Like so many others, Jason and Kate Mcrea’s job situations unraveled during the Great Recession of the previous decade. The Massachusetts couple went from two incomes to one when Jason, a scientist, was laid off from his job. Just a few months later, Kate’s career suffered the same fate.
But the McCreas turned their sour situation into something sweet. Jason, with his background in chemistry and love of natural ingredients, began tinkering in the kitchen. He got so good at making caramel that the couple decided it was time for a new career path. McCrea’s Candies was born.