Celebrate the holidays with handcrafted chocolate made in New Hampshire!

  Okay, it's the holiday season and what better reason to indulge in something sweet.  Not that you need a reason, so why not celebrate with handcrafted chocolate made right here in New Hampshire?  I'm not going to sugar coat this, if you like chocolate, you are in for a real treat (or two, or three)! https://youtu.be/cQSZ9bYTyV8 The delicious aroma of chocolate greets you as soon as you walk into Vicuna Chocolate Factory and Café in downtown Peterborough.  I’ve heard a lot about this bean to bar chocolate shop but this was my first time stopping by.   Everything here is made from scratch starting with hand-selected cacao beans sourced from Central and South America.   Once the raw beans arrive at their door, the magic begins. From roasting to grinding, tempering, molding and finally wrapping… they do it all.  The result is artisanal chocolate that tastes amazing! Stop by [...]

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“Tie” up your holiday sweets with New Hampshire Made Ribbon Candy

  Ribbon candy.  A sweet delicate treat you can pretty much only find around during the holiday season.  There aren't too many candy shops that make ribbon candy, and there are even fewer that make it by hand.  I'm happy to tell you the tradition is alive and well in New Hampshire! I visited with the folks at the Kellerhaus in Weirs Beach this week, where they've been hand crafting ribbon candy for about a century.   The current owners, Mary Ellen and Dave Dutton are proud to be carrying on this time-honored tradition.  They've been doing it for about 14 years now.  Mary Ellen says they consider the process "a work of art.  Every time we make it I say to myself, how many people in the world on this day are actually making ribbon candy with an 1886 crimper that is still working."  I'd venture a guess to say...not [...]

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