A Laramie business has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Good Food Awards. Serendipity Confections made the finalist list for the third year in a row with their Chocolate Covered Caramels with Fleur de Sel.

This award winning candy is made with locally sourced cream and organic butter. The company is committed to working with as many local, organic, and sustainable producers as possible. Their caramels are made without corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, and are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

All of these factors have contributed to making a tasty treat that is a favorite of many.

“They have the perfect balance of salty and sweet, and you get a little crunch from the salt flakes on top. So they hit all the right notes there,” says Rebecca Cassity, Serendipity Confections’ founder.

These delicious caramels along with the full line of products offered by the company can be found in Laramie at the Chocolate Cellar, located at 113 East Ivinson, and are sold at about 80 stores nationwide. In addition, Serendipity Confections has an online store, so people can get the treats anywhere.

Not only is this the third year in a row making the Good Food Awards Finalists list, these caramels have won the award the last two years.

“I think we’re one of the few companies that actually is a finalist for the same confection for a third year running, so it’s really exciting,” says Cassity. “You know, it’s always very validating to have a panel of judges to say that your product is good.”

The process of becoming a finalist is no easy task. An entry form must be submitted along with samples of the product. A blind taste test is then conducted by a panel of judges, most of whom are well renowned experts in their field. Entries are then scored and high scorers and asked to fill out a questionnaire about their product, ensuring requirements are met.

Serendipity Confections was founded in Denver in 2008 by Cassity and her husband, Russ Anderson. The husband and wife team relocated their company to their hometown of Laramie in mid-2014, and have transformed the former Home Bakery downtown into their new factory.

Good Food Award Winners will be announced on January 8, 2015.

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