John and Kira’s chocolates are remarkably good. I sampled the ganaches 2) chocolate mint and coconut rum. Both remarkable. Not too sweet each morsel just enough of a serving to stand on its own. The caramels were even better as Samantha suggested at the farmer’s market Saturdays at Rittenhouse Square. There are two versions a light mixed with a white chocolate center and a richer darker caramel mixed with chocolate. Both are covered in chocolate and finished with a dash of glorious sea salt. Very good. Excellent actually.I enjoyed these other bars as well: Green and Blacks and Coco’s Salted Almond Bar. For snacks we will have Tyrell’s Sour cream and Cheddar Chips and possibly a vinegar and white pepper chip if it’s available. All of their flavors look good.
The Two Leaves Alpine Berry is lush and flavorful and the tea bag very well engineered. I can usually make two fairly strong large mugs of tea from one bag. The flavor is lush velvety and fruity. It’s not overwhelmingly bitter when unsweetened. The flavor is complex: almost wine-like in its complexity. It’s Raspberry, combined with hibiscus and orange peel and sweet blackberry leaves. It would also make a fantastic iced tea for one or two to share, now that that season is approaching. I think the design of the teabag itself enhances the flavor somehow. The box gives you direction on the correct temperature for steeping in this case 210 degrees (a full boil). It’s caffeine free (and calorie free of course); a great way to warm up and calm down simultaneously. There’s nothing I love more in a product than informative packaging. And this one has all the proof you need that someone put serious thought into the outside as well as the inside.