Small batch Boston based caramel maker, the best caramels you’ve ever tasted.
With a background in chemistry, Jason McCrea cooked his first batch of caramel in his home kitchen. Now McCrea’s Candies is newly becoming a go-to for luxury gourmet treats enjoyed by a tribe of American’s and shortly all of you my favourite Gladys Mack gifters.
Jason and Kate have a great story. One that instantly attracted me to their products. Not only are they packaged beautifully, they have a bit of quirk with their flavours that truely makes them unique products in the candy world. Jason is powered by this simple idea – to make the best caramel in the world – and I have to say it’s pretty damn close. Although I’m not a caramel fanatic/expert, I do have a huge sweet tooth and these caramels really hit the spot.
Back to Jason’s first batch. With a wooden spoon, a couple of saucepans and a candy thermometer, Jason got cooking his first batch of caramel. There’s a bit of a trick to cooking caramel, it’s all about the right temperatures and consistency, once he got that right he could focus on coming up with some innovative and delicious flavours.
These unexpected flavours include Dark Roasted Mocha, Ginger Fusion, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Highland Scotch, Black Lava Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Cape Cod Sea Salt, and a few classics like Vanilla and Chocolate. You can find all of these caramels in their Flavour Family tube we’re stocking.
Find the McCrea’s Flavour Family in our Take Some Downtime Gift Box.
So which one is my favourite? I’m glad you asked. The Black Lava Sea Salt is a clear winner, described as a moment in paradise flavoured with crystals of Hawaiian Black Sea Salt. You get a little hint of salt during and after you’ve finished chewing, I just love that.
The caramels are individually wrapped, like they used to be, with an early 20th century retooled classic wrapping machine which turns out over 100 cellophane wrapped pieces per minute.
You and your loved one’s can get a taste of McCrea’s in our new range of gourmet gift boxes like Take Some Downtime Gift Box, Blissful Morning Gift Box and Let’s Celebrate Gift Box. View the full range here.