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Ashby Confections

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16C Victor Square, Scotts Valley

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Ashby Confections, established in 2004, makes truffles, caramels, and chocolate “snacks.” While they used to use a European Grand Cru couverture for their chocolates now they use chocolate from SFBA veteran chocolate maker Guittard and hyper-local White Label chocolate by bean-to-bar maker Mutari Craft Chocolate in Santa Cruz.

Ashby also uses locally sourced, fresh, organic fruits, herbs, and spices, and no preservatives. They have a shop in Scotts Valley and online.

CBTB Tip

If you like chocolate turtles, Ashby makes some the size of your palm and calls them “tortoises.”

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