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Jacobsen Salt Co. Licorice
To call salty licorice an acquired taste is an understatement. Even in Northern Europe, where salty licorice reigns supreme over the red Twizzlers variety, it's still a polarizing treat. Upon returning from Scandinavia (and developing a taste for...
DESIGN
Vienna Design Week: Bertille & Mathieu + Lobmeyr
by Adam Štěch As part of Vienna Design Week—which concludes this Saturday, 5 October—French-Swiss designers Bertille Laguet and Mathieu Rohrer (Bertille & Mathieu) are currently collaborating with iconic glassware and lighting company Lobmeyr. And...
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The Bar Collection by Zoë's Chocolate Co.
Third generation chocolatiers, the three founders of Zoe's Chocolate Co. also happen to be siblings, and such a tight knit familial collaboration lends itself to such stunning chocolates. Zoë and Pantelis manage various business aspects while also...
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QUIN Candy
On a recent trip to the City of Roses we wandered upon QUIN, an ingredient-driven candy shop in the newly opened Union Way shopping center—which will host Steven Alan, Danner and Self Edge, among others. The extremely small shop offers all the delicious...
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Lakrids
In 2007, Johan Bülow launched Lakrids, intent on making the world fall in love with licorice. Though it's a much-loved Danish ingredient, licorice has always had a polarizing reputation abroad and Bülow was well aware. Wisely, he steered...
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Ocho Candy
Certainly, there's sugar everywhere. You may have a hankering for the traditional, mass-produced Mars bars and bionic sours on every corner, or wish to hold out for a more sophisticated free-trade 70% cacao gourmet morsel with enough antioxidants...
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Sockerbit
Offering a bright white respite from the bustle of Christopher Street, Sockerbit is a Scandinavian sweet shop in NYC's West Village known for its delectable selection of traditional smågodis (little candies) and its pristine, rainbow-lined...
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Big Picture Farms
Billed as a "farmstead confectionary," Vermont's Big Picture Farms is dedicated to recasting the sweet, velvety goodness of goat milk as candy. As founder Louisa Conrad explains, the short fatty acid chains found in goat's milk make for a smoother...
DESIGN
Space Dog Piñata
Whether you delight in watching others struggle blindly to hit their mark, or you enjoy giving a papier-mâché animal a hearty whack, piñatas offer instant revelry for party-goers of any age. Designer Matt Singer recently gave the...
TECH
Olly and Molly
When a creative brief tasked them to "make something connected to the Internet that doesn't live on the screen," Foundry, a small research team at Mint Digital, came up with Olly, a scent-based system rewarding social media activity or, as they describe...
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ChocoVivo
The recently opened sweets boutique ChocoVivo in Venice, CA exemplifies owner Patricia Tsai's guiding mantra, "simple is better." By grinding chocolate from direct-trade growers with lava stones, Tsai is committed to staying transparent in its production...
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Malie Kai Chocolates
As the only U.S. state with the tropical conditions to cultivate cacao, Hawaii has been producing the sweet-yielding bean since the 1850s. In recent years the demand has raised chocolate production in the 50th State, bringing with it a new breed...
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Super-Choc-O-Food
Valerie Confections has launched its second chocolate collaboration with Commune Design, taking a psychedelic departure from last year's Byzantine tile-inspired box of sweets. Inside the new Woodstock-themed wrappers, chocolatier Valerie Gordon has...
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Chocolats du CaliBressan
While walking along the shady tiled walkways to the quaint shops of La Arcada in Santa Barbara, a peek inside Chocolats du CaliBressan reveals a candy case filled with tiny turtles, ruby lips, glistening buddhas and classic truffle spheres...
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Patrick Mesiano Chocolates
On a recent trip to the South of France, we made a point to check out the confections of Patrick Mesiano, a well-known chocolatier and pastry chef based in the region. His delicious chocolates, fresh macaroons and delectable pastries are rich in...
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Four Gluten-Free Indulgences
Finding gluten-free products is easier than ever, but finding tasty treats with good texture remains a constant challenge. Here are five new treats that we think hit the mark. Tate's Bake Shop A forever favorite, Tate's chocolate chip cookies...
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Le Bon Garcon
When Justin Chao of Le Bon Garcon discovered caramels in Paris, he learned that crafting classic handmade French caramels can be a labor of love. I first tasted his buttery confections at Artisanal LA, and was so taken by the mango-passion fruit combination...
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Maison Bouche Chocolates
Berkeley pastry chef Diane Beaty's chocolate-centered universe is inspired by natural colors and flavors, including those of 18th century French royal courts. Her's is a bountiful world of hand-painted chocolate rabbits, exotic flavored milk and...
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Snap Infusion Supercandy
Recognizing that most people think about candy first and nutrition second, the just-announced line of Snap Infusion Supercandy seeks to provide snackers with both. Each biodegradable package of candy contains a daily dose of B vitamins, antioxidants...
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CC Made
Wanting to share her distinctly flavored caramel products with a broader audience, CC Made founder Cassandra Chen teamed up with her cousin, Emily Hou, to create their line of artisanal caramels. Once reserved for lucky family members, the California...
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Peanut Butter Cups
Since dairy farmer Harry Burnett Reese dreamed them up in 1928, peanut butter cups have been making mouths salivate for the salty sweet confection. Improving on the classic treat isn't easy, but replacing unpronounceable artificial fillers with natural...
DESIGN
Opal
Licorice fans probably already know about Icelandic brand Opal's pastilles, but what of the eye-catching Op Art design of their packaging? The mesmerizing image dates back to the brand's founding in 1946 when they commissioned painter Atli Mar to...
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Rabarbía
Nicknamed the "pie plant," rhubarb is an ancient vegetable known as much for its medicinal qualities during the Liang dynasty as it is currently popular for its unusual tart flavor—perfect for desserts. The stalk is also interestingly a cold...
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