GUIDE: National

For the Love of Chocolate

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    Askinosie Chocolate

    Built on a model of bean-to-bar and direct trade, the operation is the passion project of the Askinosie family, who dove into the chocolate-making business in 2005 and never looked back. READ REVIEW

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    Bake Me a Wish

    Can you name a special occasion that isn’t made better by cake? Thanks to Bake Me a Wish, you've got over 24 cake flavors to choose from, including carrot, German chocolate, New York cheesecake, and various crumb cakes. READ REVIEW

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    Blissful Brownies

    Using a recipe she began developing in a cooking class she enrolled in when she was just nine years old, FitzSimons has built her rapidly expanding business around a singularly fudgy, rich, and velvety brownie. READ REVIEW

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    CAKE Chicago

    With their lumpy exteriors, Cake Chicago’s ugly truffles may not win any confectionery beauty contests, but they’ll melt your heart with their gooey ganache centers. READ REVIEW

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    Chukar Cherries

    These confections not only prove that chocolate-covered cherries are for grown-ups, but they also repeal any law of physics that insists the filling must drip down your shirt. READ REVIEW

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    Danny Macaroons

    Dan Cohen started selling his artisanal macaroons to New York City coffee shops in 2010, but when Bergdorf Goodman started carrying his handmade coconut goodies, his brand really took off. READ REVIEW

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    Grand Traverse Pie

    The holidays are a time for gift giving, laughter, and eating pie. READ REVIEW

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    Grey Ghost Bakery

    These cookies are basically what you’d be baking if you had the time—and mad baking skills. READ REVIEW

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    Legally Addictive Foods

    When Laura Shafferman was forced to quit marketing real estate due to a non-compete agreement, she started Legally Addictive Foods off the success of her flagship product, “Crack Cookies.” READ REVIEW

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    MOUTH

    This Brooklyn-based business has become a one-stop go-to stop for finding gifts for the food lovers in your life—from spirits to candy, from nut butter to salami, from cookbooks to kitchen tools. READ REVIEW


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