These days, a BPA-free, refillable water bottle is a girl's best friend. And now: elongated ice cubes that fit handily in your bottle. The trays are stackable, dishwasher safe, and fit any bottle size.
- Dianna Marder
Icy Bottle Sticks Trays, $3.99 for a set of three at Bed Bath & Beyond.
From artisan chocolatier Fran Bigelow of Seattle, this exquisite bar wraps rich dark chocolate around superior soft caramel and toasted almonds. Talk about an upscale Snickers bar! We also loved her spiced macadamia nuts, and, sigh, the smoked salt caramels.
- Maureen Fitzgerald
Fran's GoldBars, Box of 12 almond gold bars (1.6 ounces each), gift wrapped, $32 at www.franschocolates.com or 800-422-3726.
Renowned pastry chef Robert Bennett is now churning out his genius sorbets and gelatos at Classic Cake. Mango lovers will delight in the fabulous fresh ripe flavor of that sorbet; and his new coconut. We were less enthusiastic about the new carrot cake gelato flavor, preferring the classics: mint chocolate chip and dark chocolate.