Baker serves up treats, smiles and 'OMGs' at Chocolate and Coffee Fest
March 18, 2018 06:35 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – All things sweet and savory were on display in the Duke City as the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest kicked off at Expo New Mexico Saturday.
Vendors from all over shared not only their best chocolate and coffee creations, but also treats, drinks and flavors of all kinds. KOB caught up with one South Valley business owner who is making a big splash at this year's show.
"I'm making people happy," said Stacy Allyson-Taylor, the baker at the SugaBom Booth.
There was no question about her proclamation; it wasn't hard to see that she was busy putting smiles on peoples' faces.
"One cookie, one scone, one cinnamon roll, one OMG brownie and one sugabom at a time," Allyson-Taylor said.
She's been in business for just one year, operating a kitchen out of a South Valley economic development center that doubles as a business incubator with a mission to bring economic revival to Albuquerque.
Though she hasn't been in business for long, Allyson-Taylor's reputation is growing.
"My product is now being carried at Cutbow Coffee," she said.
And she decided to expand her reach even further by attending the country's largest festival for chocolate, coffee and gourmet food.
"It's been amazing, it's been fabulous," Allyson-Taylor said. "I've been loving it."
Festival attendees KOB spoke to were also loving SugaBom products – especially Allyson-Taylor's OMG brownie, which consists of homemade ganache and caramel on a dark chocolate brownie covered in pecans.
"I am down with OMG now that I've tried it. It's awesome," said festival attendee Carmen Romero.
For Allyson-Taylor, sharing her sweet creations with the world is a no-brainer.
"If I can work for myself, my hours, why not?" she said. "It's the American dream, right?"
Updated: March 18, 2018 06:35 PM
Created: March 17, 2018 07:08 PM
Copyright 2018 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved