Small batch chocolates oozing with flavor and character
Admittedly, we were first seduced by Sweeteeth's irreverent packaging for their "Call of the Wild" port wine caramel chocolate bar, but once unwrapped it became immediately clear that the contents inside were also worth a healthy drool. While "Call of the Wild" oozes with sticky sweet caramel for an indulgence that is best shared (and may inspire a little mating of your own), the other two bars we tried from John Eric Battles—the Charleston, SC-based chocolatier behind Sweeteeth—downplays the sugar in favor of spicier concoctions. "Cinnapsis" is a crunchy blend of dark milk chocolate, dried apples, candied pecans and cinnamon, while "PB+C" combines dark and milk chocolate for the silky shell, which is filled with natural peanut butter, cocoa butter and chipotle peppers, and is topped off with pink Himalayan sea salt.
Images by Karen Day