Welcome to a world where sweets aren't just treats; they're a labor of love and a legacy of family traditions. At Northwest Expressions, we're passionate about the joy and craftsmanship that go into creating artisanal candies, chocolates, cookies, and toffee popcorn. In this blog, we invite you to explore the delightful journey behind our handcrafted confections, emphasizing the human touch and meticulous care put into each creation.
A Recipe Steeped in History 📜
Our journey begins with a recipe that's more than just ink on paper—it's a connection to our past. Rick's Grandma Carrie's original 1950's handwritten recipe for "Soft Peanut Butter Brittle" still graces our kitchen, a cherished relic that inspires our creations. The slightly tattered, time-worn pages are now framed, preserving the recipe we hold dear and still use to this very day.
From Garage to Artisan Candy Business 🏭
In 1990, our "small batch" candy business was born, right in our garage, converted into a licensed kitchen, in Everett, WA. We started with brittle, cooked on a 1950's-era kitchen stove, a gift from Bonnie's Grandma Hilda. The treats were cooled on a large marble slab that once graced the halls of the old Wenatchee Courthouse. We began by selling brittle in local specialty shops and holiday shows throughout Western Washington.
An Expanding Palette of Delights 🌟
Our journey didn't stop with brittle. We added brittle dipped in milk chocolate and introduced the Serenity Bar—a marriage of soft peanut butter brittle and a layer of caramel dipped in chocolate. Each product is handmade in small batches, the old-fashioned way, with the utmost care and dedication.
Espresso Chocolate Inclusion Bars: A Gourmet Delight ☕🍫
Our artisan espresso chocolate bars are a testament to our commitment to quality. They contain only premium natural ingredients, delivering a delicious blend of coffee, nuts, and chocolate with a smooth texture in every bite. Low in sodium, our gourmet chocolate inclusion bars are available in a variety of combinations.
Gourmet Gifts and Souvenirs 🎁
Looking for the perfect gift or souvenir? Our Espresso Chocolate Inclusion Bars are not only a delightful treat for personal snacking, but they also make for excellent gourmet souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones. Each bar features famous scenes of the Northwest embossed right into the chocolate, making them a 'must-have' to share love from the Northwest.
Northwest Expressions: A Taste of the Pacific Northwest 🌊🌲
Crafting gourmet expressions inspired by the Pacific Northwest's taste, feel, and rich history, Northwest Expressions creates small-batch artisanal chocolates, cookies, and confections made by hand with love on Harstine Island in Washington State, USA. Our commitment to preserving traditions, family recipes, and the art of crafting happiness is what makes our sweets truly special.
Join us on this delightful journey and indulge in the richness of handcrafted sweets that go beyond mere confections—they're a taste of history and a piece of our hearts. At Northwest Expressions, we create more than treats; we craft happiness, one delicious bite at a time. 🌟🍬❤️