Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Tasting Wanderlust

Cookbooks and candy, spices and snacks, booze and breads that take you on a trip

Whether or not you know your way around a kitchen, it can be easy to unlock the room’s potential as a portal to another place or time. We aren’t traveling right now, but our palates can and it’s a safe and satisfying way to explore the world. Taste and scent provoke memory, so a sip of a local hot chocolate might call to mind a …

Exploring the Flavor Developments of Haribo Gummies

From its 16 factories across Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and soon the US, international confectioner Haribo produces roughly 100 million “Goldbears” gummy bears each day, as well as several other styles of cherished sweets. The 100-year-old company appeals to so many globally thanks to their dynamic production methods, which cater to the different palates of consumers around the world. The exact recipe, which began …

QUIN Candy + Union Wine in a Can Lollipops

Artisan treats from Oregon, crafted from Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris

As we approach Valentine’s Day—a holiday that sees a surge in wine and candy consumption—two of our favorite Portland food and drink brands have united to produce none other than wine lollipops. Union Wine Co. Wines, which last grabbed our attention with their very tasty Underwood Wine in a Can, have lent their Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris to QUIN Candy, an artisanal sweets shop …