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Homemade Pies from Jam Jar Bakery
Baking pies right in mason jars isn't a new concept, but you'd be hard pressed to find those as well as executed (both inside and out) as the offerings from NYC's Jam Jar Bakery. Created by Abby Lavin—an alum of the French Culinary Institute (as...
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Peanut Cocoa Butter
From all-natural peanut butter cups to almond butter spreads, we're always on the lookout for a tasty iteration on the classic American staple. Our most recent discovery is Peanut Cocoa butter from Big Spoon Roasters. Made in North Carolina from...
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Dave's Sweet Tooth
The team behind Dave's Sweet Tooth keep their sugary treats simple. Before indulging in a chunk of their decadent brittle, turn the packaging around for a reassuringly uncomplicated list of ingredients—almonds, butter, sugar and milk chocolate. Each...
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Coffeecake Connection
A cup of coffee and a sweet treat is one of life's simple pleasures—and even more so when our gluten-free friends can join in on the fun. The preservative-free and optionally gluten-free classic treats from Coffeecake Connection are the perfect...
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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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Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat is appealing at first for its sweet packaging, but even more so for what's inside. Two French chocolatiers, whose names together make Marou, created the first "bean to bar" single-origin chocolate company in Vietnam after...
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Wondermade Marshmallows
Using only cane sugar and natural flavoring derived from the real thing, Wondermade makes a superior small-batch mallow. Their little one-inch-squared marshmallows pack just enough flavor to bring a slight smile to your face, side stepping the cringe...
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Sweeteeth Chocolates
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...
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Five Elephant
by Jason Kenny There’s a corner of Berlin where three canals meet, separating the über desirable Kreuzberg, the increasingly trendy Neukölln and the largely ignored Treptow. While one of the canals between Kreuzberg and Treptow once served as a...
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Black and Blanco
The Black and Blanco Sandcastle cookies are so rich and buttery, it's hard to believe there's actually no butter in them. There's also no wheat, refined sugars, trans fat, dairy, cholesterol, preservatives, eggs or GMOs. They're inspired by the...
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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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Potato Chips in Chocolate
Combining milk chocolate with all-natural, kettle-cooked potato chips, Chuao Chocolatier's latest highbrow-meets-lowbrow Chuao Chocopods
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MarieBelle Dark Chocolate and Fruit Bars
Wanting to combine the finest quality chocolate with "fruit in its purest form," MarieBelle founder Maribel turned to freeze-dried fruit specialists Van Drunen Farms for her new Chocolate and Fruit Bars. The crispy organic bits mixed into MarieBelle...
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Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
Family owned and operated, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's' bold seasonal and signature flavors are a neo-cottage industry success story. The American-style, artisinally-blended ice cream truly lives up to the name. Made from a combination of homegrown...
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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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Brooklyn Hard Candy
Like millions of good ideas, Brooklyn Hard Candy was dreamed up over several drinks one night. But unlike most booze-fueled enterprises, this one has more than enough cred to back it up. The joint product of Le Cordon Bleu grads Danny Mowles (also...
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Mentos Rainbow
Since bringing a roll of Mentos' new fruit-flavored candies back from Switzerland earlier this month, I've been searching online and in local NYC stores for them constantly. Luckily, it looks as if I don't have to resort to ordering a box from...
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Chocolate Gourmet
Chicago-based Chocolate Gourmet, the perfect after dinner treat or midday snack, will tickle your tastebuds for an unbelievably mouth-watering experience. We fell in love with their all-natural Chubby Wubby cookie sandwiches a few months ago, and...
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Patric Chocolate
Founded in 2006 by Alan "Patric" McClure, Patric chocolate has put the Midwest on the premium confection map. The brand, born from the founder's deep love of chocolate and an influential trip to France, offers a variety of delicious craft-made...
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Compartes Chocolate and Macallan Truffles
For those who love chocolate and booze together but have grown beyond liqueur-filled mini chocolates, Compartes Chocolatier recently introduced a limited-edition box of scotch whisky-infused dark truffles. With our favorite The Macallan 18-year...
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Divan Turkish Delight
Taking an age-old confection into the 21st century, Divan's Turkish Delights are a classic recipe housed in elegantly modern packaging. Discovered on a recent trip to Istanbul, Divan has been handcrafting these delicious delicacies since 2006. The...
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Choward's Guava
Since 1930, when Charles Howard first started peddling his "unique and different flavored" violet candy on Manhattan's street corners, not much has changed in the brand's line-up. Peppermint, lemon and spearmint have also been enduring options under...
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Ballard Bee Company
Corky Luster is a Seattle-based certified beekeeper. Two years ago he launched Ballard Bee, an enterprise he calls an "urban pollination company." His fast-growing initiative includes 60 onsite beehives at his Northwest Seattle home, plans to expand...
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CH Editions: Happy Goat
When the San Francisco confectioner Happy Goat brought their deliciously artisinal caramels to the NYC Food Fair earlier this year, all it took was one bite before we were hooked. Using locally-sourced, free-range goat milk and Madagascan bourbon...
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