Traveling north on I-5 we took a short detour into Central Point, Oregon.
Being a chocolate lover, it is difficult to drive past a sign like this without stopping!
The factory-retail store is an inconspicuous looking building.
Inside though, there is a multitude of incredibly finely crafted Artisian Chocolates. Over 60 different flavors of caramels, truffles and bon-bons!
Owner and Master Chocolatier, Jeff Shepherd uses organic raspberries, strawberries and marionberries which are grown on his family’s farm only a coulple of miles from the store.
We purchased several wonderful chocolates. My Sweet Husband chose a Chilpolte Ganache, a dark chocolate infused with smokey hot sweetness of chilpolte pepper.
I picked three little “chocolate cups”…..
A dreamy Lemon Buttercup….tart fresh lemon buttercream in a white chocolate cup.
Maker’s Mark Cup………………decadent cup filled with pecan butter, dark chocolate and Maker’s Mark
Whisky ganache topped with a large caramelized pecan.
Margarita Cup……………………margarita buttercream in a dark chocolate cup with “salted rim”.
I managed to arrive home with the chocolates untouched. But once I made a pot of tea….oh I savored every morsel of chocolate with every sip of tea!
Chocolates and tea are perfect companions!
If you aren’t heading North any time soon, you can order these award winning chocolates on line.
Happy Infusions…..enjoy with chocolates!