Shop Local Products This Year to Help the San Diego Small Business Community
“I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.” -Bill Rancic
Sugar Mamma Caramels
The owner and operator, Nancy Flint, turned her passion for making caramels into a very sweet business. She works in her home based kitchen making her award winning Sea Salt Caramels along with 16 other flavors. Everyone loves Sea Salt Caramels, but what about Bourbon Caramels, Meyer Lemon Caramels, or Chai Caramels? Her Sugar Mamma business motto is “Give Love, add a little Sugar” and she definitely puts a lot of love into each and every caramel, which are individually hand wrapped in biodegradable cellophane, and packaged with care. So instead of buying all that prepackaged candy this year, spread some cheer with these all-natural and delicious homemade caramels. Sugar Mamma caramels can be purchased from local retailers (find out where here!), ordered directly through her website, or you can contact Nancy directly by emailing: email@example.com. Follow Sugar Mamma on Facebook @SugarMammaDesserts or Instagram @sugar_mamma62 for upcoming events and promotions.
Kip’s Nut-Free Kitchen
Jenny Stackle, the owner and operator of Kip’s Nut-Free Kitchen, who is the mom of a little boy with food allergies, felt it was important to make something safe for her son to eat. Food allergies can be life threatening and it takes a lot of diligence to protect your loved ones against allergic reactions brought on by food. As a result, Jenny has created a vegan, nut free, gluten free, top 8 free granola bark that you will want to eat and snack on whether you have food allergies or not. She too works from a home based kitchen and you can order by emailing her here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @kipsnutfree on Facebook and Instagram for more product information, upcoming events and promotions.
Bliss and Baker
Owners Natalie and her mom Laura share a passion for baking, which led to the creation of Bliss and Baker a year and a half ago, specializing in small batch rice crispie treats. This mother-daughter team is serving up flavored rice crispie treats like Salty Caramel Crispies, Peanut Butter Crispies, and El Churro Crispies just to name a few. You can find their delicious treats at some local retailers (find out where here!) or you can order directly from their website. They also enjoy making custom orders for local events, businesses, and corporate gifting. For more information, upcoming events, and new flavors, check them out on Facebook @blissandbaker and Instagram @blissandbaker or by email: email@example.com.
Owner and operator, Michelle Johnson, has always been a foodie and while she was sampling marshmallows one day from a fair, she thought about how she could make them better…and boy has she! Once she mastered the perfect marshmallow, she turned her creativity over to the flavors and toppings. She buys authentic Colombian chocolate from a company called CasaLuker Cacao whose mission it is to give back to the community through sustainability and development opportunities. These artisan marshmallow pops come in a variety of flavors including S’mores, Key Lime, Cookies’n’Cream, Coffee Macadamia (infused with local James Coffee), and so much more. For more information, check out her website. To place an order, contact Michelle directly by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Facebook @shugasd and Instagram @shugasd for upcoming events, sales, and seasonal flavors.