Friday, August 7, 2015

Caramels...Caramels...Oh How I Love Thee

FUN FACTS about JAVA & Co.'s Artisan Caramels.

1) The production time for each batch is 4 to 5 hours, not including packaging and labeling.

2) Caramels take longer to produce in the warmer months - longer to cook and longer to cool.

3) Each batch is stirred entirely by hand for the duration of the cooking time.

4) Only one batch recipe can be made at any one time. 

5) Each caramel is cut by hand - no machines.

6) No two caramel pieces are the same size.

7) Each individual piece of caramel is hand wrapped in a biodegradable clear 4 x 4 inch sheet.

8) JAVA & Co. makes caramels in four recipes.
  • Original:  Traditional caramel. 
  • Vanilla Chai:  Made with real vanilla beans, fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • TiRUMisu:  Made with dark Jamaican rum and dusted with unsweetened cocoa.
  • Spicy Habanero:  Made with habanero peppers locally sourced from an Illinois farm that raises all crops chemical and pesticide free and sells at the local farm markets. 
9) Caramels are packaged and sold by weight vs. by the number of pieces.  Because all caramels are cut by hand (see #5 & #6), this evens the playing field and everyone gets the same weight by quarter pound, three quarter pound or by the pound.  Piece count will vary, but the weight is constant.

10) Due to their popularity, they are available and made year round.  Caramels are not just for fall, Super Bowl parties, birthdays, office parties, caramel popcorn...

Stop by our website and check them out!

Jamie Knoll
JAVA & Co.
Small Batch Recipes

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