(Photo above: Randi & Donna | by Katie Sox)
Holm Made Toffee was founded by Donna Holm in 2007 in Glide, Oregon after retiring from a career as an elementary school teacher. It is now co-owned with her daughter-in-law Randi Holm and they employ eight people (part time and seasonal).
Although Holm Made Toffee is now headquartered in Bend Donna has been making this particular toffee recipe for 30+ years to share with friends and family. After retiring from teaching she decided to pursue toffee making as a business as everyone was always asking to purchase her candy.
The unique product is Oregon Hazelnut Toffee in six year round flavors + seasonal flavor batches. It is all handmade by the Holm family utilizing ingredients from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
“The Holm Made Toffee Company is founded on the principle of creating happiness — plain and simple,” says Donna. “We love what we do and there is no greater feeling than bringing a smile to the face of a friend or loved one. We live for life’s precious moments and in our own way seek to wrap up our own slice of happiness in every bag of Holm Made Toffee.
“We’re an artisan confectioner of the world’s greatest toffee. We’ve been making toffee the same way for over 30-years and plan on doing so for generations to come. And when it comes to making our toffee it’s made with everything good.
“The combination of hazelnuts, dark chocolate, butter and sugar is simply magical…you won’t be disappointed. It melts in your mouth — a delightful, sweet experience.
” We pride ourselves on using the same high-quality ingredients and small batch process we’ve always used. And it shows. We’ve won multiple awards – most recently Best in Show 2017 and Honorable Mention – Best Chocolate Candy at the Oregon Chocolate Festival in February. Took home the fan voted Best Booth award at the OSU Art Festival in May (third year in a row).
“We love how creative and eclectic the Bend’s Makers District is. Our “neighbors” are all so talented. Just steps from my kitchen door I can buy a last minute gift from James Michelle Jewelry, pick up my weekly CSA basket from Agricultural Connections or grab a gluten-free treat from Honest Baking.
“And Honest Baking supplies me weekly with their fresh baked shortbread cookies that I then dip in chocolate and our toffee and take to sell at my weekly Farmers Market booths. The cabinet makers have built me shelves when we first moved into our kitchen space and I can run down to Locavore to deliver toffee for re-sale and pick up any last minute ingredients. I love the ease of collaboration in our little neighborhood.”
1470 NE First St. #800 (kitchen facility, not open for retail)