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The Strategist Haul: What the Editors Bought in October

New York Magazine The Strategist featuring McCrea's Candies Caramel

David Notis, writer

McCrea's Candies Black Lava Sea Salt Caramels Made in Boston                                                                                                                                                           
I went home to Boston a couple weeks ago to visit my parents, and we stopped by Formaggio in Cambridge, which is one of my favorite specialty-food stores. They carry all sorts of unique and hard-to-find things, and they also have a lot of stuff made by local companies. That’s where these caramels enter the story. I had never heard of the company before, but it’s based in Boston. I sort of quietly put them on the counter when my parents were checking out. They are so, so good and taste super fresh and buttery. Honestly, unlike any caramels I have ever tried. And they have black-lava sea salt, which sounds fancy, but more importantly, is salt, and I think most of us now know that salt goes well with caramel. I started eating them on the train back to New York, and polished them off within a few days.