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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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How to Make Dairy Free Cocomel Apples

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How to Make Dairy Free Cocomel Apples

This was fun and delicious. I'm biased, yes, but OMG was this good.  I fell in love with Cocomels all over again.  Easy Dairy Free Caramel Apples What you need: 1 to 1.25 pounds of Cocomels: unwrapped ones (around 6 pouches of Original Cocomels) 1/2 cup of canned coconut milk (not lite) Apples - this will cover about 4 apples, depending on their size Parchment paper cut into squares about 10", for every apple Some kind of apple stick (I like to cut up the apples at the end so a fork even works) A pot A heat-proof spatula optional...

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Cocomels and Whole Foods Loan Program

Cocomels and Whole Foods Loan Program

JJ’s Sweets® Awarded Whole Foods Market® Local Producer Loan; Proceeds Used to Launch New Chocolate-Covered Cocomels®, Organic Coconut Milk Caramels   Boulder, CO-based JJ’s Sweets®, maker of Cocomels®, was awarded financing via the Local Producer Loan Program by Whole Foods Market® to launch new Chocolate-Covered Cocomels® in a convenient two-pack, now available to all retailers nationwide. Cocomels, the original coconut milk caramels™, are artisan crafted, smooth and creamy caramel confections that are gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO, vegan, kosher and certified organic.   Boulder, CO (July 14, 2014) – After achieving significant growth and national distribution for its artisan-made, dairy free and certified organic Cocomels®,...

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