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Handmade in Somerville, these exquisite chocolates and confections, like passion fruit caramels, are flavored with fresh herbs, spices, teas, and French fruit purees; $9.50 (4-ounce bag chocolate bark) to $85 (luxury gift box assortment).
FARNUM HILL HARD CIDER
Sparkling, dry, and sophisticated, these New Hampshire apple-based spirits make elegant sippers by the bottle or case; about $11.50 (Farmhouse style) to $20.95 (Kingston Black) per bottle.
GUSTARE OILS & VINEGARS
This Cape Cod-born business has myriad syrupy, smooth, fruit- and herb-infused vinegars such as cinnamon-pear, pumpkin spice, and lavender; $12.95-$13.95 per bottle.
FAT TOAD FARM GOAT’S MILK CARAMEL
Tangy, rich goat’s milk from this Vermont farm bubbles with sugar and seasonings to create these decadent caramel sauces in such flavors as original (below), vanilla bean, cinnamon, and coffee;
$3.95 (2-ounce jar) to $36.95 (32-ounce jar).
DIDI DAVIS SALT BLENDS
Hailing from Ipswich, these crunchy, seasoned salt blends, like sumac-pepper and fennel-thyme, come in 12-gram and 1.5-ounce jars; $7 (for certain 1.5 oz. blends) to $25 (all eight 12 g blends).