Sunday, February 7, 2010

Welcome Beacon Hill Chocolates and Cambridge Naturals

Good Kango. Bad Kango. The latest two stores to join the KangoGift family have Kango pulled in all different directions.

First, the decadent. Thanks to Beacon Hill Chocolates, just named “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine (“the competition can eat their quirky-candy hearts out,” they declared), perfectly tempered truffles, artisan chocolates from around the globe, and interesting morsels like Caramel Sushi can be sent to someone special for whatever occasion (Not to mention, at the very last minute … Pay attention, guys).

This Charles Street shop is straight-out about the pleasure of chocolate, and we love them for bringing a world of sumptuous cocoa delicacies to Boston. But the coolest thing may be their keepsake boxes that come in a variety of lithographs and vintage postcards, complete with scenes from old Boston. Better yet, you can order your own gift box, like a hand painted version of that photo of you and your Valentine. Talk about setting a new standard for a box of chocolates.

Now, for the healthful. Actually, chocolate is said to have surprising benefits for the body and mind, which the folks at Cambridge Naturals know well. They’ve got organic chocolates that possibly pack as much antioxidants as happiness. And chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac, which is why the Cambridge Naturals staff picked Urban Moonshine Chocolate Love Tonic, a mix of chocolate and herbs to boost vitality in the bedroom, as their product of the month in this month of love.

We’re psyched to add this Porter Square health store, a beloved Cambridge institution, to our site. With their full line of vitamins, supplements, rare teas, locally roasted coffee, and organic foods, as well as natural body care products, Kango’s feeling healthy and relaxed already!

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