Our launch party invite has been sent!
In a matter of two short months of nearly around-the-clock devotion, we’ve managed to get ramped up to the point where we can make this product available for sale. Our launch party is going to be a great event where we get to talk about what we are doing and feed you samples of our candy while plying you with delicious specially-paired cocktails to boot!
You might be interested in a little background on how Barbary Brix came about…
Growing up, every year my mom would make delicious caramels at the holidays to give away as gifts to neighbors and friends. It was a family tradition that included cooking, stirring, wrapping, packaging, and delivering, all while being forbidden to consume too much of the candy. You can imagine, for a child, the difficulty of this task.
A couple of years back, all grown up now, I got together with my very good friend Rob (aka Captain Rob) to continue the family tradition and with his culinary expertise, improved the recipe to rave reviews. The subsequent year, we ramped up production and started testing new variations all the while hearing, “Please sell these!”
Well, this got the wheels spinning.
But here’s the rub… candy is not a very eco-friendly nor sustainable product due to the production methods, packaging, and the farming methods used to produce the ingredients! In addition, the ingredients used can be very detrimental to the public’s health as well as a contributor to problems like childhood obesity and diabetes, to name a few. So how could we feel good about contributing to those problems even if we were making people happy with a yummy, gourmet, hand-crafted candy?
Well, to keep it simple (we’ll discuss in greater detail later) after months of research we realized that not only was it possible to source local, sustainable and organic ingredients, eliminate preservatives and stabilizers, and use compostable and biodegradable packaging, but we could also make a candy with a lower glycemic index that tastes DELICIOUS.
It is not too good to be true. Try it for yourself! We are confident you will walk away a believer.
In fact, we will have tons of samples available at our launch party!
When: December 7, 2010, 8:00 pm
Where: Sip Bar & Lounge, 787 Broadway in San Francisco
This company and our caramels are truly a labor of love for us and we’re so excited to share that with all of you!