Happy almost-Halloween! In just two days you’ll be able to get all of the Reese’s pumpkins and candy corn your heart desires at a steep discount. Maybe this Halloween-themed box from Mouth will be on sale then too? Unlikely, but if by Tuesday you haven’t immediately switched into Thanksgiving mode, those ghost shortbread cookies are pretty cute.
Barring a trip to the grocery store or drugstore for candy, there is one festive item you should still consider: a Boo Bucket from McDonald’s, those trick-or-treat pails designed to resemble pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins. For those of us who grew up with the plastic buckets, Amy McCarthy says, the trip through the drive-thru (they come with a Happy Meal order) is well worth it.
A Tail Story dog toy, a Dopamine Goods T-shirt, and a Helle Mardahl cake stand.
Zoey Gong wrote about her Joyoung soy milk machine, a workhorse in the kitchen if you’re someone who consumes a lot of nondairy milk, not just of the soy variety. It’s also capable of making baby food.
Breakfast biscuit company Kanira partnered with Diaspora Co. on a cozy bundle of Diaspora Co. chai and all three flavors of Kanira biscuits: coconut and cardamom, turmeric and ginger, and chai spice.
Brightland has made its most popular olive oil varieties available in miniature.
This cake stand from glass artist Helle Mardahl costs as much as many people’s rent. But it sure is pretty. Mardahl’s other work — including sherbet-colored jugs and cups — is also extremely covetable.
While we’re on the topic of splurging, storied Tennessee restaurant and inn
Blackberry Farm has released its 2022 advent calendar containing 24 tiny jams, honeypots, and more.
I love these highly specific food-themed dog toys from the Tail Story. This incredible ginseng chicken soup toy (a chicken with detachable thighs and stuffed with little plush vegetables) is out of stock, sadly, but this Montreal smoked meat sandwich that splits in half is almost as fun.
Dopamine Goods is a T-shirt project that raises money for abortion funds, and many of them will speak to the food enthusiast: There’s this crab rangoon tee, this ode to dino nuggets, and this one that simply reads “pickle girl.” (Plus, there are several other options that’ll ensure you’re ready for next year’s Halloween.)
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