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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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Kinderhook Snacks
After all of the Super Bowl festivities that took place yesterday, many Americans might never want to hear the word "snack" again. This morning, however, we found ourselves munching on triple ginger cookies, spicy and smoky mixed nuts and baked cheese...
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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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Little Boo Boo Bakery Marshmallows
Started in a New York kitchen during the fall of 2012, Little Boo Boo Bakery whips up delightful, hand-cut gourmet marshmallows. All six fat-free flavors contain no preservatives, and are made in small batches using high quality corn syrup. All of...
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Popbar
Churning out a flavorful variety of portable ice cream, yogurt and sorbet snacks from their NYC shop, popbar has us hooked on a warmer sweet. The newest addition to the brand's all-natural, kosher-certified lineup (including vegan sorbet varieties...
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Alice's Stick Cookies
Buttery and crumbly, Alice's Stick Cookies are a rich treat that will have you licking your fingers. (We won't say which CH editor poured milk into a bowl of leftover crumbs and ate them like cereal.) The delightful texture and flavor makes the...
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Shagnasty Honey
Apiarist Oliver Shagnasty treats his bees like people. Originally caught in the wild, his "employees" produce an all-natural honey on his small farm on the Hawaiian island of Kauai (thankfully free of the varroa mite that plagues the bee population...
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Woodblock Chocolate
A few years ago in the DIY paradise of Portland, Oregon, Jessica and Charley Wheelock began cultivating an idea. If home brewers and coffee roasters were dotting the national food scene with successful independent businesses, why were there so few...
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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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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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The New Classic Frozen Treats
While healthy frozen treats might relieve the guilt, nothing quite beats the heat like a chilly old-school dessert. The updated versions of such tasty classics—from fro-yo sandwiches to hand-held banana splits—all promise to add some serious...
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Ice Cream Alternatives
When the weather heats up and clothes come off, ice cream seems like the ideal way to cool down—but that makes staying "bikini ready" a challenge. For a refreshing treat that doesn't break the caloric bank, we've picked out five frozen treats...
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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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B.T. McElrath Chocolatier
As small-batch chocolatiers become increasingly common, standing out takes more than just organic ingredients. The husband-and-wife team behind Minneapolis' B.T. McElrath Chocolatiers take artisanal chocolate making to a new level with their expertly...
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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...
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Sweet Sweets
From chocolate to hard candy, we all love to taste test the latest in culinary confections. In time for National S'Mores Day (10 August 2010), below we share some of our favorite sweets to snack on. Dufflet Caramel Crackle Winner of the 2009 Sofi...
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Ice Pups
You can love Ice Pups because the dry mix is well-designed—inexpensive to ship and easy to store, it makes either frozen treats or warm broth—or you can love it because of how convenient it makes whipping up all-natural treats for your...
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The Lazy Dog Cookie Company
As we learn more about dietary health for dogs, it's clear that—just like us—finding tasty alternatives to processed food makes a big difference. Making food for pups that might even appeal to their owners is exactly what Amy Augustine...
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The Raw IceCream Company
Equally appealing to vegans, health nuts, the environmentally conscious and everyone else with a sweet-tooth, the Brooklyn-based Raw Ice Cream Company whips up sweet treats perfect for coping with summer heat without quite as much guilt. The dessert...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Mast Brothers Chocolate
In this latest Cool Hunting Video, we visit Brooklyn to tour the Mast Brothers' bean-to-bar chocolate factory—one of just a handful in the U.S. The chocolatiers, Rick and Michael Mast, walk us through their uniquely intensive process, DIY machines...
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Hotchocspoon
The "iPhone among hot chocolates," Hotchocspoon is made of a wooden spoon stuck into a large cube of solid drinking chocolate. To enjoy it, simply stir into a searing cup of whole milk for a deliciously rich treat. Available in over 46...
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The New Rockaway Snack Corner: DiCosmo's Ice and Rockaway Taco
by Ariston Anderson Every summer surfers and sun-seekers visit Rockaway, Queens to join the locals in enjoying some of NYC's finest beaches. Until recently, however, dining options were limited to the typical pizza and bar food dotting the beach...
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People's Pops
by Laura Neilson This weekend marks the second season of People's Pops, frozen popsicles reinvented with gourmand flavor combos, at Fort Greene's Brooklyn Flea market (http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklynflea/), as well as a first-time appearance...
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