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h4(cleft). Chocolate

[%image chocolate float=left width=150] Seattle may be best-known for all the coffee pouring out its doors (you've heard of Starbucks?), but it's also home to some serious chocolatiers, including Fran's Chocolates and Theo Chocolate.

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[%image reference-image float=left width=150] Made from a decades-old recipe, soft peanut-butter brittle from Bruttles (the name is a combination of "butter" and "brittle") is a regional treat in the Inland Empire.

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[%image guy float=left width=150] The chalky-yet-creamy cheese known as Cougar Gold is aged for at least a year by the Washington State University Creamery. Its main quirk? It comes in an enormous 30-ounce tin — great for apres-ski parties and large bashes. The creamery also makes cheddars and flavored cheeses.


block(clear green). Have a favorite regional specialty from Washington? Share it in the comments section below.

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