Artisan Oregon Chocolatier wins big at the Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland, OR
Holm Made Toffee Co. announced today that they were a big winner at the 10th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival held over the weekend in Ashland, OR. The event was held March 7th - 9th at the Ashland Spring Hotel and featured over 30 of the states best artisan chocolate companies.
Three industry judges were on hand all weekend to sample and critique the chocolatiers. Eight awards were presented - with Holm Made Toffee Co. receiving two of the eight. The judges awarded Holm Made Toffee Co. "Best Chocolate Candy" for their Oregon Hazelnut and Lavender Toffee. Holm Made Toffee Co. also was awarded the fan voted, "People's Choice Award" at the conclusion of the event.
"We are thrilled that our company was awarded 'Best Chocolate Candy' as well as the 'People's Choice Award'", said Randi Holm, of Holm Made Toffee Co. "Over the past decade this event has become a premier destination for chocolate lovers and chocolatiers in the Pacific Northwest. There is a high standard of quality at this event, so we feel honored to have been recognized by both the judges and the public with these awards."
Holm Made Toffee Co. had planned to enter the product competition with their Sea Salt flavor - but at the last minute decided to hand the judges their brand new Lavender flavor. "We decided to just go for it!" said Holm Made Toffee Co. owner Donna Holm. "This candy was so new that only our family members had taste tested it. We had no idea how people would react to the flavor profile. It ended up a winner and we have no doubt we'll continue with the recipe."
The Lavender flavor is a seasonal offering and available for a limited time. Orders can be made by contacting Randi Holm at 541.610.3173 or online at www.holmmadetoffee.com.
Founded in 2007, Holm Made Toffee Co. is a family owned artisan confectioner located in Bend and Glide, OR. Holm Made Toffee Co. crafts their candy in traditional handmade batches, utilizing Oregon grown hazelnuts. Holm Made Toffee Co. is sold at eight retail locations around Bend and also various Central Oregon Farmers Markets (June through September). For additional information please visit, www.holmmadetoffee.com or contact Randi Holm at 541.610.3173.