In 2008, Serendipity Confections began making mouth-watering caramels high in the Rocky Mountains. After a fruitless search for the perfect caramel, Founder Rebecca Cassity tackled the problem head-on, creating a confection with mouth-watering flavor, silky-smooth texture, and an ingredient list that was fit to eat: Serendipity Confection's amazing caramels and confections are made with many organic ingredients, and are gluten-free and made without corn-syrup, or any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Just after Rebecca moved to Denver, Colorado, her husband’s parents joined them for dinner one evening. Her mother-in-law, the owner of a candy store for more than thirty years, mentioned that she was having a hard time finding an old-fashioned caramel. Rebecca quickly volunteered to take up the search, but was disappointed with the results - the caramels she found sitting on store shelves were nothing to write home about, and often filled with ingredients that were difficult to pronounce.
A tinkerer in the kitchen since an early age, Rebecca decided to tackle this problem head-on, and set out to create a caramel that was buttery, soft, and just a little chewy. After more than a few test batches, she came up with a caramel that she thought was delicious, and so did the customers at her mother-in-law’s store: The first delivery sold out in days. They knew we were on to something good.
But making great candy alone wasn’t enough, from day one a big part of their mission included using as many local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients as possible. Serendipty Confections doesn't use corn syrup, artificial colors or flavors, and all of their candies are gluten-free.
These principles continue to guide them today, and they are still a small, privately owned, woman-owned business. After operating out of Denver for five years, Rebecca and her husband Russ Anderson decided to relocate the business to their hometown of Laramie, Wyoming, in 2014. Today, the factory is located in historic downtown Laramie in the building which housed the Home Bakery for more than 80 years.
Serendipity Confections is still a small company - the husband and wife duo still have their hands in the process (both literally and figuratively) from start to finish. Their mission to make better candy with better ingredients is still going strong, and they hope you'll give their candies a try.
January 2016 - For the fourth consecutive year, Serendipity Confections Butter Caramels with Fleur de Sel are recognized by the Good Food Awards and named a winner for 2016.
March 2015 - Food & Wine Magazine names Serendipity Confections caramels in their list "10 Objects of Our Obsession".
February 2015 - Sunset Magazine chooses Serendipity Confections Gingerbread Caramels as a top pick for Valentine's Day gifts from Western candy-makers.
February 2015 - The editors of Martha Stewart Living select Serendipity Confections Butter Caramels with Fleur de Sel in "Hot Chocolates".
December 2014 - Serendipity Confections Butter Caramels with Fleur de Sel are a top pick in Delicious Living's Gift Guide.
October 2014 - For the third consecutive year, Serendipity Confections Butter Caramels with Fleur de Sel are named a Finalist in the Good Food Awards.
August 2014 - The editors of Martha Stewart Living select Serendipity Confections as a finalist in their American Made Awards.