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Making Dallas Even Better

Photography by Elizabeth Lavin


Most individually wrapped candies are produced by big confectionary companies. It’s hard to find a local source for such a labor-intensive treat. We actually thought it was impossible. Then we found Rain McDermott, the founder of the Dallas Caramel Company. She makes creamy-soft caramels in a dozen flavors such as Drunken Nut (with Texas whiskey and pecans), espresso, pumpkin, sea salt, and the popular bacon caramel, which is blended with bacon fat and real bacon bits. McDermott’s handiwork is available online and sold in half-pound, 1-pound, and 2-pound bags. Hunting for a surprising and delicious wedding or corporate gift? You’ve just found it.