It's official: I am in love with Sweet Art in Bellingham, WA.
Why? Let me count the ways.
Let me start by sharing with you their self-description, as written by co-owner Jerry:
A small mom-pop type retail candy store and art gallery where my wife is the artist and I'm the candyman. She paints oils of flowers & landscapes and I dip chocolates and make candy.
That's right: an artist wife and confectioner husband who have teamed up to open the sweetest little spot--one that makes you feel as if you've entered Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole when you walk in.
Curios and art line the shelves (there's even a little diorama to peek in from the outside), and in the candy cases, row after row of confections:
Fudge, English toffee, Czech Toffee(!?), chocolate dipped strawberries, turtles and so, so much more.
...yes indeed, this is a special place to discover. But even better? The chocolates are delicious. It was after much debate that I finally settled on the fat little mint truffle, known as the "Bombay Mint Truffle", featured at the top of the post.
If I've ever tasted chocolate-coated bliss, this was it. Rich, buttery, minty ganache that coats the mouth in the most delightful, flavorful way, this is one of those "I think I will close my eyes for a moment now" types of treats. In fact, I solemnly vow to make this a destination for every Bellingham trip, from now until eternity.
Sweet Art, 1335 Railroad, Bellingham, WA.