Kika's Treats

Habit-forming caramels and cookies are only a click away

If you live in San Francisco and you don't already know about Kika's Treats–well, shame on you.

But if you live farther afield, consider this your invitation to join the club. Brazilian-born owner Cristina Arantes makes her treats–coconut, espresso and cacao-nib chocolate shortbread, caramelized graham crackers and Brazilian honey cakes, all enrobed in either milk or dark chocolate–with care. Be forewarned: They're habit-forming.

Arantes has also recently added caramels to the line. Choose from two equally delicious flavors: crunchy (studded with puffed brown rice) or nutty (with roasted Oregon hazelnuts).

The caramels are made with organic coconut-palm sugar, a sustainably harvested sweetener with a pronounced butterscotch flavor, coated in bittersweet chocolate and finished with a sprinkling of sea salt ($18 for a nine-piece box).

Like Arantes's other products, the caramels are righteously delicious, and if she never made another thing, we'd be happy. But we can't help but wonder–what will she think of next?