You wouldn’t think this, but Heath actually has some pretty delightful local sweet treats available for purchase. They are perfect for gifts and for treating yourself, which is what we did this past weekend. Take a look at three little treats you should stop by and pick up!
This company is taking local shops by storm, filling them with their caramels and marshmallows. We opted out of the marshmallows, which they had in vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon flavors, and opted for the sea salt caramels, which are possibly the best we’ve ever had. They are definitely salty, paired perfectly with extremely refined caramel that isn’t going to stick to your braces or slide away quickly: it’s the perfect caramel. You can order these online as well as catch them at the Cheese Store of Silver Lake, Joan’s On Third, Clementine, and more.
These cookies risk being boring but are not at all: they are soft, sweet, gingery cookies, that are an approachable and year round gingerbread cookie infused with a sugar cookie. Cookies like this are usually not that fun, being stiff and too saccharine. These are not going to give you a toothache and may beg you to eat them all (fortunately or unfortunately). Even as I write this, I had to grab another. You can grab these at Valerie Confection’s West First location, too.
There were a few flavors of the p.o.p. butter crunches but we opted for the Rosemary Almond since it sounded the most interesting. Like brittles, this is a combination of sweet and savory, falling into a weird treat sub-category that isn’t overly sweet or salty. It’s very nutty, with a slightly caramel-ish hint, the rosemary adding a complexity to make it more than just a one trick brittle treat. Personally, this was not my favorite (it tended to have a bitterness to it); however, it was Bobby’s favorite. p.o.p. have tons of stuff to choose from, all of which are from fresh, clean ingredients and are gluten free. They don’t have a store you can go in to buy treats from but you can order things online from the Santa Monica shop.
These are great treats you can get at Heath, perhaps even buying a nice bowl or plate to set them on as you gift them or prep them for a dinner party. They are not the cheapest treats, though, the 1/4 pound of caramels costing seven dollars, the cookies costing twelve, and the brittle costing four dollars and fifty cents. They are great crowd pleasers and should be off of your hands within minutes of opening them.