Winston Flowers’ Gourmet Gift Collection celebrates the flavors and talents of New England. Masterfully designed by our in-house curator, our gourmet products are locally sourced from family-owned businesses, long-standing community relationships and the fresh talents of local artisans—bringing together an entire community of the region’s finest purveyors. With an approach to good food that is delicious and always beautiful, each crate in our collection is curated to uphold the integrity of small-batch quality and honest ingredients… and includes many specialty items created exclusively for us. When you give Winston Flowers Gourmet, you are always giving a gift of good taste.
Bob Sances has always been interested in good food and design. With years of experience as a waiter, maitre d’, restaurant manager and live-in cook, he brings a variety of skills and talents to Winston Flowers. After consulting for an inaugural holiday season in 2012, Bob’s ideas and innovations proved to be a great success. He was handed the keys to the gourmet collection and encouraged to work his magic. And work magic he has— with a knack for finding the best local producers of fine food, Bob loves developing relationships with emerging and small-scale artisans. His commitment to supporting these businesses has transformed our collection to a celebration of small batch New England foods. When compiling a gourmet crate, Bob’s thought process is always governed by three basic principles: include something they just have to eat today, something they can savor tomorrow and something they can always save for later.
McCrea’s Candies is on a mission is to make the world’s best caramel. With focus on making luxury caramel of exemplary taste and texture – and by using real-food ingredients whenever possible – the team of talented, thinking and energetic people behind the name have created something truly special.
The hallmark of the McCrea’s Candies is its use of striking seasonings to produce provocatively-flavored caramel candies. McCrea’s flagship product features Hawaiian black lava sea salt swirled into caramel to provide a salty-sweet mouthful. Basil and cayenne are combined for a heat-and-sweet treat. Additional flavor combinations include ginger fusion, curried butternut, and rosemary truffle sea salt. McCrea’s also offers such classic flavors as vanilla, scotch, chocolate, maple, mocha, and coffee.
McCrea’s Candies was founded by husband-wife team Jason and Kate McCrea. Building upon backgrounds in biology and chemistry, the McCrea’s transitioned into the sweet science of candy making after double layoffs. They first began their art in their home kitchen and have been building their business and making delectable caramel ever since.