Local chocolatier Recchiuti
's new 24-piece collection, Caramels to the Third Power ($35), is packaged in a deceptively small box. That's a genius idea other confectioners should steal, since it never feels like too much of an indulgence to dip into a teeny-tiny box, even though it holds two layers of rich, chocolate-covered caramels. Recchiuti has long offered a silky smooth fleur de sel
caramel, but this box marks the introduction of milk chocolate butterscotch and dark chocolate caramels. And though we love how the box reduces our visual guilt, some might linger a bit over the price tag.
Recchiuti 1 Ferry Plaza (at Embarcadero), 826-2868.