When Fall and Winter arrive on the East Coast, dried fruits and nuts become bountiful. Critters are delectable clusters which pair the finest chocolate with wonderful combinations of fruits and nuts. They are able to satisfy a chocolate lover's most intense sweet cravings. Critters are great to snack on anytime, with a hot cup of coffee or tea, when low on energy in the afternoons, or as a midnight snack.
Born and raised in Belgium, I remember how chocolate was and still is ever present on breakfast toast, as a side to a cup of coffee, in the rich hot cocoas, and in the many artisan chocolate shops that line the centuries-old streets. Chocolate is a part of daily life.