Founder Elaine McCabe made homemade candy for friends and family during the holidays. They encouraged her to market her treats, and after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, she decided it was time. In 2009, Red Kite Candy was born, named in honor of Elaine’s late brother and their childhood pastime of flying kites.
Elaine’s caramels don’t stick to your teeth. The key is the butter—rich, European style cultured butter—and lots of it! Red Kite uses organic, locally sourced ingredients whenever they can. Part of that is for the taste; the rest is to reduce impact on the environment. Much of their packaging is made of recycled, biodegradable materials, too.
Vermont chocolate and caramels that are environmentally conscious and made of the best ingredients—what could taste better than that?