Emma's Delights' owner-chocolatière, Trees Emma Martens, was born and raised in Belgium and like most Belgians, she grew up with fine chocolates. Her mom was a great cook and a fabulous baker-pâtissière, and from a very young age, Trees spent countless hours helping her mom measuring and mixing ingredients in the family kitchen, and most importantly taking care of the 'quality assurance' of the finished product by tasting it at all the different stages of production. No wonder she claims that crafting chocolates must be ingrained in her DNA.
Trees has been experimenting daily in her own kitchen since her college years. After moving to the Bay Area in 1996 with her family, she eagerly included a variety of culinary elements from the many cultures surrounding her into her own recipes. Emma’s Delights continues that tradition.
About Emma's Gourmet Health Bars, Trees says:
"Cooking from scratch with produce grown in your own garden or bought at the farmer’s market is not a fad to me, it isn't new at all; I grew up with it. We raised our children with it and it is what I do when I make my health bars, using only the best natural ingredients to prepare healthy, tasty snacks the way you would want to prepare them yourself if you had enough time."