Hazelnuts are a favorite at many a holiday table. To help you find the tastiest treats for this holiday season, we have put together our inaugural Hazelnut Holiday Gift Guide. Here you can find holiday tins, decadent chocolates and other hazelnut goodies to share with friends and family.
Ash Creek Hazelnuts: This farmer-owned and operated company uses their own hazelnuts to create hazelnut snack packs. Try the variety pack to get bags of the roasted, dark chocolate and milk chocolate.
Hazelnut Hill: Show some love! Or, if you’re buying for work, shout out your appreciation! This sampler is 1.5 pounds of holiday happiness–salty, crunchy, sweet and delicious. Filled with dark chocolate-covered hazelnuts, peppermint bark, salted hazelnuts and hazelnut toffee (with dark chocolate), this sampler is also the perfect way to sample everything Hazelnut Hill has to offer.
Holm Made Toffee: The fine folks over at Hold Made Toffee have holiday-themed flavors of their signature toffee and lil’ bits, including candy cane, gingerbread, bourbon brown sugar and marionberry.
Ken and June’s Hazelnuts: Since 1957, Ken and June’s has been offering one of the most robust arrays of holiday treats. There tins and variety packs offer flavors ranging from butter toffee to marionberry to mint chocolate.
Lillie Belle Farms: These Oregon-based chocolatiers are featuring their beloved “Oregon Hazelnut Bar” and “The Most Awesome Chocolate Bar EVER.”Moonstruck Chocolate Co.: Gather around this cozy collection of handmade truffles featuring Moonstruck Chocolate Co.’s Oregon Hazelnut Praline truffle alongside a delightful variety of new holiday flavors and classic favorites. The Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Chai Bar star Oregon-grown hazelnuts and locally blended Kinglet Tea chai spice come in a sumptuous dark chocolate bar that’s perfect for the season. The Oregon Hazelnut Truffle features a copper kettle-cooked caramelized hazelnut that sits in the cosmos atop Oregon hazelnut praline, draped in dark chocolate. These are available a la carte at any of Moonstruck Chocolate Co.’s three Portland-area stores.
Premium Growers: With seven flavors in one tin, there’s something for everybody in this Jumbo Holiday Sampler. It features milk chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet and savory, sweet cinnamon, naturally roasted, lightly salted and spicy barbeque hazelnuts.
Oregon Orchard: Oregon Orchard creates some of the most unique dipped hazelnut flavors, like peppermint, eggnog and pumpkin spice. All of their holiday items are available at Wilco Farm Stores, the Oregon Hazelnut Marketplace, OregonOrchard.com, Amazon.com, and SnackMagic.com. Oregon Orchard is offering up to 25% off introductory discounts in most online store locations for the month of November.
Rogue Creamery: Playfully inspired by Smokey Bear, this American original is cold-smoked for many hours over Oregon hazelnut shells. This process infuses the cheese with unique aromas of barrel-aged vanilla, bread pudding, and candied bacon. You’ll taste spicy-sweet flavors of honey, apple, and nectarine, plus a mild “blue” finish.