Goody’s: Best Place for a Sweet Treat
Bend’s chocolate pioneer keeps life sweet
Sorry Willy Wonka.
Our golden ticket has already arrived! No need to win a contest to get a chocolate x in this town. According to Bend’s favorite chocolate shop, Goody’s, around 20 tons of everyone’s favorite treat come pouring out of its factory here each year – one which you can tour for yourself.
That should be enough to hold us through at least Easter.
Goody’s is more than just great chocolate. It’s also about the fun experience both parents and kids enjoy once they’re in the store. “We strive to provide a safe environment with quality products so families will choose Goody’s for celebrations and family traditions,” says owner Dane Danforth. “Parents don’t need to worry about their children being exposed to inappropriate or suggestive products at a Goody’s store.”
Danforth is also big on quality control – overseeing the store’s every detail. “We go about this by evaluating the candy we purchase and by appropriately naming the products we make. We strive to keep our stores clean and organized as well.”
Goody’s and Bend truly have a special chemistry that stems from history. “Goody’s was born in Central Oregon,” says Danforth. “We were ‘local’ before it became a catchphrase. We’re really honored and blessed the Central Oregon community has been loyal over the years.”
So, what will future years bring? Besides adding additional vegan and gluten free options, Danforth’s promising some surprises. Later this spring, look for a brand new product line. “All we can say is Central Oregon will be astonished and
will love it!” Danforth says. “Watch for our tasting parties.” Sweet!