Boehm’s receives national recognition for its chocolates

Boehm’s Candies & Chocolates was named in Top 12 confectioners nationally

Issaquah confectioners Boehm’s Candies & Chocolates have recently received a treat of an award— just in time for Halloween.

The chocolate company Cargill, which Boehm’s uses for its treats, recognized them for the and 12 other national confectioners for “Peter’s Chocolate Award of Distinction” for the first time.

Inspired by Daniel Peter, the Swiss chocolatier who invented milk chocolate in 1875, Cargill created the award for loyal Peter’s Chocolate users who are elevating the art of candy making.

“We’re celebrating the accomplishments of these 12 confectioners whose passionate commitment to confectionery artistry is apparent in their inspiring use of flavors and ingredients and dedication to quality artisanship,” Filip Buggenhout, managing director, Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate North America, stated in a Cargill press release. “These chocolatiers are truly at the forefront of our industry.”

The award comes with a profile in a collectible 2020 calendar, and Boehm’s will be featured for the month of November.

Here’s what Cargill had to say on Boehm’s and owner Bernard Garbusjuk:

“As much a museum as a candy store, the business started by Austrian immigrant Julius Boehm in 1942 is as renowned for its elegant chalet design and remarkable art collection as it is for its sumptuous confections. Since 1981, Boehm’s has been owned and operated by Bernard Garbusjuk, who apprenticed with Julius after training and working as a pastry chef in Germany.”

The calendar will be distributed to confectioners nationally and shared on