They are good, honestly. I dropped by Honest Chocolates‘ Newberg location after a recently sunny day visiting Willamette Valley Vineyards and had some very delicious chocolates, especially the peanut butter cups.
They make the candy themselves, with their own recipes, and in a kitchen, not a factory. Their chocolates are hand-dipped with high quality “eating” chocolate, not the inferior “dipping” chocolate that can taste waxy or slick. They choose natural ingredients whenever possible to avoid impurities that might affect the candy-cooking process.
Most chocolates are sold within a week of being made ensuring you buy fresh products. By keeping the products fresh and not over-producing, they know what their customers want – like rich honey caramel, naturally flavored cream centers, dark chocolate ganache with berries and pinot noir, and rocky road with their own hand made marshmallow – and keep them coming back again and again.
With roots in wine country, they also offer a special like for chocolate-friendly wines like pinot noir, merlot, and port. Most of these are based on a dark chocolate firm ganache, similar to a truffle but denser, with less cream and more chocolate. They incorporate a wine reduction and fruit to match the wine.
Finally, this is ALS Awareness Month, and so they will donate a portion of their May retail sales to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Bob Packard accomplished remarkable things before ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease) took his life at a young age, and we honor his memory by supporting the Center.
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