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#NationalDessertDay: Some of the Best Sweet Treat Spots in NJ!

It’s #NationalDessertDay! Before you continue reading, I must worn you, you might experience a sugar rush! That’s okay, today is the day to cheat on those diets and indulge in those guilty pleasures! Here are a few of #HipNJ’s favorite local dessert spots to help you out!

1. Absolute Zero, Montclair

As you may or may not know, rolled ice cream has become “a thing” and Absolute Zero is the place to get it. In October 2016, Absolute Zero opened and has been putting smiles on customer’s faces ever since. Their hand made, Thai-inspired ice creams rolls are a combination of fresh milk, cream,  and other ingredients like fruit or cookies. They also offer a wide variety of toppings and flavors. The idea of rolled ice cream originated in Thailand, where street vendors would create and serve the ice cream on mobile carts. Now it has become an American favorite!

2. Gigi’s Cupcakes, Maplewood

I don’t know about you guys, but cupcakes are my absolute favorite dessert! They’re cute, fun, and tasty! What’s unique about Gigi’s Cupcakes is her signature icing swirl, with 3 layers of icing. Gigi has almost 100 locations nationwide, including one right here in Maplewood. Whether you’re planning an event or you just have a sweet tooth, Gigi’s cupcakes will satisfy your needs!

3. The Cookie Connect, Bloomfield

If you’re busy during the day on this year’s #NationalDessertDay, no worries, you can still celebrate by heading to The Cookie Connect for a late night treat! The Mission of this company is to “Make sure everyone’s late night cravings are fulfilled“. They bake their treats fresh daily, offering a standard menu of 12 cookies, seasonally changing beverages, ice cream, and their signature cupcake cup! This month’s cupcake cup flavor is Pumpkin Spice Latte, (yes I’ve tried it and yes, its as good as it sounds), get yours tonight!

4. Papa Ganache, Matawan

No, we did not forget about our #HipNJ vegans! Located in Matawan, all Papa Ganache’s treats are vegan and gluten free!

“Our products are heart healthy, cholesterol-free, no trans fat, no hydrogenated oil, no high fructose corn syrup, dairy-free, egg-free, all natural no preservatives, no animal products, and mostly organic.”

Papa Ganache has a wide variety of treats, like cakes, bars, cookies, pies and more! They also offer wholesale for those special occasions.   

5. Mo’Pweeze Bakery, Denville

Our last dessert spot is another vegan delight, (we had to give you guys options too!) Mo’Pweeze Bakery is 100% vegan, and free of the top 9 allergens. They were voted Best Gluten Free Goodies in Morris 2018. They offer many different desserts, such as donuts, edible cookie dough, cakes, brownies, and more! Their products are ALWAYS tree-nut, fish, shellfish, gluten, peanut, eggs, dairy, and sesame free. If you have other allergies, Mo’Pweeze will try their best to accommodate you!

The moral of the story is, there are no excuses this #NationalDessertDay! Whether you want to go super sweet or try to keep it healthy, there are so many places for desserts right here in New Jersey! Celebrate today the right way! 

Happy Eating! 

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE

What are three things that everyone loves on their birthdays? Cookies, eating without regrets, and being around friends! You agree? Well so do the people at Bonny Neiman, which is why they contributed to the Cookies 4 Kids fundraiser by selling cookies at their store and donating 15% of the sales!

Cookies 4 Kids

Deciding that they wanted to contribute to the fundraiser just a few days before hand, they were happy to see the outcome and support they had from family and friends. The amount of people that freed their schedules to help contribute to this cause was truly remarkable.

Cookies 4 Kids

Because Bonny Neiman and Sue Ananian did so so well selling at their store, they’re continuing their cookie spree. This Saturday and Sunday 6/16 and 17 from 8am to 4pm they will be at 429 Rockaway Valley Road, Boonton Township NJ at the lacrosse tournament.

To visit their website, or to gain more information Click Here.

What’s Your Favorite Torico’s Ice Cream Flavor?

Torico’s Ice Cream is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on July 8 and we want to hear from you! What is your favorite ice cream flavor from the store? The poll gives you a choice of 10 unique flavors from the shop.

What is your favorite Torico Ice Cream Flavor?

The first and perhaps most unique is their Ube flavor. This ice cream is a very popular flavor in the Philippines and gets its color from a sweet purple yam called ube used in many Filipino desserts. 

Chocolate lovers rejoice as they have tasty flavors for you including either rocky road or chocolate blackout. What’s better than chocolate? Peanut butter flavored ice cream surrounding chunks of chocolate and banana throughout!

For all you coffee lovers out there, they also have a coffee cookies flavor to get that sweet taste you know so well. In addition, they have: coconut joy, poundcake, cookies & cream, butter pecan, strawberry cheesecake, coconut sherbet, cherry pistachio and bubble gum.

Let us know in the link above what your favorite ice cream flavor is!