If you ever get a chance to visit the person behind the candy in her natural environment, you might be surprised by what you see. There aren’t dozens of silicon molds in every shape and size...no drawers filled with every conceivable color of edible glitter and lustre dust...no tools that impart flashy texture or synthetic color. Just pure, quality, natural flavors and ingredients. Kim has always been a “What you see is what you get” kind of person, and her persistence, intensity and curiosity have not only gotten her through some challenging circumstances, but have helped grow her as a business owner...and as a single mom to a sweet preschooler. “I just want my little girl to see me doing something that I love,” she says. “It’s something that brings me great joy and satisfaction, especially when I get to see what I do absolutely make someone else’s day. I want her to have an understanding that you can achieve anything with hard work and dedication!"
As a result of Kim’s relentless perseverance, Toute Douceur has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, adding seasonal favorites that celebrate fresh flavors, partnering with other small businesses to craft bespoke blends that showcase unique ingredients, and becoming the natural choice for those who desire something truly memorable for their events. You’ll find that Kim uses top quality Guittard chocolate for all her cocoa confections, as it is unmatched in flavor and is also committed to fair trade practices. She uses the freshest citrus fruits for her candied peels, perfectly roasted coffee beans (sourced from another local business!) for espresso truffles, and velvety matcha powder for her vibrant green tea truffles. Even the process of watching her create every little dollop of deliciousness is mesmerizing, from the hand-rolled ganache, the perfectly piped meringues, the delicate sprinkle of artisanal salt crystals...everything is done with care and intention.