Arrowhead Chocolates: Joseph

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A family business, Arrowhead Chocolates sold its first chocolate in 2010. Chocolatier and co-owner, Bruce Reininger, makes more than forty chocolate and filling combinations, hand-crafting over 100 pounds of chocolate per week.

 

Stumptown coffee-based drinks complement the chocolate and help make the business a success in the small town of Joseph, population 1,052. Order a mocha, and you’ll get to lick the spoon that was just dipped in the melted chocolate and drizzled into your drink.

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Co-owner and former graphic designer, Erica Houck (Bruce’s daughter) designed the space, set in a historic downtown Joseph storefront. She wanted urban and rural people to feel comfortable— so she blended a rustic and modern aesthetic.

 

All baked goods (made by Bruce’s wife and co-owner, Wendy Reininger) and chocolates are produced in the small space behind the counter. Customers can see the entire process when they place their order.

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No artificial ingredients are used in the chocolates. Reininger infuses teas and other natural ingredients using local spirits from Stein Distillery.The award-winning huckleberry truffle is made with Idaho fruit. The new Douglas fir-tip truffle is made from local needles picked during spring.

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