Visit Boehm's Issaquah - About Boehm's Candies
Boehms Candies & Chocolates was founded by Julius Boehm, an Austrian chef and candymaker. The chocolate factory and a retail shop are housed in the Edelweiss Chalet, recognized by the University of Washington School of Architecture as an authentic Alpine Chalet. Make sure you schedule time to peruse the assortment of truffles, toffees, caramels, cordials, fudge, chocolate bars, and more.
In addition to being a chocolatiere, Julius was an avid outdoorsman. He summited Mt. Rainier three times, the last at the age of 80, and was active in skiing and swimming, both as a participant and a teacher. He built the High Alpine Chapel, a replica of a twelfth century Swiss chapel, as a shrine to mountaineers. The chapel can be reserved for weddings and viewed on guided tours.
255 NE Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
Visitors to Boehm’s Candies & Chocolates have two tour options.
Watch the chocolate factory in action through windows on the side of the production floor. Every window has educational information explaining the area’s purpose as well as sharing some of the company’s history. The best times for this free tour are Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm, when the factory is running.
If you want a more in-depth and extensive tour, sign up for one of the guided tours. These tours take you through the chocolate factory, the chalet where Julius Boehm lived, and the High Alpine Chapel.
Boehm’s Chocolate Making Class is a must for chocolate lovers. The class includes a tour of the chocolate factory, hands on instruction in making chocolate molds, clusters, soft centers and rocky roads, and a tour of the Julius Boehm’s former chalet.