June 10, 2009

Boehms Candy Tour

One of the highlights from our trip to Seattle was a tour of the Boehms candy factory in Issaquah. I grew up loving their chocolates and had never taken the tour which lasted about 45 minutes and included some yummy samples. Almost everything Boehms makes is still done by hand so it was fun to see everyone working. The best part of the tour for me was a brief visit with the head candymaker who answered some of my questions about making Seafoam (sometimes it rises and sometimes it stays flat.) He offered a great suggestion about unflavored gelatin which I'll share if it works (I'm sure it will). Below are pictures of the assembly line, a lady making hand-dipped truffles and the kids and me.