Solid chunks of fruits and nuts...and the coconut (joining sea salt)...are notable favorite additions in rich chocolates and sweet buttery caramels...PLUS...an amazing combo of chocolates and cocktails...a new trend!
|AnnieB's specializes in all natural, gluten-free Caramels...small batch made, couple owned- chewy buttery melt in your mouth treats -original flavor= so amazing-it got Oprah anointed!!!! Tasty additions include chocolate selections and the new tropical coconut favoring which paired perfectly well! FYI-the fabulous gourmet popcorn are great gifts. Packaged pictured...10 rolls/per $5|
|B. T McELRATH new premium- Prairie line of adventurous chocolate bars showed its 3 new socially responsible GMO free 2 ounce chocolate bars made from Fair-trade Certified chocolate...above-New Frontier 76% deep dark chocolate -intensifies the sweet acidity of organic black currants+ it of Tellicherry black...for chewy fruity spice taste-|
|creamy crunchy Marcona almonds, with hand crafted golden toffee bits and touch of sea salt,,,45% milk chocolate dark milk chocolate...|
|Prairie Girl has sweet toasted coconut toffee and Georgia pecans---blended into 72% organic fair-trade certified dark chocolate...fyi-company began with truffles for the modern age-in 1996!|
|Nelly's Energy Truffle Bars (6 flavors) are very tasty mix of organic sustainable ingredients organic raw dates, organic raw cacao butter+powder, organic raw coconut oil, organic raw blue agave, and organic raw vanilla beans...in chewy satisfying bar....without preservatives, additives or anything artificial...vegan+gluten free|
|good snack size Nelly's Energy Truffle Bar (pictured double chocolate has intense chocolate flavor with rich coating-and touch of pink Himalayan salt)=vegan, gluten-free, and certified non-GMO|
|LAIMA... a Baltic based company with a long history of "Love"...lots of products offered-including box chocolates that come in theme+festive packages-and many flavors-bars too-these chocolate based treats are widely available.|
|Chocolate Asorti dark chocolates filled with fruit marmalade, milk pomade and cocoa cream|
|Guittard baking bars...|
|resealable bags...USDA Organic Baking Wafers in small batches-for the home baker,|
|Of course...chocolate and wine=divine! Gearharts Pod & Vine uses Virginia wines and fine dark chocolates. 9 pieces/$20|
|Gearharts Miso Caramels...are salty sweet chewy and interestingly delicious! Distinctive pairing that works.|
|JER'S Circles (above) and new Groupies (below)---all natural, premium quality from a San Diego based company|
|Lake Champlain Chocolates---from Vermont offered some of the first gourmet, high-end USA based chocolates we became aware of...established in 1984...and now widely available. Bonus Points: Still sourcing non-GMO sustainable chocolates, using organic ingredients, and establishing long term relationships -Social and Fair Trade Certified...|
PICTURED. the Jubilees-a line of organic chocolates (USDA Organic) of top performing classics (3 flavors) in a holiday ready, festive foil wrapped pieces. $13.99
|Blue Bandana Chocolates|
|Look familiar???? We cruised by this booth-and thought of William Sonoma's signature peppermint chocolate!!!! From Salem Baking|
|Celtic Sea Salt,,,one of ten flavors|
|10 flavors...including a spicy sweet Chipolte and sweet fruity tart Green Apple....made with sweeter tapioca syrup snd is certified gluten free...a SOFTI ward winner and finalist!!!|
|joining a growing trend-non-GMO sourced ingredients|
|Marie Belle is a NYC institution-a SOHO based gourmet chocolatier ---who lucky us...decided to show and tell their fabulously rich chocolates at a fashion event in NYC!... The designs are so chic- the founder is a Parson's School o Design grad...who clearly learned her lessons.|
|VALOR Chocolates are from Spain...amazingly sugar free chocolates are sweetened with Stevia (and Maltitol). We tried the dark chocolate and give it two thumbs up. Here's hoping it gets retailed here!|
|Valor controls the entire production process from coco bean selection, roasting and refining its unique mnufacturling process...which reminds us of that country's other success story-ZARAs|
Perhaps the most unusual (adventurous) truffles ever---are courtesy of Portland based, Moonstruck Chocolate...
|at a recent event we couldn't stay for the pairings of inventive cocktails paired -truffles...pictured above, the flavorings...|
|Fun-mushroom shaped truffles paired with cocktail...Ancho Chili Mimosa-Fig with Hot Curry Mushroom Truffle|
|Basil Spritzer with Tomato and Basil Mushroom Truffle|
|The Salted Bourbon -Porcini Mushroom / Smoked Bacon Flavored Chili Truffle|
Available Online...gift boxes and many holiday theme chocolates...AND...
Five Moonstruck Cafes- Oregon destinations.
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