All posts tagged: skulls

Halloweeny Things: Luxury Chocolate Skulls, Ghosts, and Pills from FIKA

Handcrafted by master chocolatier Håkan Mårtensson for the Manhattan-based coffee shop chain FIKA, these edible ghoulish skulls, pills, and ghosts are definitely not for handing out to the kiddies tomorrow. FIKA, which was named after the Swedish expression for coffee break, was opened in 2006 by founder and co-owner Lars Åkerlund, who wanted to create a menu heavily inspired by Swedish heritage and flavors but with a modern twist. I just love skulls so I’m a fan of these dark desserts, even when it’s not Halloween. All images courtesy of FIKA.

Skullympics Mug

To celebrate “the big sporty thing that’s happening” at the moment, the endearingly irreverent bunch at The New English have introduced the “100% unofficial” bone china Skullympics Mug. Made in Stoke on Trent, England, the mug features five grinning skulls in place of the Olympic rings, and sports a new shape with an oversized handle for “increased grabability and pickupness” as well as a wider neck for improved “dunkability.” May the best tea win. £15.60  Photos courtesy of The New English.