Kiss, make up -- and eat: How to say 'I'm sorry' with food
Fighting, breaking up and cutting ties is hard to do. And, a really bad falling-out can make it that much more difficult to face foes when the time comes to forgive.
Thankfully, Aug. 25 is National Kiss and Make Up Day -- so it's time to solve bickering with bread baskets and crying with crumb cake. No excuses: there's New York nosh to patch up every argument, big or small (we suggest big, especially if the dispute was a bad one).
Say "I'm Sorry" with these sweets, treats and apologetic eats.
Sugar and Plumm's Chocolate Tools Gift Basket
Perhaps you were a tool. Maybe you screwed up and are now looking to fix the problem. Mending a broken friendship isn't easy, but the assortment of hammers, a screwdriver and a set of pliers can help. If the sentiment doesn't win over the person you're gifting, the variety of milk, dark and white chocolates may do the trick. $45; 377 Amsterdam Ave., 212-787-8778,sugarandplumm.com
Sugar Factory American Brasserie's Heart Love Bucket
For those who kicked the bucket on a relationship prematurely, this display of red, white and heart-shaped items includes a cookie, chocolate bars, marshmallow kabobs and Sweet Tarts (to apologize for being so tart). Sour circumstances can turn sweet again with goodies from this fructose-filled facility. $42; 46 Gansevoort St., 212-414-8700, sugarfactory.com
16 Handles' Peanut Butter Confession flavor
Part of admitting fault is confessing wrong-doing. Frozen Yogurt enables a smooth (and sweet) transition. To top it off, sprinkle on the person's favorite mix-ins (cereal, M&Ms, yogurt chips). Just make sure the person you're giving this to isn't allergic to peanuts -- or you'll be indulging in one of the establishment's tart flavors all by your lonesome. $.55 per ounce; 16handles.com for locations
Buddha Cups' The Giver
As a peace offering -- and a way to enjoy your gift, too -- the Brooklyn-based brand Buddha Chocolate Cups offers gluten-free, raw, unprocessed almond butter awesomeness. For an organic new beginning -- and a vegan, soy-free, fresh start -- share a Double Cup (one for me, one for you) with a comrade. $8; A Matter of Health, 1478 First Ave., 212-288-8280, amatterofhealth.net
Dylan's Candy Bar'sGummy Teeth
Being social is a great characteristic, but having a big mouth has its drawbacks. For gossiping, spilling secrets or simply talking too much (and listening too little), a chatter box of strawberry-flavored gummy teeth can chomp through the issue. $10; 1011 Third Ave., 646-735-0078, dylanscandybar.com )
HARU Sushi'sPark Avenue Roll with Gold Leaves
Maybe gold jewelry wasn't in the budget last anniversary and expectations were sky high. Thankfully, one can "maki" up to the other with gold leaves topping a sushi roll of mango, spicy red-and-white tuna and avocado. It isn't a ring or a necklace, but it tastes better than both and won't break the bank. $18; 220 Park Ave. S., 646-428-0989, harusushi.com
Bee Raw Honey's Manhattan Rooftop Flight
Putting your honey in a sticky situation isn't sweet, but gifting a raw, unprocessed jar of honey is. Farmed across the country -- from California to Maine (where your significant other might want to send you for wrong-doing) -- there are even four honeys harvested from apiaries in the city: Hell's Kitchen, Central Park West, the High Line and Harlem. $45 per flight of four; ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway, 212-473-3000, abchome.com