What was the idea behind starting Sweet Thing Caramels?
Forty years ago, when my daughter was born, a dear friend of mine brought me some
homemade caramels packaged in a little, yellow margarine container as a
“Congratulations” gift. I fell in love with them and decided to learn how to make
caramels for myself. I made them for my family every holiday season for years until my
friends started asking me to make them for their kids’ weddings, engagement parties,
office parties, and the like. I found myself making them so often that I decided to just
start my own company and I haven’t looked back since!
So we know you are based in California. What are some of your favorite things to do on
the West Coast?
California has any outdoor activity you could dream of! If you enjoy camping, Yosemite
National Park is amazing. The view of Half Dome is breathtaking! If you prefer the
ocean, we have some of the coast’s most beautiful beaches in San Diego, Newport
Beach, Monterey, and Marin County. The Sutter Buttes is the Nation’s smallest
mountain range and it’s just an hour North of Sacramento. The hiking is incredible and
the views of the sunsets can’t be beat! And of course, if skiing is your hobby, we have
ample ski resorts just 3 hours North of San Francisco.
We also have the very best wine tasting the West Coast has to offer! Between Napa
Valley, Dry Creek in Sonoma and various excellent wineries in the Lodi area, we
produce some of the finest wines you can buy!
What types of occasions to people usually get your caramels for?
While we specialize in making wedding and event favors, we also sell our caramels in
bulk for dessert tables at weddings and corporate events. We’re always happy to send
Bride/Grooms-to-be some free samples if they are thinking of ordering for their wedding.
Just message us and ask!
We also recently started selling our caramels online for individual purchase which has
been a blast! One hint: If you are thinking about ordering Sweet Thing Caramels as
gifts for the holiday season, start watching for our sales in October and order early! You
can pick your shipment date ahead of time and have your shopping done before the
season starts! We make every batch of caramel fresh before shipping, so weddings
and pre-orders are our first priority.
What are all of the flavors available?
We always offer Classic Sea Salt, Creamy Vanilla, Rich Coffee, Coconut Cream,
Toasted Pecan/Marshmallow, and Chocolate Caramel.
Seasonally we offer Pumpkin Spice, Candy Apple, Chai Spice, Candy Cane Caramel,
and Dark Chocolate Covered Caramel with Toasted Almonds.
*Any of our seasonal flavors can be special requested any time throughout the year
with a 4 pound minimum order.
What is your favorite flavor?
That’s a hard one! Can we pick by season? 🙂
Winter: Rich Coffee …For enjoying with coffee and a warm fire.
Spring: Coconut Cream…Reminds us of warmer weather and brighter days.
Summer: Classic Sea Salt…Summer is meant for all things classic!
Fall: Pumpkin Spice or Toasted Pecan/Marshmallow…Nothing is better than our
Pumpkin Spice Caramels!