Old-Fashioned Candy Makes a Comeback
Smooth, sweet rods of RJ’s Licorice from New Zealand combine an intense anise flavor with a soft, chewy texture ($6; chefshop.com).
Exquisite Tea Blends
Long snubbed by purists, blends are finally being taken seriously. Paromi founder Paul Rosen sources full-leaf teas from top estates, then works with an herbalist to create unique flavors like black and Ceylon with almond and coconut pieces (paromi.com).
Artisanal nuts from Italy to Indonesia.