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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    Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon

    If it’s wrong to add booze into jams—or jam into your booze—then the artisan foods producers at Copper Pot and Wooden Spoon don’t want to be right. READ REVIEW

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    Crown Maple

    Hailing from the red and sugar maples of the Taconic Hardwood Forest in Dutchess County, New York, Crown Maple’s certified organic, estate-produced maple products have grown to become the choice of chefs and connoisseurs across the country. READ REVIEW


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