by Deena Branson
Warming up by a blazing campfire, gazing up at the starry night, roasting corn on the cob on the barbeque —we love camping! And everybody’s favorite part of camping is s’mores—gooey marshmallows, crunchy graham crackers, and sweet chocolate. Eat them together, and they’re heaven on earth! At Branson’s Chocolates, we’ve got S’mores for you in August—made in both our rich Semi-Sweet Chocolate and our creamy Milk Chocolate. Of course, we only use gluten-free marshmallows and graham crackers. In fact, at Branson’s Chocolates, all of our delicious chocolate is gluten-free, allowing you to relax and enjoy our chocolate with all your friends and family.
Be sure to check out our Chocolate Talk videos on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/BransonsChocolatesAshland. This month, of course, we are featuring S’mores, our Product of the Month for August. My brother-in-law Brian Goodwin directs and films our Chocolate Talk videos every month, where I discuss our Product of the Month, chocolate tips, and how I make our products. Each month we highlight a different chocolate confection, either a favorite classic or a new creation, and while S’mores are a new item at Branson’s Chocolates, they are definitely a summer classic.
If you want to catch us out and about in August, here’s where we will be:
• August 15th, I will be at Troon Vineyard in the Applegate Valley, pairing our delicious chocolates with their award-winning wines.
• August 22nd, we are providing dessert chocolates for the “extravagant, outdoor buffet created by popular local Chefs” for the Oregon Wine Experience’s Miracle Auction and Salmon Bake in Jacksonville, which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network. Make plans to attend this “Grand Auction featuring Live, Platinum, and Silent Auctions followed by music, dancing under the stars, and the opportunity to exchange stories and share wine around the fire embers.”