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AIFF Opening Night Bash
April 12, 18
Pear-A-Fare
April 13-14, 18
JCMGA Spring Garden Fair
May 5-6, 18

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  • Hazelnut Toffee, Box

    $12.50$25.00
    Hazelnut Toffee hand-dipped in Semi-Sweet (58% Dark) Chocolate. Comes in 8 oz or 1 lb Boxes.
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  • Gift Box

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $12.50$25.00
    Chocolate Gift Box. Box sizes of 8 oz and 1 lb.
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  • Pumpkin Truffle

    $10.00$45.00
    Our Pumpkin Truffle tastes like pumpkin pie. Available in Boxes of 4, 6, 9, 12 and 20.
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  • Pumpkin Spice Bar, 2 oz Bar

    $3.25$18.50
    House blended Pumpkin Spices are mixed into this White Chocolate bar. Chocolate Bars are available singly, or in boxes of 6.
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  • English Toffee Bar, 2 oz Bar

    $3.25$18.50
    Our Old-Fashioned English Toffee is surrounded by Semi-Sweet 58% (Dark) Chocolate. Chocolate Bars are available singly, or in boxes of 6.  
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  • English Toffee, Box

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $12.50$25.00
    English Toffee hand-dipped in your choice of Milk Chocolate or Semi-Sweet (58% Dark) Chocolate. Comes in 8 oz or 1 lb Boxes.
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  • Almond Bar, 2 oz Bar

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    $3.25$18.50
    Whole Roasted Salted Almonds are used for this chocolate bar. Chocolate Bars are available singly, or in boxes of 6.
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  • Espresso Bar, 2 oz Bar

    $3.25$18.50
    Finely ground espresso is mixed into this chocolate bar. Chocolate Bars are available singly, or in boxes of 6.
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Sugar Free/No Sugar Added Chocolates

Locals Guide:April

Sugar Free/No Sugar Added Chocolates

If you’ve been drooling over all the deliciousness here at Branson’s Chocolates, but stayed away because of the sugar, you are in luck! We’d like to introduce you to our Sugar-Free/No Sugar Added Chocolates. We have Hazelnut Clusters, Peanut Clusters, Almond Bars, and Solid Chocolate Bars in both Milk Chocolate and Semi-Sweet Chocolate; and Hazelnut Bars in Milk Chocolate, Espresso Bars in Semi-Sweet Chocolate.

We use maltitol, a sugar alcohol, in our sugar free chocolates. Sugar alcohol is a somewhat misleading term, as it is actually neither sugar nor alcohol. This type of sugar substitute is particularly helpful to people with diabetes, because only a portion of it is digested and absorbed. And the part that is absorbed through the intestinal tract is absorbed slowly, so there’s a relatively little rise in blood sugar. So if you are watching your sugar intake, come on in and try our Sugar-Free/No Sugar Added Chocolate. You’ll be glad you did!

If you want to catch us out and about, we’ll be—

  • Thursday April 12th, we will be at the Opening Night Bash—Savor The Rogue®—from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. This event includes a delicious tastings of local foods and beverages, including our chocolates, and a no-host bar. Ticket required. For more information go to ashlandfilm.org
  • April 13th-14th, Friday 3-10pm and Saturday 10-5pm, we will be at the Pear-a-Fare in downtown Medford during the Pear Blossom Festival. This event includes vineyards, breweries, distillers, local artisan food makers all under the festival canopy serving tastes, and selling products. Tasting glasses and tickets to sample the flavors will be for sale at the Pear-a-Fare entrance. Vendors will also be selling wine, beer, coffee, and other local drinks by the glass. Our artisan food makers will have a wide variety of products for sale as well as samples available.org

 

You can also find Branson’s Chocolates on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and at bransonschocolates.com for online chocolate shopping.

Thanks to https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/taste-test-sugar-free-chocolate#1 for the maltitol information.

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The Sweet Life in Ashland

Southern Oregon Makers: Deena Branson of Branson’s Chocolates

Travel Southern Oregon

By Eddie Wallace

Photographer Jak Wonderly

For confectioner Deena Branson, owner of Branson’s Chocolates in Ashland, there was always a dream that she would someday own and operate a successful small business, but it wasn’t until 2005 that she dared to imagine turning her passion for creating delectable chocolate confections into that business.

Fast forward to 2018, when the talented and endlessly creative lifelong Ashland resident has a thriving wholesale and retail business, featuring only the best Belgian chocolate that goes into such mouth-watering treats as Anjou pear creams, lavender squares, wasabi ginger squares and blood orange creams, as well as your more standard treats like toffees and caramels.

After spending ten years in the late 90’s and early aughts learning everything there was to know at the Ashland Fudge Company – she even trained two sets of new owners during that time  Deena and her husband Kevin leapt at the chance to purchase the equipment and recipes when the company went out of business in 2005.

Since that time, through dogged determination and countless hours of hard work, Branson’s Chocolates has steadily grown its business and burnished its reputation as Ashland’s only locally-owned, locally-produced chocolate business, culminating in the opening of their retail space in 2014.

The early years of the business were spent working out of a production facility in a business complex, producing mostly for wholesale customers. Ashland’s Paddington Station and Grange Co-op were early supporters who sold not just the chocolates, but also the custom packaging that Deena created for each wholesale customer. Today’s customers include Butler Ford, the Ashland Springs Hotel, Anderson Auto Body and many others. In addition to making the chocolates, Deena’s ability to do custom molds and packaging has been a huge selling point for clients.

“I SOURCE LOCALLY AND DIRECTLY FROM THE FARMERS AND DISTILLERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE,” SHE SAYS. “FOR EXAMPLE, OUR MACADAMIA NUTS AND HAZELNUTS COME DIRECTLY FROM THE FARMERS. I CHOOSE OREGON-PRODUCED PRODUCTS AND LIQUORS OVER NATIONALLY PRODUCED PRODUCTS. THE MINT OIL THAT I USE COMES DIRECTLY FROM THE FARMER IN CLATSKANIE, OREGON. AND WE MAKE EVERYTHING IN SMALL BATCHES WITH CARE TO ENSURE THE QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCTS.”

Luckily, for the past five years, one hasn’t needed to be a wholesale client to enjoy the dazzling, mouthwatering array of treats that Deena, Kevin and their hard-working crew create. The retail location for Branson’s Chocolates is 1662 Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland, and is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Visitors to the retail shop will be greeted with a selection of chocolates that is impressive not only in taste but in variety. The ever-popular toffees and caramels are always available, but adventurous types will also find port wine ganache squares, truffles flavored with tequila (lime, sea salt and Patrón tequila), pomegranate, espresso, toasted coconut porter, pumpkin, raspberry Chambord, amaretto and so much more. Product sourcing and quality are important considerations that go into all of Deena’s creations.

A lifelong Ashland resident, Deena cherishes the supportive atmosphere for small-town businesses that Ashland offers. “We deliberately chose Ashland as the home for our business,” she says. “This is a community that is dedicated to supporting small businesses, and we are also fortunate enough to attract the kind of visitors who support local artisans and locally-owned businesses. We have people who stop by our store every year on their way out of town after their annual Ashland visit.”

Contact Us

  • 1662 Siskiyou Blvd
    Ashland OR 97520

  • 5414887493
  • info@bransonschocolates.com

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  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Blackberry Bar, 2 oz Bar ($3.25$18.50)
    reviewed by Lori B.


    Delicious!
    Branson's Chocolates were a great find for us. I also love the Midnight Bar.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Assorted Truffle Box ($10.00$45.00)
    reviewed by SARAH A.


    Great chocolates!
    Their products are as one-of-a-kind as they are delicious. Always something awesome to try. Ordering their chocolates for delivery is also convenient.

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