Everyone loves happy hour! After all, there’s a reason it’s called “happy” hour, isn’t there? Everyone associates summer with backyard barbecues and pool parties; you’ve just got to pick the right desserts to turn your next party into a hit. If you’re ready to try something new, why not make your happy hour more fun by pairing up wine and candy? Let’s find out more.
For Anyone Who Loves Chocolate
Chocolate-filled seashells bring to mind the beach. They are the perfect thing for your friends and family who are missing the beach but, because of social distancing guidelines, would prefer to stay home until it’s safer to go to a crowded place like the shore. Try them with port, which is an incredibly rich red wine. Chocolate and wine already make for a natural pairing, so lean into it! Dark chocolate truffles with Aglianico will be a festival for your taste buds.
For Anybody with a Sweet Tooth
Then we have the people with a serious sweet tooth. They may be picky about the chocolates they eat, or they might prefer other types of candy entirely. Gourmet gummies and a sweet Chardonnay could please them. Sour gummies are also a great way to change up the flavor profile of your party’s candy display. This is where you should choose Riesling or Sauvignon blanc, both of which are white wines. When it comes to the wine, the lighter tones are usually much sweeter while the darker reds tend to be more mellow and sometimes sour. Lollipops and crystal sticks add a pop of color to the proceedings, so go ahead and include them in the mix! For this pairing, you will want to serve rosé.
For Peanut Butter People
Peanut butter cups are nice treats for peanut butter lovers; they’ll also likely enjoy fudge made from a blend of chocolate and peanut butter. A fruity Lambrusco is the perfect pairing for these yummy and delicious desserts. Make your new summer tradition a wine and candy party!
A Wide Selection of Chocolate Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you will not be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!