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Holiday Sweets & Treats

December 16, 2014

Tis the season of Holiday Sweets & Treats!

And for a short time, a limited edition of sugary confections will be available on the market.

Here (in no particular order) are my top 5 local shops & bakeries who have created something truly delicious this holiday season!

1. Fiasco Gelato

This season, Fiasco’s been at it again in their test kitchen… Tirelessly working to bring us a seasonally unique collection.

For a limited time, 4 new holiday flavours will be available: Dark Chocolate Orange Gelato, Sticky Toffee Putting Gelato, Classic Eggnog Gelato and for those dairy free fans, Cranberry Pear Sorbetto.


$35 for 4 or $9 each

Also available are homemade mint holiday marshmallows for $6.

And the most perfect host/hostess gift:

Drinking Hot Chocolate Kit for 2 for $8

(Available in store or by delivery

2. Ollia Macarons & Tea

Just in time for the holidays, Ollia has opened to Calgarians offering the perfect gluten free desserts.

In a charming shop, nestled just off the popular 17th Ave in Calgary, Ollia’s Parisian chef has been busy creating a delicate collection of sweet and savoury Macarons.

This season, they have designed 3 holiday flavours to make your holidays even more festive:

Gingerbread, Eggnog, and a swirly Candy Cane macaron! $2 each.


(Available in store and online at

3. Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Nobody does doughnuts like Jelly Modern. Since it first appeared on the market in 2012, customers have deliciously approved of their creative custom offerings.

Now with stores in Calgary & Toronto, doughnut aficionados can take home their own holiday ‘doughboys’ to decorate!


2 fresh doughboys with all the fixings available by order for $9.95.

Not the creative type? Leave the decorating to the professionals! They also offer a colourful mix of holiday decorated and inspired flavoured doughnuts.


Mini doughnuts in holiday flavours: 16 for $39.95.

(Preorder at

4. Holt Renfrew Holiday Sundries

This is the only time throughout the year that Holt Renfrew carries sundries. Thanks to their sister stores Selfridges & Brown Thomas in London, England, a variety of delicately crafted cookies, sugared pecans and boozey cherries are available for purchase.


Holiday jams and confections are also available.

Varied costs $8-$60

(Available in store only

5. Crave Cookies & Cupcakes

Crave, who’s cupcakes are in fact THE BEST I’ve ever eaten, have really upped their holiday collection this year.

In addition to their festive cupcake flavours of Gingerbread and Eggnog ($1.90 per mini , $3.50 per full-size) they’ve really included something sweet for everyone!

Holiday Cheer Box


A hand selected assortment of Gluten Free Friendly holiday baking, perfectly gift wrapped in a blue baking box. This assortment includes Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bar, GFF Magic Cookie Bar and GFF Hazelnut Bar. $30.75 (18 pieces).

And for the first time, Crave has offered a special take home package which lets you play cookie creator!

Gingerbread Boy & Girl Cookie Decorating Kit


These fresh baked gingerbread boys and girls have everything you need to decorate them at home. Kit includes: 8 cookies, 3 containers of their signature vanilla buttercream, 4 containers of assorted candies and sprinkles… Along with sprinkling spoons, 3 decorating tips, 4 decorating bags and decorating ideas. Pre orders recommended, $29.95.

And then there’s THIS!


Gingerbread Loaf.
So insanely delicious, I couldn’t even sleep knowing this loaf was chilling in my refrigerator!

This loaf is so good, I would re-mortgage my home if I needed to, just to buy it!

(Available in store,

So no matter what your sweet tooth calls out for this holiday season, I’m certain my favourite bakeries and shops will have everything to satisfy you and yours this December.

Time to snack!

Mr. Fab sweets & treats

Looking forward to reading your comments!