Our Story

From A Bitter Start To A Sweet End

The story of JulieAnn Caramels has a beginning that’s not so sweet. In 2009, my husband Frank’s business was one of the casualties of the big recession. We had to completely start over, selling everything and looking ahead to an uncertain future with a big “now what?” Luckily, Frank found a new job with a sweet perk: he got to travel all across the country for trade shows and other events!

Wanting to give him a little boost to his client base, I decided to help him “sweeten the deal”–literally! Using a family recipe passed down to me, I started making homemade caramels for him to take on his trips. Before long, Frank was known by everyone as “The Caramels Guy” and people would ask where they could buy the delicious caramels he shared. From there, JulieAnn Caramels was born!

Sweet Moments Inspired By Sweeter Memories

JulieAnn Caramels gets its name from my two beloved aunts that raised me after my mother passed away when I was young. Aunt Julie and Aunt Ann didn’t just teach me to cook; they welcomed me into a family environment that I’d never known before, and they instilled many values and beliefs that I still live by today.

Spreading The Love

Since we launched, I’ve been driven by creative process, product development and an innovative spirit that can and will revolutionize the confectionery industry. Since the start, there have been naysayers who have told me that there “isn’t anything new in candy” and they “have seen it all.” But that was before they saw what we’re cooking up at JulieAnn Caramels!

We’re so much more than classic caramels. I’ve gone beyond our handmade, delicious original flavor, inventing a range of exciting flavors from Eggnog to Pumpkin, Black Licorice to Cashew to Very Hot Cinnamon, and even Mango Habanero and Pineapple Habanero for our more adventurous sweet tooths!

Since opening up our shop in 2012, we have expanded to several stores in Utah and California. And you’ll want to keep your eyes open, because we will soon be launching in other stores nationwide!

At JulieAnn Caramels, our tagline is, “A taste so good, we had to share.” We’re so glad to be able to share just how sweet life can be with you today. Welcome to our family!!