Accion prides itself on supporting small businesses.This October 31st, we’re staying committed to our support of small business and celebrating not only Halloween but also the businesses we’ve helped to build. Continue reading below and check out Accion clients that have the treats to make your spectacularly spooky Halloween spectacularly sweet.
STRAWBERRY HILL CANDY
New England’s Strawberry Hill Candy that offers gourmet lollipops, some in the shape of Halloween staples like ghosts and jack-o-lanterns, chocolate, organic honey and organic maple syrup sweeteners, teas, and even chocolate-covered nuts. Determined to make sure no child feels left out, Strawberry Hill Candy makes sweets that are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, egg free, peanut free, tree nut free, shellfish free, fish free for children with food allergies or sensitivities. You can contact this candy provider directly to custom make any of the lollipop shapes you see on the site in clear allergen free and dye free.
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Brooklyn-based chocolatier Raaka Chocolate produces “chocolate for the bold,” virgin chocolate that is unroasted, stone ground, and made in small batches. The earth-conscious brand wraps its chocolate bars, typically made with organic ingredients, in recycled paper and donates all of its cocoa husk to an after-school gardening program in Brooklyn. They also offer soy free, gluten free, vegan, and nut free options. If you’re looking to purchase your Halloween treats from a company that makes delicious chocolate and is socially and environmentally conscious, look no further than Raaka Chocolate. See where you can purchase Raaka Chocolate near you.
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Reena’s Treats was born when owner Sereena began collecting old family baking recipes from her family members. Now, a business woman and baker, Sereena offers cupcakes, cake pops, cakes, lemon bars, bread pudding, cookies, peach cobbler, and a slew of other mouth-watering options to families and businesses who want to add a bit of flavor to their private events. Reena’s Treats, based in Harlem, has even had the pleasure of serving its decorative treats to celebrity clients like VH1 reality star Yandy Smith. This Halloween, get some celebrity treatment of your own and order some sweets from Reena’s Treats.
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Salty Road was born in June 2011 when a group of friends decided to work together to create high-quality saltwater taffy and sell it on the boardwalk in Far Rockaway, Queens. Despite being warned about the lengthy and painstaking process, Marisa, the candy maker of the group, determined to make the taffy by hand. Two years later, Salty Road taffy is still handmande and is the creamiest and softest saltwater taffy in the business. Salty Road taffy has a distinct salt crystal crunch and includes real vanilla bean which gives it its yummy vanilla flavor. You can find Salty Road taffies at retailers across the U.S., on the web, and even in Canada.
THE CHOCOLATE SWIRL
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Do you want to really show-off for your big Halloween get-together? Is your Halloween usually a dual holiday and birthday celebration? Are you a teacher looking for the perfect way to treat your students? Let us introduce you to The Chocolate Swirl. This Queens, NY sweets connoisseur offers a wide assortment of treats, but we are personally most impressed by their cakes. Visit The Chocolate Swirl’s Facebook page and take a glance at their more intricate designs like their Lego cupcakes and several cakes they made for the 4000th performance of Wicked on Broadway. Each sugary concoction is lovingly made by hand, ensuring that everything they make for you is an original creation. Visit The Chocolate Swirl online to inquire about how you can get your hands and taste buds on their cakes, truffles, and cupcakes.
BLACK & BLANCO
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Black & Blanco owners Steve and Heidi make Moroccan-inspired shortbread cookies that are perfect for those with strict diets or food sensitivities. Black & Blanco cookies are egg free, dairy free, cholesterol free, wheat free, and never include Genetically Modified Foods or any artificial flavoring. What does a cookie from Black & Blanco include? Two of their key ingredients are organic rye and organic virgin coconut oil. Enjoy a guilt-free treat from them this Halloween.