Mouth-Made’s Three Debut Chocolates

Our favorite indie food purveyor unveils their own designed and branded treats

With all of the time and effort we put into scouting out quality new chocolates, it was quite the relief to find some superb options so close to home. CH favorite Mouth—a hub of independent, carefully selected food and drink items, with a webshop and retail location in NYC—has focused on chocolate for their first ever in-house designed and branded treats. Mouth-Made Chocolates, their trio …

Three Superb Spirits Employing Surprising Materials

A vodka produced with hops, an oak-aged gin and a barreled Boulevardier for your liquor shelf

On a recent trip to indie food and drink specialty shop Mouth, in NYC, we discovered a bunch of curious creations that hadn’t crossed our path before. After leaving with plenty of products to taste, three struck our attention for their unique approach to taking the familiar and abstracting it with new materials. From one of the best pre-bottled cocktails to an eccentric vodka and …

Bad Seed’s Chili Granola

A spicy but sweet treat co-created by respected NYC chef Sara Jenkins and app developer Peter Cortez

by Jenny Miller Occasionally an idea comes along that’s so good it seems astounding nobody’s thought of it before. This just happens to be the case with Chili Granola, a new product from Brooklyn-based company Bad Seed—a joint endeavor helmed by New York chef Sara Jenkins (who lists Porchetta and Porsena on her resumé) and smartphone app developer Peter Cortez, among others. The blend is …

Mouth’s Independent Spirits and Wine Shop

Hard-to-find libations from the best makers in the US, available in-store and online

Independent food continues to be on the rise. Small-batch producers of everything from pickles to popcorn are are finding a wide audience across the world; and in doing so, turning the corporate food industrial complex on its head. At the forefront of this movement is friend of CH, Craig Kanarick, CEO of Mouth—the online shopping experience for carefully culled indie foods. Today marks the opening …