It’s time to celebrate the spookiest time of year, Dulcich-style, because Harvest Hobgoblins have arrived. Delicious, crisp, and wrapped in the coolest, hobgobliniest packaging you ever did see, Hobgoblins are crisp, juicy, and a perfect antidote to fall’s resident Big Man on Campus, the ever unsubtle Mr. Pumpkin Spice. Hobgoblins come in red, green, and blue-black varieties, so no matter which color of grape you hoard and hide from the rest of your family, there’s a ’goblin just for you.
This is the time of year when just about every fruit and berry is out there claiming to be “just as sweet as candy,” and, as many a jaded Gen-Xer will tell you, that is simply and categorically Un.True. However, when we say it, we mean it—and we’ll stand behind it. There is no unnaturally colored cube of waxy fruit approximation that comes even close to the snap and sweetness of a Hobgoblin grape.
With their variety of colors and sizes, grapes are a natural for creative Halloween-themed treats. We’ve provided a few below, but the (cloudy, ominous, bat-filled) sky’s the limit! And if anyone asks who gave you the idea to put wrinkly raisin legs on a Hobgoblin black grape and leave it on your sister’s pillow, well you certainly didn’t hear it from us.
Caramel Dipped Grapes (our own recipe)
Fruit Spiders (from Eating Richly)
Marshmallow Grape Cups (from Allrecipes Australia)