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How We Developed and Make Our Coconut Sugar Cocomels

How We Developed and Make Our Coconut Sugar Cocomels

JJ’s Sweets is about three things: Bliss, Innovation and Mindfulness. To that end we are always looking for the next delicious treat that is innovative and better-for-you and the environment. That’s why we’ve created a new Cocomel that replaces organic evaporated cane syrup with organic coconut sugar. This new caramel is unique and delicious and recently received the Good Food award. (See the product here: Coconut Sugar Cocomels.) So, why coconut sugar? For multiple reasons: First, it’s delicious! It has a caramelized sugar flavor similar to brown sugar, with slight molasses-like overtones. It is delightfully complex in flavor due to its...

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Coconut Palm Sugar Cocomel Wins 2016 Good Food Award

Coconut Palm Sugar Cocomel Wins 2016 Good Food Award

Boulder-based natural candy brand, JJ’s Sweets, has been honored with a 2016 Good Food Award in the confections category for the Coconut Palm Sugar variant of its popular coconut milk caramels, Cocomels. Company founder and CEO JJ Rademaekers traveled to San Francisco to receive the award at a ceremony Friday evening.The Coconut Palm Sugar Cocomel was selected among 1,937 entries in a Blind Tasting with 203 judges held in September. The highest scoring entries were submitted to a rigorous vetting process to verify they met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria to win a Good Food Award – with more...

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JJ’s Sweets donates thousands of Cocomels to numerous U.S. orphanages

PRESS RELEASEBoulder, CO — To kick off the holiday season this year, JJ’s Sweets has donated close to 250 pounds of its popular coconut milk caramels, Cocomels, to eight orphanages, spanning from California to Kentucky.The Boulder-based company organized the donation after a packaging change resulted in a surplus of product. In the past, such product was typically sold at a discounted rate on the company’s online store, normally generating a notable boost in sales.In lieu of another successful promo this year, founder and CEO JJ Rademaekers wanted to use the product to give back to a demographic who may have...

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Wax On, Cocomel Off: Why we decided to switch to wax paper wrappers

Wax On, Cocomel Off:  Why we decided to switch to wax paper wrappers

You get the box, and with a voracious rip and shred, you get through to the pieces and start to unwrap one, and…. The Cocomel is really stuck to the wrapper! Argh! I hate that.It happens more in the summer and you CAN chill them to counter the effect.It happens sometimes when our Brown Rice Syrup supplier gives us an altered batch – stickier.It happens when they are in your pocket.This has been a bad summer for Cocomels sticking to the wrapper, and in light of this we have officially decided to switch to wax paper wrappers on our Cocomels....

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Baking Question: Will Cocomels harden during baking?

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Baking Question: Will Cocomels harden during baking?

We received a question from our website to this effect: "If I use your Cocomels in a pie, will they reharden once the pie has cooled or will they remain in a sauce-like consistency? If they will reharden, what can I do to make them more syrupy?" The answer is that they will likely reharden.  It works like this:  Cocomels get harder as moisture leaves the candy.  Cooking cooks moisture out of the candy, leading to a firmer texture once cool.  If, however, you have a lot of moisture in your pie (from berries etc) that moisture might actually soften...

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