Cherry Smootie

This year, the Easter Bunny got fancy and did his shopping at QUIN, an indie jewel-box of a candy shop located in Portland’s hipster haven and un-mall, Union Alley. Actually, I believe they call it a “shopping arcade.” Very Portlandia.

Maybe the Easter Bunny knew I was trying to keep the high fructose corn syrup factor to a minimum this year.

Or maybe he knew I was trying to emphasize quality over quantity at our house.

Either way, he did me a solid by picking up treats that are made by hand — and, according to the QUIN website, using “the best ingredients we can get our hands on.” This means real Oregon strawberries for the gumdrops and Oregon coast harvested Jacobsen sea salt for the caramels.

And cherry puree for the Cherry Gummy Eggs.

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