Just in time for the holiday season, pastry chef Country Veldaor and husband Sergio opened their sweet-minded shop in Old Town Scottsdale. Called Super Chunk Sweets and Treats the charming retail spot is an outpost to get your hands on a variety of the chef's handcrafted desserts. The store, meant to be grab-and-go, opened Tuesday at 7120 East 6th Avenue, between Cowboy Ciao and Geisha A Go Go.
You'll be able to buy four varieties of gourmet caramel corn: brown butter fleur de sel, chocolate pretzel hazelnut, chocolate bacon and "Junk Food." The store will also be selling duck fat toffee, cashew brittle and a peppermint version of the brutti ma buoni cookies served at this year's Scottsdale Culinary Festival.
In a small freezer you'll find containers of ice cream as well as take-and-bake cookie dough.
And finally there's the pastry case where the Jon and Yoko miniature cakes reside next to similar Black Swan companions. The former, a milk and honey cakes features bourbon and cinnamon, while the later Country describes as "Black Forest inspired." There are also full sized S'mores and Pineapple Upsidedown Cakes ($48 each) available -- in addition to her award-winning Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie.
Super Chunk will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The store will be closed on Christmas day, but will be open on Christmas Eve.
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In two weeks Country says she'll also being extended hours on Thursday for the Scottsdale Art Walk. The store will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. for Dark Side of the Moon Pie, during which time they'll be playing Dark Side of the Moon and handing out pie.
For more information visit the Super Chunk Sweets & Treats Facebook.