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A lifestyle blog with a focus on my food adventures

IMAG0046Jen and Tara have been friends since they were teenagers. A few years later, they made that dream they had when they were teenagers, of opening a business together, come to fruition.

IMG_0724Located on Parmenter Street in the North End, this cute shop is full of surprises!

IMG_0741The carry a variety of gourmet nuts and chocolates – they can even assemble a custom gift basket for you.

cocoanuts3Shira Melen of Northlight Baking Co. sells her delicious macarons here. They come prepackaged and make great gifts, or you can buy a few loose ones as a special treat for yourself.

cocoanuts2Melen’s macarons come in a variety of flavors, none of them ordinary:

(in the prepackaged box above) kalamansi – hybrid citrus fruit, tart; lavender – infused with lavender buds; london fogblue flower earl grey tea (MEM tea)and vanilla bean; orange blossom – milk chocolate, orange blossom water; passionfruit

Other flavors include:

dirty chai – homemade chai spice shell with espresso filling; ginger – milk chocolate ganache infused with fresh ginger; milk chocolate coconut – milk chocolate ganache, toasted coconut; mint chocolate; salted caramel ganache; pink peppercorn & rose– *temporarily out of stock, back soon!; mango lime

IMG_0708Spoonable is a caramel company based out of Brooklyn. Michelle Lewis uses the best quality ingredients available and makes flavors like: Buttery Apple Pecan, Peppered Orange, Brooklyn Butterscotch, Chewy Sesame Caramel, Flowery Lavender Caramel, and Spicy Chili Carmel.

IMG_0716McCrea’s Candies is the brain child of Jason McCrea. Jason, a former chemist, has created something very special. His caramels come in flavors like Black Lava Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Ginger Fusion, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Highland Scotch and Basil Cayenne.

IMG_0709Dude, Sweet Chocolate makes dark chocolate inspired creations. Chef Katherine Clapner has over 20 years of experience as a pastry chef, working in places such as New York and London. Clapner has creative names for her products, above is fungus amongus: Fungus Amongus Toffee is made case specific to go with cheese especially washed rind, triple or double creams. A very buttery and creamy toffee made with local cream, local butter, porcini mushroom powder and toasted pumpkin seeds. All of which were added to alleviate the getting stuck in your teeth and the over sweetness of normal toffees. Other items include: Stag Party Fudge, Chubby Nuts, Crack in a Box and a Loco for Cocoa bar.

IMG_0711You can assemble your own assortment of chocolates and truffles from their case.

IMG_0723They have a variety of high end chocolate bars: Raaka bars come by way of Brooklyn. Unlike other chocolate bars, Raaka does not roast the cocoa beans and every batch is made by hand. Their bars are certified organic, certified fair trade, soy free, nut free, and vegan. Flavors include: Espresso, Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Coconut Milk, Chili Rum Punch, Ghost Pepper and Bourbon Cask.

IMG_0721Dick Taylor chocolate is a small batch bean to bar company out of Arcarta, CA. Check out their website, I think it is really visually appealing. These two former boat builders make chocolate in flavors like Black Fig,  Maple Coconut, and Fleur de Sel.

IMG_0713Everywhere you look there is chocolate!

IMG_0715Truffles come in delicious flavors like ice cream sundae and sticky bun! Stop in and pick up some delicious treats!


27 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA

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