). Amazingly, these handmade candy pops contain zero preservatives, which is sweetniks’ specialty. The presentation is cute and functional: The pops are on a wooden stick and wrapped in cello bags, so you can easily enjoy one on the go without making a mess. The shop owner, Nicole, sells lollipops in packs of six, but if you want to customise your order, just convo her.
Texture for tastebuds
If your mouth isn’t already watering from the picture, allow me to help out by describing this jam from Sunchowders Emporia in detail. Close your eyes and picture a homemade jam made with fresh raspberries and sweetened with pure cane sugar, lemon juice and a dash of Cointreau liquor. The texture is thick and blobby and unlike anything you can get in the supermarket. Now, wrap it up in a glass jar topped with a vintage-style paper lid and tied up with a bow. This raspberry jam in a word? Irresistible.