GUIDE: National

Sweet Gifts for Sweet People

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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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    BLiS

    Grant Achatz of Alinea fame, named BLiS as one of his top picks in Saveur magazine’s “Chef’s 100 picks for 2011” 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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    Big Picture Farm

    What's better than farm fresh milk? Candy made from farm fresh milk. And that’s what Big Picture Farm specializes in. 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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    Chelsea Market Baskets

    Driven by a passion for finding high-quality, innovative products and carefully working them into exquisite preparations, Chelsea Market Baskets has perfected their take on the gift basket tradition with a smorgasbord of indulgences from around the world. 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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    Enstrom's Toffee

    Enstrom’s Almond Toffee, has been hailed by the New York Times as the “gold standard” of toffee. READ REVIEW

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    GoodBites

    Angelica Xavier dove into the world of raw, vegan, gluten-free superfoods in order to combat Hashimoto’s Disease. On a mission to replace the processed foods, sugars, and preservatives in her diet with natural alternatives, Angelica knew she was onto something once her snacks had won over the appetite of her son—and so GoodBites was born. READ REVIEW


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