Mouth Party Caramel
For over the last half-century, Kraft brand caramel cubes were the American standard for many generations. Thanks to the recent introduction of fresh, small-batch caramel producers, like Mouth Party Caramel, that institution has had to make way for the chewy candy’s renaissance.
B.G. Purcell, founder of Mouth Party Caramel, started the business as a hobby – something she could do until her daughters got settled into their newly relocated city and were a little older. She began selling the family’s recipe caramels during the holidays to test the interest and it caught on quickly. With the family’s support, she began making and selling the confections from her home kitchen, until they outgrew it and needed to rent professional kitchen space.
Mouth Party uses the highest quality ingredients and cooking methods to ensure that the product is as fresh as possible. The recipe consists of five simple ingredients to create a transcendent experience – butter, cream, sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. They then add natural oils, Fleur de Sel sea salt, Guittard chocolates and other ingredients to create the flavor varieties. All of the Mouth Party Caramels are nut-free, gluten-free and trans fat free and contain no added preservatives.
I received a sample of Mouth Party’s caramel sauce and candy. The assortment candy package included all the standard flavors: original, sea salt, chocolate, chocolate sea salt and OMG caramels; and then they added in the current seasonal flavors, which at the time I received my package was Old Bay and coconut flavors. I offered the candies to several friends and family. Everyone loved them and commented on their soft texture and decadent flavors. The group best liked the original, sea salt and OMG varieties and agreed with the candy name – it was a party in your mouth!
As for the jar of caramel sauce, that too was loved by many and found it’s way to several traditional and a little out of the ordinary uses. Whether it was brought out at breakfast time as a topper to pancakes…
Or a little added something to a cinnamon coffee cake…
Or as a topper to a decadent dessert…
And in it’s traditional sense on top of ice cream — all enjoyed it!
You can purchase Mouth Party Caramel online at their website or at a few select stores, including their flagship store in Baltimore, MD. A few other special facts to note about Mouth Party Caramel: The company gives a portion of their profits to cancer research and support services; and the candy was included in the goodie bags for the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Have you ever tried Mouth Party Caramel candies or sauce?
What would you put caramel sauce on?
Disclaimer: While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Mouth Party caramels and sauce, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.