GIFT: Burdick Artisan Chocolates With Winter Flavors

[1] A special box of artisan chocolates, filled with winter flavors (photos © Burdick Chocolate). [2] Close-up on the box of 58 bonbons and 8 winter flavors. [3] A glass of mulled wine goes with any of these chocolates. Here’s a recipe (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   Great chocolate flavors are made even…
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HOLIDAY GIFT: Vosges Healer Collection ~ Chocolate Alchemy Truffles

[1] Vosges Haut Chocolat’s brilliant box for Holiday 2020: Chocolate Alchemy Truffles (all photos © Vosges Chocolate). [2] A close-up of the insides shows how beautifully artistic each detail is. To give you an idea of the size, the spheres and triangles are the size of regular bonbons. For the large orbs: Bring a knife!…
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HALLOWEEN CANDY: Childhood Treats In Gourmet Chocolate From Theo

Our favorite Halloween candies were mini Almond Joys, Mounds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Skor bars. But our palate has since progressed beyond their childhood charms. Thank goodness for Theo’s artisan chocolates. Theo has brought these and more into the quality-chocolate universe. Coconut Bites (an upgrade of Mounds) Coconut Bites Salted Almond (an upgrade of…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Willliam Dean Chocolates

People have asked us to recommend chocolates for Mother’s Day, and this year’s recommendation is William Dean Chocolates. We first encountered the brand at a chocolate show in New York City, a short time after its founding in 2007. The chocolates were—are—stunning, and the story of the chocolatier, Bill Brown, even more so (William is…
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PRODUCTS: Food Gifts For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day), Part 2

Yesterday we presented some non-traditional Valentine food gifts. Today, we take on the more expected categories of sweets, plus something with zero calories: artisan Valentine tea blends. In alphabetical order, we recommend: FEED YOUR SOUL: VEGAN BROWNIES This bakery’s lineup includes popular cookies and bars (chocolate chip, peanut butter, etc.), but our pick for your…
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