For #2 we get McCrea's Candies. This confection company is headed by chemist Jason McCrea, who embraces the idea that good candy must be made with good ingredients. With an abiding appreciation for natural flavors, he and his team make handcrafted caramels using fresh milk, cream, and butter, along with various salts, spirits, and seasonings.
The aim of McCrea's is to find the perfect combinations of smooth, sweet, fresh, and unexpected caramels using the fewest possible ingredients. Among its flavors are tapped maple, ginger fusion, single malt Scotch, and dark roasted mocha. There are also candies that include Hawaiian black and New England sea salts, as well as ones that use truffle mushrooms and fresh rosemary.