Candy Charm

Candy man Jason McCrea paired his passion for crafting handmade caramels with a background in science. Sprinkle in some innovative flavors, and you’ve got McCrea’s Candies. McCrea’s caramels are made in Boston with all-natural ingredients that are locally sourced when possible—and they skip corn syrup. This results in surprisingly smooth caramels, which Jason makes distinctive with unexpectedly delicious flavors like Black Lava Sea Salt and Single Malt Scotch. Jason started making caramels years ago at home with his regular pots, pans, and candy thermometer. Today he uses a pretty similar small batch, by-hand approach, with a few smart upgrades—like a batch cooker that regulates temperature and a retooled, early 20th-century wrapping machine that speeds up the caramel cutting and wrapping process. Those charming details, along with the fabulous ingredients and flavors, make McCrea’s candies extra sweet in our book.

McCrea's Candies

Specialty Handcrafted Caramels

Candy Charm

Candy man Jason McCrea paired his passion for crafting handmade caramels with a background in science. Sprinkle in some innovative flavors, and you’ve got McCrea’s Candies. McCrea’s caramels are made in Boston with all-natural ingredients that are locally sourced when possible—and they skip corn syrup. This results in surprisingly smooth caramels, which Jason makes distinctive with unexpectedly delicious flavors like Black Lava Sea Salt and Single Malt Scotch. Jason started making caramels years ago at home with his regular pots, pans, and candy thermometer. Today he uses a pretty similar small batch, by-hand approach, with a few smart upgrades—like a batch cooker that regulates temperature and a retooled, early 20th-century wrapping machine that speeds up the caramel cutting and wrapping process. Those charming details, along with the fabulous ingredients and flavors, make McCrea’s candies extra sweet in our book.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kate
    Kate

    Hello Grommet fans! I’m Kate McCrea, one of the Founders and Chief Caramel Visionary at McCrea’s Candies. I am excited to have our handcrafted, luxe caramel candies featured as today’s Grommet. As a scientist and environmentalist by trade, I believe in real-food ingredients, and the environmental impact of consumer packaging. I, along with my husband Jason, founded McCrea’s as a way to bring into the marketplace slow-cooked caramel made with the finest ingredients and packaged in biodegradable packaging, all made in the USA. Jason and I are inspired by the natural cooking process and the depth of flavor achieved by letting our ingredients reach maximum flavor as they bubble together in the cooker. I’d be happy to answer questions you might have!

  • Melinda
    Melinda
    11/14/2017 11:37 AM

    So I'm confused about my choices here: it looks like I must either buy an assortment box or a three-pack where I don't have choices about the flavors. Is it possible to buy a box of single malt scotch, a box of dark chocolate, etc.?

  • Bill
    Bill
    11/14/2017 12:24 PM

    @Melinda Check out Amazon, Melinda. Many more choices.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/14/2017 12:26 PM

    Hi Melinda, don't do that. They're no fun. We'll work on getting more merchandising options available here on site. :)

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    11/14/2017 12:35 PM

    @Bill The Flavor Family variety pack has 9 flavors so you get to try them all. No need to go to Amazon when you can buy right here on The Grommet. Thanks.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    11/14/2017 12:33 PM

    @Melinda Hi Melinda! I suggest buying the Flavor Family variety pack and you will get to try 9 of our delicious flavors, including the Single Malt Scotch and the Deep Chocolate. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    11/14/2017 12:27 PM

    Where are these made?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    11/14/2017 12:54 PM

    @Elizabeth These are made in Hyde Park, MA, right in Wolcott Square near the Readville commuter rail station.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

McCrea's Candies

Specialty Handcrafted Caramels

Candy Charm

Candy man Jason McCrea paired his passion for crafting handmade caramels with a background in science. Sprinkle in some innovative flavors, and you’ve got McCrea’s Candies.

McCrea’s caramels are made in Boston with all-natural ingredients that are locally sourced when possible—and they skip corn syrup. This results in
surprisingly smooth caramels, which Jason makes distinctive with unexpectedly delicious flavors like Black Lava Sea Salt and Single Malt Scotch.

Jason started making caramels years ago at home with his regular pots, pans, and candy thermometer. Today he uses a pretty similar small batch, by-hand approach, with a few smart upgrades—like a batch cooker that regulates temperature and a retooled, early 20th-century wrapping machine that speeds up the caramel cutting and wrapping process. Those charming details, along with the fabulous ingredients and flavors, make McCrea’s candies extra sweet in our book.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kate
    Kate

    Hello Grommet fans! I’m Kate McCrea, one of the Founders and Chief Caramel Visionary at McCrea’s Candies. I am excited to have our handcrafted, luxe caramel candies featured as today’s Grommet. As a scientist and environmentalist by trade, I believe in real-food ingredients, and the environmental impact of consumer packaging. I, along with my husband Jason, founded McCrea’s as a way to bring into the marketplace slow-cooked caramel made with the finest ingredients and packaged in biodegradable packaging, all made in the USA. Jason and I are inspired by the natural cooking process and the depth of flavor achieved by letting our ingredients reach maximum flavor as they bubble together in the cooker. I’d be happy to answer questions you might have!

  • Melinda
    Melinda
    11/14/2017 11:37 AM

    So I'm confused about my choices here: it looks like I must either buy an assortment box or a three-pack where I don't have choices about the flavors. Is it possible to buy a box of single malt scotch, a box of dark chocolate, etc.?

  • Bill
    Bill
    11/14/2017 12:24 PM

    @Melinda Check out Amazon, Melinda. Many more choices.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/14/2017 12:26 PM

    Hi Melinda, don't do that. They're no fun. We'll work on getting more merchandising options available here on site. :)

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    11/14/2017 12:35 PM

    @Bill The Flavor Family variety pack has 9 flavors so you get to try them all. No need to go to Amazon when you can buy right here on The Grommet. Thanks.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    11/14/2017 12:33 PM

    @Melinda Hi Melinda! I suggest buying the Flavor Family variety pack and you will get to try 9 of our delicious flavors, including the Single Malt Scotch and the Deep Chocolate. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    11/14/2017 12:27 PM

    Where are these made?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    11/14/2017 12:54 PM

    @Elizabeth These are made in Hyde Park, MA, right in Wolcott Square near the Readville commuter rail station.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.