(Be-Bop Biscotti was founded in 1999 to bring a softer biscotti to Central Oregon | Photo Courtesy of Be-Bop Biscotti)
Be-Bop Biscotti is not your traditional twice-baked Italian cookie, which is often quite hard to bite into and baked as a plain single-flavored cookie.
“Be-Bop Biscotti are softer with a more cookie-like texture,” Vice President Misty Lee said. “Most of our biscotti flavors are hand-dipped in different chocolates and icings and decorated in a variety of designs.
Jazz-loving bakers Michael and Sarah Holmes founded Be-Bop Biscotti in 1999 and sold the business to Bob and Lisa Gold in 2006, who relocated the business to Redmond in 2018.
“Relocating our bakery from Bend to Redmond in early 2018 was not only a good financial move for us, but we also enjoy our quiet location out by the fairgrounds and airport,” Lee said. “Since the pandemic began, we have greatly appreciated the Redmond community and the amazing support we have received. We’ve made friends with other local businesses, combining our efforts along with our vendor’s resourceful sales representatives to work through logistics and delivery challenges.”
There are ten flavors of Be-Bop Biscotti, including English Toffee, Grasshopper Mint, Java Bean, Lemon Almond and Chocolate Peppermint Crush. “Our best-selling flavor is our Hazelnut Zebra with its delicious Oregon hazelnuts, white vanilla chocolate icing and decorative dark chocolate icing,” Lee said.
Be-Bop Biscotti sells its products on its website and at specialty cafés, gourmet retailers and gift shops throughout North America. “During the holiday months, we’re busy baking up to 1,000 dozen biscotti per week,” Lee said.
Lee added that most of Be-Bop’s “amazing crew” has been with the company for more than ten years. “We are proud to be a thriving Central Oregon-based business able to provide our delicious product to our customers,” she added.