Best of Boston

2016 Best Chocolates

Spindler Confections

Want to avoid the inevitable box o’ chocolate roulette? Pick up an assorted selection from Jeremy Spindler’s new Cambridge shop, where the truffles are filled with Cabot-butter caramel, the chocolate-covered pretzels are dusted with Atlantic Saltworks sea salt, and the peanut butter cups are pure perfection. Keeping the focus on the local bounty, the confectioner incorporates Carr’s Ciderhouse syrup and Somerville’s pride and joy, Fluff, into his finely crafted sweets.

2257 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-714-4871,