I’m so proud of my husband. For the past five years or so he’s been making peppermint bark every holiday for gifting to family & friends. After lots of requests from those friends wanting to give to their own friends, he decided to make it official. His business is called The Apothecary’s Kitchen because many generations ago his family owned the oldest apothecary in the United States, The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. It is now a museum that you can visit in Alexandria, Virginia (here are some pictures I took the last time we visited).
Here is what it says on the packaging (which we love and was designed by our friends here in Raleigh, Dapper Paper): “From 1792 to 1933, my ancestors ran the oldest apothecary in the United States. Known as the chemists of their day, apothecaries dispensed elixirs for medicinal purposes. As a chemist myself who believes that food is the best medicine, I’m reviving my family’s legacy by offering my own prescription for feeling better: delicious all-natural peppermint bark. Hand-crafted with premium dark and white chocolates, topped with bits of organic candy cane and infused with peppermint, this timeless treat is sure to remedy all that ails you.”