Visiting Boehm’s Homemade Swiss Candies in Issaquah is a must-do for area chocolate lovers. Since 1942, this place has been specializing in handmade gourmet chocolates. The taste is iconic, with everything from truffles and toffee to caramels and crunches. Cherry cordials are actually made with brandy soaked cherries. During the warmer months, be sure to order a hand-dipped ice cream bar.
Although there is plenty to entertain your taste buds, don’t pass up a tour. Guided tours for $4 show off a replica of a 12th century Swiss chapel. (Be sure to make your reservation in advance.) If you stop into Boehm’s on a whim, opt for the self-guided tour through the factory and campus. During production hours, you can see the factory at work behind glass windows. Boehm’s offers classes for aspiring chocolatiers where students can learn to make their own chocolate—1.5 pounds worth!
Boehm’s Homemade Swiss Candies
255 NE Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027