Improper Bostonian Magazine names McCrea's Candies caramel the best Boston sweet: Finally, “artisanal foodstuff” that’ll make your eyes roll back for the right reasons. Founded by a husband-and-wife scientist duo, these caramels are perfectly formulated bite-sized beauts. Milk, cream and butter form the base; herbs, spirits and other ingredients impart flavors like single-malt Scotch, rosemary truffle sea salt and basil cayenne. This year the Hyde Park-based biz earned a Good Food Award (a Pulitzer for specialty eats) and launched West Coast distribution. How sweet it is.