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Tag: Tacoma truffles

April
18th

Easter candy – buy local around Tacoma for that basket

Pictured here are chocolate covered eggs, a chocolate covered marshmallow Peep and chocolate covered peanut butter smidgens. All are available at Johnson Candy in Tacoma. Photo by Jeremy Harrison/Staff photographer
Pictured here are chocolate covered eggs, a chocolate covered marshmallow Peep and chocolate covered peanut butter smidgens. An assortment of Easter candy is available at Johnson Candy in Tacoma, but stock is limited to what’s on hand.

I got smart and shopped earlier this week at the Johnson Candy Company for some Easter chocolate. I’ve had my cream eggs and solid chocolate bunnies for three days (and have managed to resist ripping into the foil and devouring them all). Have you bought yours? Here’s a last-minute guide to buying local for those Easter goodies. Read more »

Feb.
12th

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 »