Owner and chief candy maker, Chris Kadow-Dougherty, started working on the swirls for fun while she was in the beginning stages of planning her French candy business. She would pass out her sweets to family and friends to try, and they loved them! The shape and design of the swirls were inspired by the classic candy swirl we associate with pulled sugar lollipops and hard candies.
Making candy, especially nougat, is like magic. You take simple ingredients—honey, sugar and egg whites—and they whip up to become a delicious, chewy treat.
Once I tasted really good nougat and caramel, I wanted to try to create new and better versions of the classic candies I loved growing up. That is how Whimsical Candy was born!