Ice Chips founders Beverly Vines Haines, Charlotte Clary,
in front of painting of Xylitol’s source, birch trees.
Photo: Yelm Community Blog
– “Thurston County: a taste for ?”
“What does Thurston County taste like? Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau (OLTVCB) wants to know.
The visitor promotion agency has teamed up with the famous grannies at Ice Chips to make a candy that represents the flavor of the region. Together, they have narrowed down the candy choices to three flavors and now seek the public’s help in selecting the winning flavor.
Potential Thurston County flavor choices include:
* Apple Fritters: Inspired by the area’s famous farm fresh fritters, the candy is fused with the fresh taste of apples reminiscent of a trip down the Thurston Bountiful Byway.
* Artesian Rain: “It’s the Water” has long described greater Olympia. Rain keeps natural beauty lush and green and artesian water feeds the area’s burgeoning craft culture. Mint is infused into the candy giving it a refreshing taste.
* Coffee Rain: Thurston County embraces the rain as much as the coffee that runs through local’s veins.