September 26, 2012 – Experience a “Taste of Wisconsin” at Confections for Any Occasion’s Autumn Harvest Fest

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Autumn Harvest

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Experience a “Taste of Wisconsin” at Confections for Any Occasion’s Autumn Harvest Fest
Free Tasting of Fall Foods for the entire Family

Theresa, Wis., September 26, 2012— Confections for Any Occasion’s Autumn Harvest Fest is Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come sample the tastes of fall- Pumpkin pie truffles, sweet cranberry wine, savory cinnamon-sugar butter and more.

“Enjoy the ultimate fall gourmet tasting experience of more than 20 local foods to inspire the senses,” says Joel Bernhard, owner and blind candy maker of Confections for Any Occasion. “Discover the tastes of fine wines, artisan cheeses, hand-crafted butters, specialty chocolates, gourmet pheasant and cranberry sauces; and the many unique fall flavors. The entire family is welcome!”

When: October 20 and October 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Confections for Any Occasion, 101 N. Milwaukee St., Theresa, WI

Wisconsin foods to be featured:
• Pumpkin Pie Truffles — A Confections by Joel specialty that combines ganache, a mixture of heavy whipping cream, real pumpkin puree and spices coated with velvety milk chocolate. 
• Berry Bogs™ — Joel’s unique blend of Wisconsin cranberries, cherries, almonds, and luscious caramel, covered in chocolate.
• Award-winning Wisconsin cheeses and spreads from Widmer’s Cheese and Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics.
• Delectable Wisconsin Wines from Door County’s Orchard Country Winery, Three Lakes Winery, Weggy Winery and more.
• Sausage and specialty meats crafted by Jim’s Blue Ribbon, Nueske’s Meats, plus popular “Roadkill” a seasoned, fully-cooked blend of Wild Boar, Venison, Elk, Antelope, Rabbit and Beef.
• Rice River Farms Festival Medley — a blend of dry roasted wild rice, dried cranberries, slivered almonds with maple apple seasoning — a taste from Northern Wisconsin’s rice fields.
• Howling Wolf’s Gourmet Cranberry Orange BBQ sauce is the perfect sweet and savory combination on gourmet pheasant — a natural, lean, hearty meat from Wisconsin’s own MacFarlane Pheasants.
• Wisconsin Wilderness Cranberry Chutney — sweet tart cranberries mixed with golden raisins and cinnamon is a must have with roast pheasant. 
• Nordic Creamery artisan hand-crafted flavored butters of Cinnamon-Sugar, Maple Syrup and Garlic and Basil — all made in the Coulee region of Western Wisconsin.
• Sassy Cow Creamery’s new sensation, Tira-Moo-Su, a coffee-flavored ice cream with a twist on the classic Italian dessert made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese.
• Slack’s Jelly harvests the fruits of Wisconsin with flavors of Cranberry, Apple and Cherry jams and jelly for a sweet pairing with artisan breads or cheeses.
• Collection of luscious chocolates made fresh from the kitchen of Confections for Any Occasion featuring mouthwatering truffles to chewy caramels, chocolate covered cranberries and toffee.
• Pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup — a natural sweetener that can be drizzled over pancakes, roasted vegetables or ice cream for a heavenly delight.

While tasting savory and sweet treats, experience firsthand the art of chocolate making from Candy-maker Joel, learn new recipes and shop for great Wisconsin foods for seasonal entertaining. Come discover Wisconsin’s flavors of fall at Confections for Any Occasion. For more information on the Autumn Harvest Fest call 920.488.9269 or e-mail

Visit the Confections For Any Occasion website at to find unique, one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gourmet chocolates, truffles, toffee, caramels and confections, sure to be the perfect gift for a special someone, event or holiday celebration.


Confections For Any Occasion founded in 2000 by Joel Bernhard, a young blind entrepreneur, is a gourmet showcase of the finest chocolates, truffles and specialty confections. Specializing in uniquely hand-crafted chocolate creations customized personally for holidays, wedding to baby celebrations and everything in between, to one-of-a-kind designed chocolates for a special someone to corporate gifts. Using the finest Swiss-style chocolate and freshest dairy and nuts sourced locally, Joel’s interest in baking and candy making inspired him to become an entrepreneur in the confectionary industry.