QUIN is candy. Reimagined, updated, modernized. We make candy for today that has the uncanny ability to tug at the heartstrings of yesterday.
QUIN candy has one simple focus: to make the best candy we possibly can with the best ingredients we can get our hands on. All of QUIN’s recipes start with one person: owner and chief candy maker Jami Curl. From gumdrops to caramels, marshmallows to lollipops, fruit chews to sour hard candies the QUIN candy kitchen is busy churning out Curl’s creations both for our shoppe in Portland, Oregon and for nationwide delivery.
Portland is the ideal place to work in food. QUIN makes use of the bounty of the Pacific Northwest by utilizing the products made by local artisans as key ingredients in our candy. Our sea salt is harvested on the Oregon coast. Our honey comes from a hive in a neighborhood just across the Willamette river. Our chocolate comes from a bean to bar operation a mile away. Our hazelnuts come from a farm just outside of Portland. Supporting small time food crafters is one of our passions - a passion we hold dear as we continue to grow.
QUIN is a candy shoppe like no other. First, we make our candy. All of it. With our hands. We have a small, skilled staff that embraces expertly burnished caramel and perfectly buoyant gumdrops. We wrap every piece of candy we make by hand. We package all of our goodies lovingly with the hopes they please sweet teeth everywhere.
Next, we call on top notch ingredients that result in unexpected flavors: Our gumdrops contain real Oregon strawberries and our coffee lollipops are made with house-made coffee extract. Our Smoked Chai Caramels are made with a chai tea that is hand blended just a few blocks away.
What we’re doing is simple: cooking sugar and making candy. But ask yourself this: when’s the last time you had a Smoked Cola gumdrop? What about a handmade, all natural fruit chew that’s a thousand times better than any Starburst? And how about a handmade Tootsie Roll with bright sparks of hand harvested sea salt mingling with deep, dark chocolate? And then there’s Orange and Coffee Caramels with Smoked Sea Salt: flavor combinations and candies beyond the everyday.
QUIN makes these candy dreams a reality. We’re happy candy makers and we know we’re doing something truly out of the ordinary.