Columbia Empire Farms Celebrates National Chocolate Covered Anything Day on Dec. 16

Chocolate confections available just in time for holiday gifting

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2016) - Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, and Columbia Empire Farms invites you to join in the celebration while also picking up perfect last-minute stocking stuffers for any sweet tooth on your gift list. Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley and owned and operated by the Pamplin family since 1976, Columbia Empire Farms offers several ways to indulge and share in chocolate delights this holiday season.

"Though popular year-round, chocolate is a seasonal favorite, whether eaten by handfuls or baked into holiday treats," said Robert B. Pamplin Jr., owner of Columbia Empire Farms. "Using the harvested bounty from our Sherwood, Oregon, farm and only the best ingredients, we pride ourselves in making fresh, high-quality, great tasting and gift-worthy confections."

Columbia Empire Farms products are available through its retail outlet Your Northwest, which operates Travel Marts throughout Portland International Airport and offers a full selection online at Following are a few of Columbia Empire Farms' most popular chocolate covered offerings:

Chocolate Hazelnut Caramels ($7)
Enjoy the creamy taste of real butter caramel made fresh weekly on the farm and our own roasted hazelnuts from this year's harvest. Enrobed in Guittard's rich chocolate, these hazelnut caramels are made from the very best ingredients.

Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts ($13)
Delight in the roasted flavor of our crunchy, delicious hazelnuts, smothered in Guittard's chocolate. These delicacies are perfect for gifting to friends and family this month, or to put on your dessert tray at your own holiday party.

Chocolate Nut "Poop" Toffee ($6)
Stuff toffee "poop" products into the stocking of any child, young or old, this holiday season. From snowmen to Santa, Columbia Empire Farms has the perfect seasonal sweet treat no matter the character!

Columbia Empire Farms offers a variety of fruit preserves and syrups, wine jellies, vinaigrettes, honey, hazelnuts, candy, chocolate toffee "poop" candies and Pacific Northwest specialties. Gift baskets are also available. For more information or to order online, visit

About Columbia Empire Farms
Columbia Empire Farms, established in 1976 in Sherwood, Oregon, cultivates 900 acres of berries and hazelnuts. Owned by Robert B. Pamplin Jr., this family farm produces its own preserves, jams, fruit spreads, syrups, butters, pie fillings, barbecue sauces, pepper jellies, vinaigrettes, honeys and hazelnut confections -- all right on the farm using freshly harvested ingredients. Whether it is marionberry preserves made with premium ripe berries or hazelnuts roasted to perfection and covered with handmade chocolate, Columbia Empire Farms thoughtfully crafts products that showcase the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. For more information or to order online, visit

About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. has earned eight degrees -- including two doctorates -- in business, economics, accounting, education and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist, and author of 24 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. For more information, visit For more information about Dr. Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit

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