We’ve been fans of the salted caramel craze for a while. The funny thing is, the flavor combo usually comes in the form of a salted caramel bar, salted caramel cupcake, salted caramel ice cream, latte, pot de crème – never as a true “caramel”, the way caramels were intended.
Now CC Made offers artisanal salted caramel candies, wrapped up the way they used to do it, in a no-fuss sheet of cellophane. They offer three flavors: Bitter Sea Salt, for those who like a bitter edge to their snacks, Madagascar Vanilla, for those with a sweet tooth, and Himalayan Pink Salt, for those that like to strike a balance. Each flavor is blended with a base of cream, sugar and corn syrup.
The company is operated by Cassandra Chen (CC), who developed the original recipes, and her cousin Emily Hou, who is responsible for their fun package design. CC Made was born after the pair decided to bring the sweets outside of the family and into the general marketplace. The caramels are also reasonably priced at about 50 cents each - penny candy in the age of the foodie.