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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Stealth Sugar-Free Candy…

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Halter Raspberry Bon Bons hail from Switzerland, and like all things Swiss, they exceed expectations in a quiet way.

First off, they are sugar-free, but they are delightfully sweet with no strange, fake taste.

Secondly, the package has a pleasant flip top.

Third, they are called Bon Bons, and who doesn’t love that term?

Lastly they’re Kosher and list the Rabbi who supervises the production.

I spotted these in a wonderful drug store, in La Jolla, that carried everything including imported candies. The store is called Burns Drugs and it’s the kind of place that you could spend hours finding things that you didn’t know that you needed.

Check out Halter’s web site www.halter-bonbons.ch   The site is very Euro and has advertising that makes us yanks laugh (see the photo of the man and the cow…what is going on here?)

Even so, their candies are charming and are worth a try when you spot them on a shelf.

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Babycakes in Hillcrest is a new favorite of mine

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While vacationing in the San Diego last week we came upon this heaven of delicious food, outstanding bakery sweets and a fun spot for adult beverages.

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We were just looking for lunch, and the little house with the porch caught our eye. Next,  the words “hearty eats” and “liquid sweets” were what lured us in.

When we headed inside and looked at the menu we could hardly decide on which item to order. Everyone ordered something different and no-one left disappointed or hungry. The sandwiches, soup bowls, burger and fries servings were huge, and the prices were very reasonable.

Although we were all too full for cupcakes, we ordered some to take back to the hotel for a late night treat. I must admit that cupcakes have been really over played lately, but these cupcakes were worth the hype. The buttercream flavors were fresh and complemented each cake flavor. We tried blood orange, red velvet, chocolate raspberry, lemon bavarian, and pistachio. All were delightful, and if we had been staying closer to Babycakes, we would have been back for more.

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If your travels bring you to San Diego, you must stop in for lunch, a cocktail and a cupcake for later. Check out their site. It seems that there is always something fun happening there. You can order their cupcakes online, too! There is also a location in Balboa Park if you happen to be visiting the zoo.