Last month Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for places to get dessert in metro Phoenix.
Best Candy Store: Super Chunk Sweets and Treats
Since opening late last year, Super Chunk Sweets and Treats has wasted no time winning us -- and our sweet tooth -- over with its ever-growing selection of handmade candies and desserts. Owners and confectionary masterminds Country and Sergio Velador bring sophistication to the idea of a classic candy store by offering one-of-a-kind flavors that appeal to the taste buds of grownups and little ones alike. We love the rich, savory flavor of Super Chunk's blue cheese and fig caramels, as well as the botanical aromas of her black licorice chews. For lighter, sweeter options, try the lemon verbena hard candies or a hand-pulled taffy, which come in a rainbow of flavors and colors that change from week to week. On any given visit, you might catch Country in the middle of breaking up sheets of delicate honeycomb candy or mixing batches of her signature caramel popcorns. And if you're lucky, the Veladors might even give you a sneak peek of what they are working on next.