Halloween is right around the corner, and while not all of us celebrate the occasion, there’s one thing we can all enjoy: good food!
We sent out three of our lifestyle writers to review half a dozen trick-or-treats you can sink your fangs into this Halloween.
Trick-or-Treat Pumpkin Pastry (Bread Society)
Nicholas: Bread Society has whipped up a few unique Halloween-inspired creations this October, including this pumpkin-looking oval-shaped pastry. Named “Trick-or-Treat”, the $2 bun may not look like much, but don’t be fooled by its appearance. Take a bite and you’ll be treated with strong flavours of dark chocolate topping, pumpkin custard paste and fresh banana all in one.
If there’s one thing you should be afraid of, it’s that they’re swept off the shelves almost instantly – like magic.
- Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-301/302, Singapore 038983
- ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn #B4-08/09, Singapore 238801
Ginger Butternut Squash Popsicle (Popaganda)
Chloe: Yes, it totally sucks that we don’t have fall in Singapore. No autumn leaves or the chance to wear cute sweaters and beanies. But if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?
One way we can embrace autumnal flavours here is with Popaganda’s Ginger Butternut Squash popsicle ($4-5), which is particularly refreshing in the hazy October heat. Not only are the ingredients used natural and locally sourced, this local brand gives back to the community to support non-profit organisations. Their popsicles are suitable for vegetarians, the lactose intolerant and anyone who wants their pumpkin fix on our sunny little island.
Check out Popaganda’s website for a list of places you can get their popsicles!
Hershey’s Candy Corn (Cold Storage)
Sufyan: I wouldn’t say Hershey’s well-known for their mind-boggling flavours (looking at you, Kit Kat), so it was a surprise for me to see this sitting on the chocolate rack ($8.95 per pack). Introduced as a Halloween treat, I found out that their candy corn flavour has a fair share of haters on the net, so I wanted to try it out for myself.
The first thing that hits you is the sweetness. Not only is the chocolate itself incredibly sweet, there’s candy corn bits inside!
Be prepared for a sugar-filled explosion on your tongue. Somehow, I ended up liking it… and eating a few more pieces. Love it or hate it, Hershey’s Candy Corn looks like it’s here to stay.
Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcake (dessert.cup)
Nicholas: Hopping onto the pumpkin bandwagon, dessert.cup bakery has wowed us with another cupcake creation, featuring a pumpkin-flavoured cake base with a dollop of vanilla frosting and the cutest pumpkin-shaped marshmallow. The cake was fluffy and had a subtle hint of pumpkin flavour, which went well with the cream. As if it wasn’t sweet enough, the marshmallow added more sugariness to the treat.
Definitely suited for those with a sweet tooth! At $6, it’s rather steep for a mid-meal snack. But what you’re paying for is its quality and the taste of Halloween.
- Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road #B1-73
Pumpkin Pancakes (Group Therapy Cafe)
Chloe: Why settle for ordinary pancakes this season when you can get pumpkin pancakes? For the more adventurous, you can get your dose of savoury pumpkin at Group Therapy Cafe. A popular brunch choice, what you can expect is a generously sized pumpkin pancake topped with smoked salmon and poached eggs ($18). If you want to take your ‘Fall-in-Singapore’ experience to the next level, get the Brothers Toffee Apple Cider, which is practically autumn in a cup.
Group Therapy Cafe, 49 Duxton Road #02-01
- 30 East Coast Road, Katong V, #01-11, Singapore 428751
- 49 Duxton Road, #02-01, Singapore 089513
Palmer’s Caramel Apple Cups (Cold Storage)
Sufyan: Caramel apples are something I’ve always wanted to try, so caramel apple flavoured candies seemed like a safe place to start. I picked out Palmer’s Caramel Apple Cups ($3.95 per pack) mostly because Palmer’s makes acceptable peanut butter cups, so these might be worth a try.
The chocolate smelled a bit cheap, similar to the gold coin chocolate. Upon my first bite, it was clear that the caramel apple taste was overpowering the chocolate flavour, despite its filling being not that substantial.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad experience – I’d recommend you to give it a shot if you want a cheap and easy caramel apple fix.
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Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by any of the above brands.