Bittersweet Treats in Pasadena

Bittersweet TreatsI was invited to spend an evening at Bittersweet Treats in Pasadena; to meet the owner and staff, to taste their delicious treats and to tell you all about it. So here goes…

Bittersweet Treats is a woman-owned and run business that opened in November of 2012. Linda Chen started out as a young girl, baking with her sister and a Betty Crocker cook book. Today, she has found pleasure in creating a modern take on a homey spot for everyone to sample the great variety of treats–from sweet, to savory, house-made ice cream and even a custom blend of LaMill coffee.

Sweet & Savory

For our private bloggers’ tasting, we had the full range of baked treats–from cookies and whoopie pies, to cake pops, bread pudding, savory scones and my absolute new favorite treat–a goat cheese tart, topped with balsamic-honey figs.

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In addition to the regular menu, Bittersweet Treats can provide catering for private and corporate events; and you should see their cake designs! From cake pops to birthday cakes to wedding cakes, the staff works hard to create a tasty experience that everyone can enjoy.

At our private event, we met Linda along with her staff of bakers; and you could feel the enthusiasm they had for their baked goods. Ali Anderson, the general manager and head baker, shared a little bit about each of the different treats we would be trying:  brown butter popcorn, white chocolate bread pudding, cheddar bacon pepper scones, red velvet whoopie pies, goat cheese tart, cake pops, truffles, passion fruit jellies (another favorite of mine!), house-made ice creams and that divine cup of coffee.

Bittersweet-14 Bittersweet-11 Bittersweet -10 bittersweet treatsDepending on when you visit Bittersweet Treats, you may experience Throwback Thursdays, Test Kitchen Fridays or Sweet Saturdays; but be sure to stop by during their Happy Hour from 4 to 5 pm, when all of the baked treats are 30% off every day. Baked goods are not saved for the next day–so this is a great time to grab a sweet or savory snack for the end of the day.

Bittersweet Treats is at 1731 East Colorado Blvd, in Pasadena; open from 8-6 Monday-Thursday, 8-7 Friday and Saturday.

Bittersweet TreatHave you had a chance to stop here yet?  Do you have a favorite treat? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. I haven’t seen Bittersweet Treats in Pasadena, but I know there are lot of cute little shops on Colorado. Next time I’m there, I’ll be sure to stop by!
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  2. Loved that place! I need to get back there. Those jellies…yummmmm….
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  3. Looks like an amazing place – I’m a Michigander & have never been to CA – now I have a reason to visit! (lol). I found you on the “SITS share fest”.
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  4. How did I not know about this?? This is happy hour I need to attend!
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  5. Wow, those treats look AMAZING!
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  6. Oh I will have to check them out when I am in Pasadena. We are always there for UCLA football. That little cupcake is so beautiful!
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  7. Wow, these sweet treats look delish! I’ll have to visit this bakery the next time I am in the ‘dena!
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