'Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and caldron bubble...'
All Hallow's Eve is nearly upon us, and while we're (hopefully) not stirring up curses in a cauldron, we are stocking up on Halloween gifts for family and friends.
Where else to look for uniquely designed and beautifully presented seasonal treats than the famous London emporium, Fortnum & Mason? This Piccadilly department store has been creating delectable treats since 1707 and has only gone from strength to strength. Always one to go hard for a theme, their Halloween offerings this year are rather, ahem, spooktacular.
Selected products from their new Halloween range are currently on sale, so we've curated our top picks for you below.
1. Halloween Praline Selection Box
Halloween Praline Selection Box, was £16.95, now £12.70
These hand-tempered, moulded and piped ghoulish figures are just the thing for an after dinner treat. Made with smooth Belgian chocolate and a silky hazelnut praline centre, they're too tasty to resist.
2. Witches' Brew Hot Chocolate
Witches' Brew Hot Chocolate, was £8.95, now £6.70
Get the cauldron's ready for a thick green potion. Made from white Colombian chocolate colored with spirulina, this frothy drink will keep you cozy in the crisp fall evenings.
3. Ultimate Halloween Chocolate & Marzipan Selection
Ultimate Halloween Chocolate & Marzipan Selection, was £165.00, now £123.75
If you're struggling to decide which Halloween gifts to pick up for your home this Halloween, then look to the selection box.
Packed full of truffles, marzipans, nougats, chocolate clusters and even Cassis jelly squares, there's something for everyone in this impressive draw box in the brand's signature eau de nil color.
4. Milk Chocolate Coated Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Popcorn
Milk Chocolate Coated Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Popcorn, was £10.95, now £8.20
Pumpkin spice is undoubtedly the scent of the season, and we can't get enough. This popcorn snack is decadently coated in caramel, milk and chocolate and, of course, the ubiquitous pumpkin spice.
5. Halloween Sweet Mix
Halloween Sweet Mix, was £9.95, now £7.45
The perfect present for little ones - or sweet-toothed adults, this bag is full of fruity seasonal jelly sweets, all moulded into iconic Halloween shapes, from pumpkins to ghosts.
6. Marzipan Pumpkins & Skulls
Marzipan Pumpkins & Skulls, was £9.95, now £7.45
For almond lovers, any marzipan treat is a delight, but who couldn't love these skull and pumpkin shaped delights. Decorated by hand in Yorkshire, these really nearly are too good to eat.
7. Witches' Fingernails
Witches' Fingernails, was £8.50, now £6.35
They may have a gruesome name, yet they taste anything but. An ideal, and especially moreish, Halloween snack, these are actually pumpkin seeds coated in milk, dark and white chocolate.
Not on sale but not to be missed...
1. The Beastly Banquet Hamper
It wouldn't be Fortnum & Mason if we didn't include a hamper.
This bumper sized wicker box contains many of the currently on sale products above, as well as iced biscuits, boozy truffles and stem ginger biscuits. To wash down your feast there's also a bottle of Blanc de Blanc Champagne as well as the seasonally appropriate Bloody Mary Odditea.
2. The Wicked Wicker Halloween Hamper
For a more petite, but no less delicious hamper, the Wicked Wicker is the way to go. Full of perfect Halloween gifts for your host or just yourself.
3. Chocolate Toad
This incredibly realistic chocolate toad was hand-moulded in England. The smell of the delicious rich Belgian chocolate might be the only way to make you able to bite into this life-like treat.