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Local sweets for your sweet – my annual ode to truffles in Tacoma

Truffles from the French Hen come with pretty designs painted onto the chocolates.
Truffles from the French Hen come with pretty designs painted onto the chocolates.

If you buy your love anything for Valentine’s Day, I say go for where it counts – the stomach. Culinary gifts are universally adored, right? We’re lucky to have chocolate makers right here in our community – artisans who make everything by hand. Every year, I write about these chocolate makers hoping that more people will eschew bags of commercial kisses for ribbon-clad boxes of locally made truffles. Read on. Read more »


Mother’s Day gifting: Locally made truffles from South Sound chocolate makers

Locally made truffles. From left is a truffle from Johnson Candy Company, French Hen Bistro and Affairs Cafe.

If you were the kind of person who planned ahead, you already would have found a recipe, borrowed the molds and purchased the ingredients to make a magical batch of chocolate truffles for mom’s special day this weekend.
But you’re just like the rest of us. Off to the store you go for chocolate. Before you settle for a drugstore buy, consider this: South Sound is home to three chocolate makers who specialize in truffles – decadent chocolates made with a creamy ganache center. Two chocolate shops are cafes with a truffle side business; the third is one of the oldest candy companies in Tacoma. All three will sell truffles for Mother’s Day, but you best not delay your purchase because supplies are limited. Read more »