I love hanging out with my sisters, they’re two of my most favorite people in the world. We’re the sort of sisters that are either singing eighties songs together at the top of our lungs, or plotting each others demise. Anyways, a couple of days ago we decided to put off the demise plotting and set aside Dexy’s Midnight Runners for an afternoon spent hunting down our favorite treats in the Lower East Side (LES). We ended up going to The Doughnut Plant, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, and Economy Candy (all famous in their own right).

Awww yeahhhh...

We picked up a tres leches, blackout, creme brulee, and a passion fruit doughnut. The Plant is a place where they ask you “yeast or cake?”- a reference to the type of doughnut that you want. Personally I’m a cake girl, but the fact that I have a choice makes the fact that I can buy a passion fruit doughnut at all even better. By the way, if you’ve got a couple minutes you should totally check out the history of The Doughnut Plant on the interactive timeline they’ve got on their site (or you could just check out their other drool-worthy flavors).

Click this pic to read what SSS wrote on their menu board!

Sugar Sweet Sunshine sells the best cupcakes in NYC. I cannot say enough about their cupcakes, they are seriously my favorite (and I live in NYC, home to big CC stars like Magnolia, so you know I’ve had a cupcake or two in my day). Their cupcakes have adorable names like Sexy Red Velvet, Sassy Red Velvet (yes I’m naming my favorites, ‘cuz I’ve got these names memorized), and the Bob. You can imagine how fun it is to say “Yes, can I have a sexy, a sassy, and a bob?”

The last place we went to was Economy Candy. This famous old school candy store has been featured pretty much everywhere. Walking into this tiny store was literally like walking into my 9 year old fat kid dreams (or like walking into Willy Wonkas closet). Sweets literally line the walls, so it’s no wonder me and my sisters dived eagerly into the candy architecture. Sure there were moments, squeezed between other candy connoisseurs, that I genuinely hoped no fire or fight would erupt because I would surely die between the giant Eastern European guy clutching his box of Turkish Delight and a wall of dark chocolate. But candy consumption is not for the light hearted! So I plowed on and retrieved two items from Economy that I just KNEW I had to giveaway here on the nyc talon:

An Economy Candy Belgian Milk Chocolate Smores Bar, and a Blue Q coin purse! The Economy Candy Smores Bar is ah-maze-ing! Whenever I go to Economy I alway pick one up. The Blue Q purse is made out of %95 recycled material, but what really got me was the design. The front reads: “Drive a Hard Bargain, Boss Lady, Zippy, Money Bag”, and the back says: “Show’em The Bacon yer Out There Makin'”- which really sealed the deal for me, I even got one for my mom!

So because I feel these two treats really embody my day in the Lower East Side with my sisters, and the nyc talon I’ll be giving them away to one lucky reader! Here’s how to enter, and remember for every entry leave a comment:

1. Click on the Sugar Sweet Sunshine image and tell me what’s your favorite reason to eat a cupcake?

2. Comment on another post and leave a comment here telling me you did

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7. If you’ve entered any other of my giveaways then you get an extra entry here

This giveaway starts 2/27/2012 and Ends 3/07/2012. I was not compensated in any way for this review/giveaway. Open to US only

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102 Comments

  1. Marilyn Wons
    February 28, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake is for the great taste!

  2. Paula Tavernie
    February 29, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I love liking the icing off the top before eatin it!

  3. March 1, 2012 / 11:50 pm

    I’ve never needed a reason to eat a cupcake. If it’s there, I’m eating it!
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  4. March 2, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    My biggest reason for eating a cupcake – purely selfish deliciousness!

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  6. Christine
    March 4, 2012 / 3:24 am

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake is for the sugar rush

  7. March 6, 2012 / 2:21 am

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake is that I can eat the WHOLE thing without feeling too guilty!

  8. Nancy
    March 6, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Reason I like : Because it tastes better than a radish!

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    March 6, 2012 / 4:41 pm

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    March 6, 2012 / 4:41 pm

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    March 6, 2012 / 4:44 pm

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  12. March 6, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    this one sounds yummy: Pumpkin: Pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing
    fave reason: because eating a whole cake would be too much work for my thighs at the gym the next day
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  15. elissa
    March 6, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake is because I can!! I’m alive and kicking!!

  16. Kellie Rose Wilson
    March 6, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    To treat myself of course! 🙂

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    March 6, 2012 / 8:51 pm

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  18. Jackie Griebel
    March 6, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    My reason to eat a cupcake is because I love sweets!

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    March 6, 2012 / 8:59 pm

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  22. Diane Baum
    March 6, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    My fave reason to eat a cupcake, not that i ever needed a reason to eat something that looked this good..is for the great taste

  23. Mary Lea
    March 7, 2012 / 1:59 am

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake? ….just the decadent feeling of being young again…eating a whole miniature cake!

  24. Brittney House
    March 7, 2012 / 4:01 am

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  25. Brittney House
    March 7, 2012 / 4:02 am

    I love the frosting!!

  26. Kimberly Attridge
    March 7, 2012 / 1:27 pm

    I like the first one – “Because it tastes better than a radish”

  27. Frugaluser
    March 7, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Clicked the link ..
    My reason to eat a cupcake, it could be having people over, a birthday, a holiday, a Friday, a happy day, need a pick me up day. I guess I could always find a reason to have a cupcake

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    March 7, 2012 / 2:23 pm

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    March 7, 2012 / 2:34 pm

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  30. Marija
    March 7, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    My favorite is #3 — It makes you feel like a kid!

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    March 7, 2012 / 4:02 pm

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    March 7, 2012 / 4:08 pm

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  33. Mechele Johnson
    March 7, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    Because it makes me feel like a kid!

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    March 7, 2012 / 5:44 pm

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  36. Emily
    March 7, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    I woke up and said, “I’m worth it!”

  37. Claire
    March 7, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    My favorite reason is cause they are Delicious!! 🙂

  38. Ger
    March 7, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Their reason, Because it taste better than a radish, is great. My reason is for the shear pleasure!

  39. Barbara
    March 7, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    I like eating a cupcake for the taste and texture.

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    March 7, 2012 / 7:29 pm

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  43. March 7, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    never a reason needed! I love them!

  44. March 7, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    Because mass transit was on time. Since that is so rare, it’s cause for celebration when it does happen!

  45. March 7, 2012 / 11:01 pm

    I would eat a cupcake because it looks delicious!

  46. March 7, 2012 / 11:01 pm

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  49. Michelle Tucker
    March 8, 2012 / 12:24 am

    Eating a sexy red velvet makes you feel sexy. Now I really am hungry.
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    March 8, 2012 / 12:32 am

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  56. March 8, 2012 / 1:12 am

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake is that I feel like a kid everytime! Each little morsel is like a morsel of childhood. ;D

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  60. Robin Blankenship
    March 8, 2012 / 1:33 am

    My fave reason to eat a cupcake is because it is a day that ends in Y

  61. March 8, 2012 / 1:34 am

    I commented on your “And The Winner Is…” post.

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  62. Julie b
    March 8, 2012 / 1:49 am

    It makes you feel like a kid!

  63. March 8, 2012 / 1:52 am

    My favorite reason to eat a cupcake is it makes me feel like a kid.

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  65. Sue Bunting
    March 8, 2012 / 2:31 am

    my favorite reason to eat a cupcake is I love cupcakes!!!

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  68. Sand
    March 8, 2012 / 3:23 am

    My favorite reason to have a cupcake is because I had a bad day. Sugar makes me happy!

  69. 1955nurse
    March 8, 2012 / 3:40 am

    The reason to eat a cupcake is…. because it’s there – & cupcakes just naturally make me feel… good!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) 😉

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