CURRENTLY COVETING: MCCREA’S CANDIES
Anyone with a sweet tooth gets into this debate at some point in their lives…what’s the best dessert? Some people are chocolate lovers, while others gravitate towards mint or caramel. It’s safe to say that entrepreneur Jason McCrea has a predilection towards caramel, hence his passion towards creating the best caramel in the world. The scientist pounded the pavement, or more accurately, the spatula, to create one-of-a-kind caramels using natural ingredients. The result is McCrea's Candies a company dishing out sixteen flavors of quality caramels, each made with as few ingredients as possible and no corn syrup.
The difference is apparent upon first taste — the unique flavor combinations and attention to detail in the kitchen make for a homemade candy taste with luxury candy appeal. Classic flavors like Deep Chocolate and Classic Vanilla are joined by more out-of-the-box combinations like Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Basil Cayenne and Single Malt Scotch. (Other flavors include Irish coffee, Black Lava Sea Salt, Cinnamon Clove, Tapped Maple, Cape Cod Sea Salt, Ginger Fusion, Café Noir, Dark Roasted Mocha and Anisette.) Additionally, as a Good Food Award winner, McCrea’s is on our list for brands to watch for their authenticity, responsibility and delicious treats. They even use biodegradable packaging, doing their part to keep the environment clean! Furthermore, all of their caramels are gluten, nut and soy-free.