We are an “Old Fashioned” Chocolate Shop – We make all of our chocolate confections by hand. This Site is our “virtual chocolate shop”. Here you will see many of the regularly available items that are produced in our kitchens and sold in our retail stores in North Conway, NH and Bridgton, ME.
We are a locally owned meat market selling fine meats grown locally as well as marinated meats, Maine Craft beers and fine wines as well as Fresh service.
Tasteful Things is a specialty food store in Bridgton Maine. Our foundation is in specialty infused Oils and Vinegars, we are proud to carry the Olivelle line of Oils and Vinegars. We also carry Rubs, Sauces, flavored Salts, Hot Sauces, Salsas, custom made Cutting Boards, Coffee and Kitchen items (Cutting boards, Peppermills and wooden products). Many of the products we carry are Maine made and we strive to carry local products when we can.
When people ask Barbara Bloomgren her specialty, she responds: “Instructing people how to take seemingly complex recipes and prepare them easily while having fun”.
After raising five children and cooking over 10,000 family meals, Barbara decided to leave her sales and marketing career to pursue her passion to enhance family life by teaching the art of nurturing with home cooked meals. While formally studying Culinary Arts she was able to further her education at The Culinary Institute of Canada, studying International and Canadian Cuisine. Six months later she traveled to Bad Gliekensberg, Austria to study Austrian Pastry and Specialties. She is an Active member of the American Culinary Federation and a Chef Instructor for Food Matters. Several restaurant assignments rounded out her educational and practical experiences. Barbara holds a strong belief in the power of shared well prepared food to nurture both our bodies and families.