© Ellen Silverman
Michael Anthony is a good source for grown up candy.To end my week of candy obsession, here are a few people and situations deserving of special recognition.
Most Candy-Obsessed Chef—Jonathan Waxman. I’m not sure that he eats more candy than I do, but his list of favorites is prodigious. They are, in no order: M&M Peanuts, Planters Peanut Bar, Hershey Almond Bar, Snickers (frozen), Hershey Almond Kisses, Twix, Butterfinger, Almond Joy, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.
Most Unexpected Trick-or-Treat Spot—Soho House New York. Chef Neil Ferguson reports that last year some 200 kids came through the restaurant—on the 6th floor of a private club. In the course of offering up all that candy, Ferguson got addicted to Sour Patch Kids. ("If you have a tough day, you can bite their heads off and not feel bad about it," he says.) My question: How did the kids get past the doorman?
Best Candy for Parents—Gramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony handed out GT's chocolate-covered pumpkin toffee.