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Best Bites Preview: Cotton Candy, Cupcakes, Frozen Treats & More

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Best Bites Preview: Cotton Candy, Cupcakes, Frozen Treats & More
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Life is short right? Why not eat dessert first? For one night Columbus Underground is giving you that chance! Our popular event Best Bites: Sweet Treats is returning this year to celebrate all things sugary and sweet in the City. We are bringing you a preview of our featured vendors before the event on February 23! Check out some of the delicious treats that will all be in the same room for one night only:

Pouf Cotton Candy is a cotton candy cart serving all natural organic cotton candy. A baker by trade founder, Natalie Radaci, had the idea for the concept after creating a cotton candy cupcake. The Pouf Cart can currently be rented for events across the city. With unique flavors like, Pina Colada, Cookie Dough and Cinnamon Swirl in addition to traditional flavors, there is sure to be something to please everyone. At Best Bites: Sweet Treats they will be spinning fresh Cotton Candy for guests to try!

Nellie’s Natural Ice Pops crafts all-natural, gourmet ice pops and serves them with love around Columbus.  The concept was envisioned with inspiration from the founder’s Grandmother and company namesake, who described eating her first ice pop as a little girl with fondness and joy. Nellie’s strives to bring you a taste of life the way it was meant to be lived! Their current flavors include Strawberry Balsamic, Spiced Cranberry Cider, and Orange and Black Pepper pops, which will be available to sample at Best Bites: Sweet Treats.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is devoted to making really great ice cream, the kind that brings people together. Jeni’s scoop shops feature a wide variety of unique flavors that rotate based on seasonal ingredients. Jeni’s has a unique twist on the customer experience, everything from the creative and sparkly clean vibes of their scoop shops to their attentive staff is about making your ice cream experience the best it can be. At Bites Bites: Sweet Treats, they will be featuring scoops of several flavors including: Juniper & Lemon Curd, Queen City Cayenne, Roxbury Road, Gooey Butter Cake and Bangkok Peanut.

Fantasy Cupcake bakes their goods everyday from farm fresh ingredients. They like to say “they aren’t just cupcakes, they’re fantasy cupcakes” they are just that good. Their gourmet treats are available at store front in the heart of old downtown Canal Winchester. Fantasy cupcakes can be ordered for weddings and events or for delivery. At Best Bites Sweet Treats, Fantasy Cupcake will be featuring mini cupcakes and cakepops.

The third edition of Best Bites: Sweet Treats will be held on Thursday, February 23 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Columbus Athenaeum. This year’s event will feature additional space and activities for new and returning guests to enjoy! Tickets to the event are on sale now! Entrance to the event includes samples of each featured sweet treat, live entertainment and a cash bar featuring Modelo NegraSt. Brendan’s Irish Cream and Meier’s Wine.

All participating treat makers include Three Kids and a KitchenMMELOJ-Pops Gourmet Ice Pops,  Rime Time Curiously Crafted PopsVelvet Ice CreamEarly Bird Food TruckElena’s Specialty CakesMrs. Turbo’s CookiesLopaus PointWinans Chocolates + CoffeesBailey’s Drive Inn Donuts,  Dough Mama,Short North Piece of CakeNellie’s Natural Ice PopsTwo Little BuckeyesFantasy CupcakePositively Sweet, LLCTorlitasHandel’s Ice Cream,  The Guild HouseNothing Bundt Cakes,Coco Cat Bakery & ChocolatesFirebirds Wood Fired GrillPouf Cotton Candy,  Donna’s Gourmet Cookies and Jeni’s Ice Cream.

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the The Columbus Foundation’s Gifts of Kindness Fund, a community-focused fund that helps Central Ohio families with emergency needs. The Columbus Underground Best Bites events have helped to raise over $16,000 for local charities in 2016!



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