"Sorry, I'm having a moment with this caramel." Not all caramels are created equal...apparently.
Roughly six years ago I was determined to come up with a homemade treat to gift to friends and family for the holidays in memory of my late daddy...something that was the essence of my dad. Quirky flavor but a classic. It helped that he LOVED caramel...Caramello candy bars, Toffifay, a bag of Kraft caramels...it didn't matter. He LOVED caramel! Daddy was also always buying the 'weird' limited-edition flavors of foods at the grocery store that honestly were trashed more often than not. So, in my mind I need to create a handmade old fashion caramel with a flavor twist.
After about 20+ trashed batches due to not the right texture or consistency I finally nailed it down! Born was the Salted Whiskey Caramel. I gave them to friends and family that holiday season and everyone seemed to really enjoy them but I didn't think much of it. Another holiday season was nearing and those who received them the year before started asking if they'd be receiving them again. THEN, they started asking if they could purchase them to gift themselves. I appreciated the compliments I was receiving but really didn't grasp the impact of our caramels until suddenly the demand exploded. I began to research caramel at a deeper level--like scientifically (have I mentioned I am married to a chemist/pharmacist)--to fully understand the variant types of caramel for both home production and commercial production. THEN, I started really paying attention to other 'caramels' out there in all forms and couldn't help but notice that 'filler' ingredients were always within the first three ingredients... or they were grainy with hardly any true caramel flavor.
Again, I really didn't realize our product difference until we began commercial production and launched our company during the fall of 2016. It was then that 'complete strangers' were trying our products at tasting events, ordering our products on our website and hearing about us from other customers of whom we didn't personally know. The emails and reviews started rolling in about how it's the best caramel they'd ever had... and how they didn't know caramel could be that soft or have that much flavor. At that point I think I was still a little oblivious to what we had going (maybe because I was caught up in the motions of operating a quickly growing company while trying to maintain the focus of relationships with our customers). It recently hit me like a ton of bricks while at the Tulsa Living Women's Expo. As attendees were coming by for samples they'd give us the typical compliments and make purchases as we were getting to know each person coming through. THEN, two women came through--clearly besties. One immediately wanted a sample and asked her friend if she wanted a sample-- the friend kindly turned a sample down--while the friend who had the sample was picking up packages of candy to purchase her friend snuck a sample from my husband. As the friend shopping turned to ask her a question--the woman was in a daze. Her friend said, "Uh, did you hear me?" She replied with, "I'm sorry--I am having a moment with this caramel." We all BURST into laughter. She said, "I have to be honest, I first turned down the sample because I typically don't like caramel and the caramels I've tried either don't have flavor or are too sticky for me--OH MY are you all are onto something with these caramels!"
I'm not sure why, but that "moment with a caramel" finally woke me up out of a sugar coma to realize not all caramels are created equal. My focus is to use PURE, SIMPLE ingredients to create a caramel the way caramels should be. Smooth, creamy, soft, not too chewy and certainly not full of filler ingredients. Our caramels will always remain slow cooked and packaged by hand. Salt. Whiskey. Caramel. 'Nuff said. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm about to go have a moment with a caramel...
Salted Apple Caramels- 4oz box
A combination that can't be ignored. Caramel apples are loved by many and stand the test of time. These small batch caramels will take you to the perfect fall day-crisp apple and sweet caramel balanced with sea salt. Like our signature Salted Whiskey Caramels, we're confident you'll be hooked.
Salted Espresso Caramels- 4oz box
We warn you that just like our signature Salted Whiskey Caramels, this package is likely to be devoured in one sitting. This was created for our fellow coffee lovers! We infuse our Salted Espresso Caramels with freshly roasted espresso for a smooth flavor and they are delicately topped with an espresso infused sea salt. Our caramels are cooked in small batches and hand cut.
Salted Whiskey Caramels- 4oz box
Get your taste buds ready! We warn you that the package is likely to be devoured in one sitting. Don't like whiskey? Seriously, it doesn't matter! The alcohol leaves the molten sugar while cooking depositing a deeper flavor. Our caramels are cooked in small batches and hand cut. We cherish our Oklahoma heritage and use many Oklahoma sourced ingredients in our confections-we like to keep it local.
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