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Sweet Finds: Euforia's Thousand-Layer Cakes

These cakes are a thousand layers in theory, and closer to thirty in reality, but they deliver above expectation in both presentation and flavor. Baked in a classic vanilla and a darker spice version with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, the cakes are individually packaged in a size ideal for a small snack to accompany coffee or tea. I've never managed get away with eating less than three packs of these buttery creations in one sitting. More

Sweet Finds: Jeni's Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

Jeni's, the Columbus, Ohio-based ice cream company, is known for an ever-changing array of creative and seasonal flavors. Think coriander-raspberry and goat cheese with red cherries, and wildberry lavender and brown butter almond brittle. Certainly a far way from plain vanilla. They also make ice cream sandwiches—and not regular ice cream sandwiches, but Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches. More

The Best Artisanal Chocolate Bars

...and patties, nuggets, balls, and bites. Mixed box from Garrison Chocolates. [Photographs: Robyn Lee] No offense to Snickers and Nestle Crunch, but in a perfect world, we'd trick-or-treat and be handed these hand-made chocolates. Inspired by classic Halloween candies, these chocolatiers from all over the country have stepped it up with fancy ganaches, fruit p√Ętes, pumpkin puree, and (kids, close your eyes) scotch. Ordering these might require a little more effort than hopping into a CVS, but they're pretty special. Check out the five chocolatiers, after the jump.... More

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