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Locally owned Hope’s Cheesecake supplies decadent, creamy confections to enliven family feasts or community barn-raisings. Each gourmet cheesecake is handmade with a foundation of crumbly cookies and golden graham crackers topped with an amalgamation of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese, pure cane sugar, Melipone vanilla, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. The bakery features a cavalcade of more than 20 flavors, including succulent raspberry and tangy key lime, available in regular (10 slices, $24.99), large (14 slices, $34.99), and sampler ($26.99–$36.99) sizes. For diet-conscious cheesecake cravers, reduced-sugar varieties are available, with amaretto, chocolate, key lime, and original New York¬–style flavors providing saccharine sensations without having to gnaw your car’s taffy steering wheel.