It is a curious thing to try to go to a fictional place. David Lynch’s 1990 series Twin Peaks exploded expectations about television—its darkness, deadpan humor, and sheer oddity was a dramatic shift from the standard small-screen fare of the time. The setting was a small town in the Pacific Northwest where a continually overcast sky and foreboding woods put the lie to any notions of life being sunny.
How women-owned Skinny Dipped Almonds started on a dining-room table and a shoestring. Breezy Griffith and her mom, Val Griffith, had some substandard snacks on a long car trip — those chocolate-covered almonds with that thick, waxy coating on them, bought on impulse during a Starbucks stop. It gave them an idea: What if they tasted nuttier, with just a thin layer of actually good chocolate?