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Who doesn't love chewy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth handmade caramel...we are expanding and adding new flavors! Check us out! Read more

Boise, ID Food
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This project was successfully funded on October 18, 2013.

Who doesn't love chewy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth handmade caramel...we are expanding and adding new flavors! Check us out!

Boise, ID Food
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Our Goal

Nana’s Caramels is looking to expand it's caramel flavors and to become a presence at local farmers markets next year. We already have incredible recipes for all our caramel and caramel sauces but we need some help in getting the necessary equipment to be able to go to our local farmers market. Our main goal and where proceeds from this project will be used is to have a complete presentation set up for the farmers market. We need things like a White Canopy, Banners and some Display’s to be able to show off our delicious caramels. Any proceeds over our projected amount will be used to purchase additional equipment, one item that we would love would be a guitar cutter for our caramel, a guitar cutter makes the perfect size pieces each and every time quickly, and this makes it easy for us to have more consistent size piece of caramel for packing. A guitar cutter would be a luxury item for us if we were to exceed our goal.

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Here is the list of caramel goodies Add-On’s available to add on to your pledge of $15.00 or more 

Caramel - Half Pound of Caramel - $9.00 or One Full Pound that can be broken into 2 flavors $16 

Caramel Sauce – One 14 oz Jar - $9.00 or Two 14 oz Jars that can be 2 different flavors $16 

Caramel Sampler - as an add-on $6.00 consists of one piece of each flavor of caramel. ________________________________________________________

Our Flavors

This project offers the following delicious caramel treats for your taste buds:

Caramel  

Dark Chocolate Caramel a soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, dark chocolate decadence with subtitle caramel flavor... a chocolate lover's paradise.

Café’ Mocha Caramel a soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, dark chocolate caramel that has a rich, robust espresso accent - a symphony of flavors!

Vermont Maple Caramel soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth caramel... soul-satisfying, comfort of Real Vermont Maple Syrup.

Harvest Spice Caramel a soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, caramels are created using the perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves that enriches our soft vanilla caramel creating a heart-warming aroma reminiscent of your favorite pumpkin desert.

Old Fashion Vanilla Caramel a traditional soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth caramel... soul-satisfying, comfort food.

Totally Coconut Caramel The fresh tropical sweet taste of toasted coconut is now available mixed into our caramel. These come with toasted coconut flakes on top for added flavor, these are truly delicious!

yin and yang is our take on two delicious flavors first our traditional soft, buttery, old fashioned caramel is layered a top our... soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, dark chocolate caramel two caramels that complement each other in perfect harmony!

Caramel Sauce

Vanilla Caramel Sauce Experience this rich, buttery, silky smooth caramel sauce. Drizzle over fresh sliced pears, apples or pour over vanilla ice cream.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Sauce We can't think of a better combo than dark chocolate and buttery caramel. The perfect paring for your favorite fruit or topping your favorite desert you will never look at chocolate sauce the same again.

Coconut Caramel Sauce Experience a rich, creamy, silky smooth tropical delight with our coconut caramel sauce. Drizzle over fresh fruit or pour over vanilla ice cream.

Our Start

Hi I’m Big Mike and Nana’s Caramel Co. started with a single recipe and a loving memory of my Grandmother affectionately called Nana. From that single recipe I have expanded to include 7 tantalizing caramel flavors as well as 3 delicious caramel sauces.

Nana’s Caramel Co. aims to bring our customers joy through delicious artisan caramels, handcrafted with love right here in Boise, ID. Each chewy bite bursts with flavor and melts in your mouth, leaving you licking your lips and wanting more.

Our Caramel is 100% All Natural - No Preservatives - No Chemicals - No High Fructose Corn Syrup or Any Corn Syrup - No Artificial Flavors or Colors of any kind ever. 

Our Story  

As a former account exec turned candy maker. I spend my days creating creamy, delicious, handmade, hand wrapped caramels.

My passion for food really started in my twenties when working for a toy company I had the opportunity to travel all over the country and had food in places like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and many more this where my passion for food grew and soon became an integral part of my life. My appreciation and respect for food fueled my search for the best possible ingredients and motivated me to further develop my cooking skills, however, it is the memory of my love for my grandmother’s old-fashioned caramel that inspires me today and to create the best caramels!

This culinary caramel journey began a few years back when I was looking through my grandmother recipes and came across her caramel recipe. As I read through her recipe for caramel I was taken back to my childhood, visiting my grandmother and looking forward to grabbing a few caramels from her glass candy bowl she always had out. The soft buttery, rich caramels would envelop me and take me to another place all together. Then in 2011 my mother was diagnosed with alzheimer's and I wanted to make something special for her that would bring her to a happier moment so I grabbed my grandmother’s cookbook and started to make her caramel. After lots of batches upon batches of practice caramel, I finally created the perfect balance or smooth, sweet, chewy and soft caramel I was sure Nana would have loved. The look on my mom’s face when she ate her first piece of caramel I knew that I had transported her to an earlier time I could see the happiness it brought to her. From that moment I have made lots and lots of caramel and constantly supplied all my friends and family to satisfy their sweet tooth. Then in March of this year decided to start selling the caramel and have grown from word of mouth to an online store and now am focused on selling at local farmers markets.

Each company has a story – and ours continues to evolve. We firmly pledge to stand by our commitment to work hard and to deliver the highest quality caramel with exceptional customer service the way nana would have wanted it.

I’m thrilled to bring together my love of caramel and the happiness our caramel brings while simultaneously developing a company that never takes a customer for granted. I rely upon my former account executive skills in my role as Head Caramel Maker to create a sweeter business. So as an ode to my Grandmother that I affectionately called Nana I make caramel in her name to share with all of you.


Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of fulfilling this project is that if this project becomes a very successful project and it may take longer to produce a huge amount of caramel but all our backers will receive there rewards in the time frame we have set. Be assured you will be kept informed to the progress of your Reward till it ships. As anything in life and business, there are always the possibilities of something going wrong if there are any issues with the production, you'll be notified with all the details. I will also be posting all my direct contact information so at anytime you want to call me up or email me you can do so.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    3 backers

    A Big Thank You and a Shout out on our Website

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    102 backers

    Half Pound of Caramel or One Jar of Caramel Sauce your choice of flavor. Plus included will be a one of our Sample Packs with one of each of our flavors. Plus A Big Thank You and a Shout out on our Website

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    99 backers

    “Mix and Match” 2 Half Pound packs of Caramel or 2 Jars of Caramel Sauce your choice of flavor or Mix and Match with One Caramel and One Sauce. Plus included will be a one of our Sample Packs with one of each of our flavors. Plus A Big Thank You and a Shout out on our Website

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    69 backers

    “Pick Four” 4 Half Pound packs of Caramel or 4 Jars of Caramel Sauce your choice of flavor or Mix and Match with any combination of Caramel and Caramel Sauce that equal 4 selections like 3 caramels and 1 Sauce or 3 Sauces and 1 Caramel. Plus included will be a one of our Sample Packs with one of each of our flavors. Plus A Big Thank You and a Shout out on our Website

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    4 backers

    “Share the Love” you will receive a “Pick Four” for yourself that includes 4 Half Pound packs of Caramel or 4 Jars of Caramel Sauce your choice of flavor or Mix and Match with any combination of Caramel and Caramel Sauce that equal 4 selections like 3 caramels and 1 Sauce or 3 Sauces and 1 Caramel. Plus included will be a one of our Sample Packs with one of each of our flavors. Plus a “Mix and Match” for us to send to someone in your name that includes 2 Half Pound packs of Caramel or 2 Jars of Caramel Sauce your choice of flavor or Mix and Match with One Caramel and One Sauce. Plus included will be a one of our Sample Packs with one of each of our flavors. Plus A Big Thank You and a Shout out on our Website

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    26 backers

    Okay, You're really serious about your caramel! “Full Monty” You get one of each of the caramel flavors we offer plus a extra caramel flavor we will come up for a total of 8 boxes of Caramel a total of 4 pounds Plus two of our Sample Packs with one of each of our flavors. Plus A Big Thank You and a Shout out on our Website

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

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