One of the spookiest times of the year also happens to be one of the sweetest!
Yes, Halloween is a celebration of seasonal change – from harvest season to the chill of winter, but it’s evolved over the millennia. From a “goodbye” to fall, it’s now a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children (and children at heart).
At Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen, we love to celebrate the holidays and invite our fans to join the fun! To us, Halloween is about finding your inner child and dressing as a cartoon character, an enchanted princess, a misunderstood monster and especially indulging in those popular and coveted candies (that we try to avoid on a day-to-day basis) – all for just one evening.
As the BCK creative team was sharing Halloween stories, we had a cool idea. We always think about pairing coffee with elegant food and deserts. But what if we paired our favorite Halloween candies with our favorite Barnie’s Coffees?
That seemed like a lot of fun. So, in honor of Trick or Treaters everywhere seeking the best candies around, we developed the Halloween Candy & Coffee Matchmaker!
8. Barnie’s Blend & Kit Kat – Smooth chocolate with a little crunch and our legendary medium roast blend of Central and South American coffee beans.
7. Cool Café Blues & Milky Way – The caramel flavors of both candy and coffee work together to WOW you!
6. Crème Brûlée & Snickers – The vanilla and caramel of the coffee play off of the nuttiness of Snickers – and both share the sugary caramel notes.
5. Peppermint Bark & Peppermint Patties – Want to really spook your palate? Then the combined mintiness of these two favorites will do the Trick (or Treat?)
4. Santa’s White Christmas & 3 Musketeers – Our iconic Santa’s White Christmas is just made better with the nougat and caramel from 3 Musketeers (don’t forget the addition of chocolate from the candy bar!)
3. Café Mocha & M&M’s – The bite-sized candies have been a favorite among chocolate lovers for generations, and they make a great mate for our melt-in-your-mouth Café Au Chocolate.
2. Hawaiian Hazelnut & Almond Joy – This pairing will take you on a tasty tip to the island tropics. Coconut, nuts and chocolate gather in an exotic combination.
1. Pumpkin Spice & Candy Corn – Our favorite autumn delight is the classic, iconic candy corn paired with our adored Pumpkin Spice coffee.
We hope you enjoyed readying this list and trying the great flavor combinations. We sure did!
Now we encourage you to enjoy your Halloween, your candy – and your Barnie’s Coffee. Please try these out and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear your thoughts and any fun stories from your Halloween.
Until next time,