SF Bay Area
Food and drink that has us seeing gold
You know it’s fall in New England when Boston’s oldest chocolatier, Phillips Chocolates, brings back its roundup of seasonal favorites. From caramel apples to pumpkin pie fudge, now is the time to check out their beloved collection of sweet treats.
There is nothing quite like their famous Chocolate Covered Caramel Apples. Picture crisp, tart and juicy, fresh Granny Smith apples individually dipped into handmade caramel – a secret family recipe. After allowing them to cool, the caramel-coated apples are then dipped into Phillips famous milk or dark chocolate, and finished with a drizzle of chocolate and a coating of nuts. The slight tartness and crunch of the apples complement the smooth texture of the caramel and flavorful signature chocolate.
Another “must have” made-from-scratch fall treat is their Pumpkin Pie Fudge. The seasonal favorite is a handcrafted blend of creamy pumpkin puree, autumn spices and the Phillips family’s original old-fashioned fudge recipe. The melt-in-your-mouth fudge is shaped like a piece of pie cradled in a “crust” of Phillip’s highest quality dark chocolate.
Phillips Chocolates has been in the candy making business since 1925 and made a name for itself for its year round signature turtles, which were selected as one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things.” The artisan chocolatier’s Chocolate Turtles are still made today exactly as they were 90 years ago - all by hand, one at a time, and in small batches. Rich, smooth caramel is combined with hand roasted premium nuts (choose among pecans, cashews or almonds) and is topped with a generous dollop of luscious chocolate (milk, white or dark). Not every turtle was created equally, which is why Phillips Chocolates remains the city’s best.
Kellie Speed is a native Bostonian and a freelance writer/editor/copywriter with more than 20 years experience writing for a variety of local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Wicked Local, AOL's City's Best Boston, Upscale Living magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Mohegan Sun's Legends and Amtrak's Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot's travel site and also contributed to Moon Metro's Boston guidebook published by Avalon Travel Publishing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.