A caramel isn’t just a caramel anymore, now that McCrea’s Candies of Boston has proven this award-winning line of caramels is actually a luxury product. Seriously. Founded by husband-wife team Jason and Kate McCrea, whose backgrounds in biology and chemistry transitioned into the sweet science of candy making, the business began in a home kitchen, but now offers a full line of mouthwatering caramels to retail outlets throughout North America.
Who would’ve thought that a caramel could be made with whimsy? Jason McCrea, the company’s founder, answered the call to bring new flair to a staple within the candy world.
“Our passion for handcrafting caramels borders on obsession,” said Jason McCrea. “We’re on a never-ending quest to find the perfect combination of smooth and sweet with fresh and unexpected. Our new distinctive logo and package design is an ode to that mission. It’s a celebration of all that makes McCrea’s unique.”
The caramel-colored recyclable package design is luxury in and of itself in a cylindrical container adorned with an elegant photograph highlighting each caramel flavor in a playful design. Inside the cylinder, multiple flavored caramels include curried butternut squash, and a cinnamon clove caramel that tastes very much like a gingersnap. If you can believe it, the flavors include Hawaiian black lava sea salt, tapped maple, and more real-food, all-natural ingredients. Although the ingredients are all-natural, the shelf-life is a good, long nine months. A tube of McCrea’s caramels makes for a perfect holiday gift for your favorite sweet-toothed friends, family or co-workers, and a great hostess gift as well. And you get to select from 14 flavors, which is why there are 14 good reasons to try the caramels of MCrea’s Candies.
The company’s caramels were awarded the Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice Food Award in 2014 and named Best New Autumn Product at the 2013 New England Made Specialty Food Show. Additionally, McCrea’s Candies received Best Candy honors at the 2012 New England Dessert Showcase. USA Today has also recognized McCrea’s in its 10 Best “Best Gift for Foodies” competition. The contest features 20 exceptional products curated by a panel of food and travel experts. Readers of the national newspaper vote for their favorites. McCrea’s currently ranks fourth in the competition
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