REAL SIMPLE'S #1 GIFT FOR FOODIES?

It's our very own CANDY COUNTDOWN CALENDAR! We couldn't be more proud of this project on every level - from whimsy to design (all those adorable illustrations!) to how jam-packed with candy it is (can you say BONUS DAYS?) We love this calendar, can think of no better way to countdown the days until Christmas - and that other people notice is just the most amazing thing. Thanks, Real Simple! You make us so happy. 

 

And WOW oh WOW! Look at this! Real Simple also loves our Cherry Cola Gumdrops (who doesn't, really?) made with real Oregon cherries and just the right amount of all the love in our hearts! 100% perfect for all the candy lovers on your list!

Our Founder in Glasses PLUS a Recipe

QUIN // David Kind

Oooh! Sometimes I wear glasses and I swear by my kinda clear/kinda gold frames from David Kind. The folks over at DK are so kind (I swear I did not say that on purpose), and did a little blog post on yours truly - with photos shot at my house while I made cookies! 

Read all about it, and see Chris Dibble's great photos HERE.

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QUIN // Johnny Was Here

Pretty great, right? Well - if you think THAT'S great, get a load of this: Jami whipped up a great recipe for Maple and Orange Caramels for the kind people of Johnny Was - hop on over to their blog to read all about it (and make some candy!)

QUIN again - this time in 1859

We're so thankful for great coverage, and even more so when all of our REAL ingredients get recognized. 1859 - Oregon's Magazine - talks about our candy in the October issue and we couldn't be happier.

And, it's true! We make candy with all kinds of real food from berries to fresh cream, hazelnuts to local honey. We just wouldn't dream of making candy any other way. (You can read all about our commitment to great ingredients here.) ps: we actually don't use the brand of salt mentioned in the piece, but we do use fancy high-quality salt from this place here

Find us with WW's FINDER

Weee hooo! You're downtown and you want candy so badly but you don't want Whoppers or Twizzlers or Starbursts or Nerds. Good thing you have your handy copy of Willamette Week's FINDER! Flip to page 20 and find your way to magical candy from QUIN - where #CandyisMagic and we always have samples. At least mostly always. Okay. Once or twice we've run out. But usually we have samples.

Anyways, overjoyed to be recognized by the locals and to be part of Portland being Portland. Yep.

Oregon Home Magazine & Caramels

Oooh, out now is the pretty new issue of Oregon Home magazine - featuring my little house on the cover! Shot by the super great (truly) Chris Dibble, the photos show where my little boy and I sleep and cook and live and MAKE CANDY. 

The article is Oregon Home's first take on food - never before have they featured a recipe in their pages, and I feel so honored that they picked QUIN caramel as their first. Not only that, but the layout of the recipe is expertly done, and they incorporated some super fun illustrations by (my favorite) Michelle Ott

Here's a little sneak peek: 

FEAST PORTLAND IS HERE

Oh my lord, I have had so much sugar. We're still working to get our candy for Feast's Night Market just right - and about an hour ago I was eating candy that was dipped in even more sugar and I thought to myself, "someone should stop me." But no one ever does.

And just before that, KATU was in the factory checking things out and taping a story about the candy we created in celebration of Feast's fifth birthday - Oregon Cherry Sparkling Candy. The KATU people know way more about the world than I do and introduced me to Facebook Live - something I didn't even know existed as I haven't used Facebook since the Great Facebook Study of 2000-whenever when I realized how much time I was spending Facebooking so quit cold turkey then magically gained a million hours of my life back (THAT'S RIGHT!) 

Anyway, KATU Facebook Live'd the whole visit - so, check it out. Please do not pay any attention to my hair. It is so long and unruly and sometimes I use a rubber band to hold it back and I forget to look at what it actually looks like. In this case, it looks terrible. Oh, also, hope you like Ohio accents. ps: isn't Wesleigh Ogle from KATU the best? She is.

 

JOIN THE CANDY CLUB

Ooooh, I'm so excited! We just finished a total makeover (it included a really fun demo day, don't you worry) of our Candy of the Month Club and now, it is my pleasure, to introduce you to QUIN's fancy new CANDY CLUB!

All the cool club info you could ever want is available here. And, if you follow us on the Instagram, you probably know by now that if you're one of the first three followers to sign up for the 12-month membership, we're going to send you a super cute Pacific Tote Co. tote - all fresh and adorable and adorned with QUIN flair. All you have to do to win is be one of the first three people to purchase (or give) a 12-month membership. Nothing else! No posts to tag or complicated anything. 

I know you're probably really curious as to what most excites me about the club, right? Okay, well, I am really looking forward to sending out special book-related stuff in February. I think December is looking pretty wonderful (if you like to decorate holiday cookies), and October is like a dream come true - especially if your dreams involve apples. Wait, October comes before December, so please switch those last two sentences around. Thank you.

 

 

Sift Magazine & Blackberry Coconut Bars with Hazelnut Crumble

A few months ago, a very talented crew of super dynamic women popped by my house for a few hours of baking in my home kitchen. I love working at home, even if my kitchen is equipped with an old electric stove and even if it's completely lacking any ventilation - home is where I come up with my best ideas and feel most comfortable. Home is also where my pencil collection lives, and where I keep the best chocolate - so being at home has quite a few perks. 

Anyways, these women all work for King Arthur Flour and help produce the most stellar magazine called Sift. If you haven't seen it, you must. It's basically the magazine of my dreams - great stories (with writing to match), crazy beautiful photographs, and one recipe after another just begging to be made. At it's core, it's a magazine produced by people who clearly love ingredients and (without a doubt) love to bake.

When the Sift people came to my house, we chatted, we baked, we looked at books, we cracked up over how awkward I am in any "headshot" type of situation (not a joke. I am so terrible at headshots because I just don't want to look into the camera and smile all weird. I just cannot do it. Want proof? I wrote a cookbook, doing all the work required to "do" a cookbook, and when it came down to the author photo? That was the single thing that caused me the most stress. And, actually, stress is really too light of a phrase to cover it - the headshot shoot terrified me. To remedy that situation? I made a ton of cotton candy, fashioned it into a wig, then wore the wig in the photos. Magically it worked and I've never looked more beautiful, even if my hair is hidden under several feet of sugar).

 

The Fall issue of Sift is on newsstands now - pick up a copy, take a peek into my home kitchen, and snag a recipe for Blackberry Coconut Bars with Hazelnut Crumble - the filling for these bars is inspired by QUIN's blackberry lollipops - the fruit is prepared for the crumble the same way it's prepared for lollipops. Sounds like magic, and it is!

 

QUIN in the news

Here at QUIN we're always super excited when people want to know more about our candy, our processes, or our crazy-for-candy founder, Jami.

Here's a little walk down press coverage memory lane for you:

 

Sift Magazine, Fall 2016

Sift is a beautiful magazine produced by the same people responsible for the brilliance that is King Arthur Flour. 

The Sift crew visited me at home and I showed them how to make a blackberry coconut crumble bar - using the same roasted fruit purée we use in some of our candy!

Traditional Home, Spring 2016

The fine folks from Traditional Home came to town and really did some exploring - they love all the same places we do, and were nice enough to talk about QUIN in their spring issue. 

Better Homes and Gardens, February 2016

Sweet little mention of our lollipops in everyone's favorite Homes and Gardens mag.

Food & Wine

You can imagine how happy we are to be named one of Food & Wine's best new candies of 2015!

O, The Oprah Magazine, Favorite Things 2015

When the queen called, we answered - then magicked up a recipe for Chai Popcorn balls for inclusion in her (crazy amazing) Favorite Things issue. 

Fast Company, 2015

QUIN founder, Jami Curl, named one of the most creative people in food!

Fast Company, 2014

QUIN founder, Jami Curl, named 71st most creative person in business!