How Branson's Chocolates started...

Deena Branson(owner/Confectioner)  had worked at a popular downtown Ashland chocolate business (Ashland Fudge Co.) for almost 10 years, for three sets of owners; she was in charge of staff and inventory when she stepped away for 3 years. Her husband came home one day saying "Did you know the Ashland Fudge Co. closed".  At that moment Deena knew that they could not let the recipes and production equipment get lost.  December 2005 they started Branson's Chocolates.  For eight years, she worked out of a confection kitchen in a business complex. In November 2013, Branson's Chocolates moved into their current location where, in addition to a larger production space, they now have a space for retail, from which you can see Deena and staff hand-making and hand-wrapping their chocolate and confections.  Where they make Chocolate, Truffle, Fudge, Turtles, English Toffee, Chocolate Sauce and Chocolate Bars.  In 2015 Branson's Chocolates had the opportunity to expand into the space next to them, creating a designated packaging, shipping and receiving space.  As Branson's Chocolates has grown and found their niche in the chocolate world, they realized that creating traditional chocolates along with signature products, in small batches, to the highest of standards, is part of their success.  They support the farmers and distillers/brewers by sourcing ingredients from them.  Custom labeling has become their niche which they do for several business around Southern Oregon and Northern California.