Purim Giveaway | Artisan Caramels (2 Winners)

One of the coolest things about writing Kosher on a Budget is that I get to make friends with people from all over the world.

Melinda from the blog Kitchen-Tested is one of those people. You may remember Mel from her awesome rainbow cake for Parashat Noach and her delicious sausage stuffed squash recipe, both of which she shared here on KOAB.

Now Melinda is expanding from writing about her recipes, to sharing their sweetness – literally – with all of us.

Mel has just launched her handmade caramel business, Cara-Mel’s (Get it? How cute is that name?).

Her truly artisan candies are non-dairy chocolate-covered plain or peanut butter caramels with various toppings. They are certified kosher pareve by the Vaad of the Five Towns.

Recently Melinda sent me my own delicately wrapped box of caramel goodness. While I may eventually share a caramel or two with my kiddos, when my Cara-Mel’s package arrived, I quickly shooed them out of my room so I could savor this indulgence with a degree of privacy. (Rare in my house!)

Cara-Mel’s are truly sinful. Dark. Rich. And they do not taste pareve. Which, to me, is the mark of an exceptional chocolate.

Even though I was a bit stingy in sharing with my kiddos, I am more than happy to be generous with all of you!

Cara-Mel’s has graciously agreed to give all KOAB readers FREE shipping on any order through March 4, when you mention that Kosher on a Budget sent you. To place an order, you can check out her selection and prices (so reasonably priced!), and then contact Melinda directly at [email protected] Don’t forget to mention KOAB for your free shipping!

Even more exciting than free shipping (and you KNOW that I think free shipping is exciting!) is that two lucky KOAB readers will WIN their own Premium Gift Box with 24 Cara-Mel’s (plain, peanut butter or combination) with any toppings (retail value is $30).

Talk about a sweet treat for Purim! (Although winners are under no obligation to share their caramels in their mishloach manot ;-))

To enter the giveaway, please complete the Rafflecopter widget. The first entry is required and the rest are optional. The more you enter, the better your chances are of winning!
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Entries will be accepted until Sunday, March 4. The winners will be notified the next day.

Good luck and b’tayavon!

Disclaimer: Cara-Mel’s provided me with one box of eight caramels to facilitate my review. I was not otherwise compensated to run this giveaway. I am truly just happy to share my friend’s sweet creations with you.




  1. Leah Sarah says:

    I’m a huge fan of artisan chocolates(and any chocolates, really)… These look amazing!

  2. My favorite candy bar is snickers but cara-mel’s look like good competition for snickers!

  3. Wow those look amazing and I would SOOOO love to taste those but if this giveaway is not open internationally then I am still entering and on the off chance that I win I will have you send them to my friend in the US and she can enjoy them for me LOL! wow they look soooo yummmm!!

  4. Favorite candy? Chocolate, of course…. 🙂

  5. Esther Gewirtz says:

    Looks yummy…will def order for my Purim Seudah…

  6. I’m a huge fan of artisan chocolate! Also, I’m currently on a mission to find quality eats that are kosher but taste really good.

  7. Yay! I love caramels, and am always looking for a good parve one. I can’t promise anyone else in the house will get one, though…

  8. currently jelly beans… but I used to be an M&M/Reese’s kind of gal!

  9. Chocolate!!!

  10. Anything chocolate!

  11. These look amazing, definitely will not be sharing, but I’m pregnant so I won’t even feel bad 🙂

  12. Dark Chocolate. Yum.

  13. love love love caramels… plus pareve ones are even better!

  14. Wow, these look devine!

  15. truffles

  16. I would have to say that my favorite candy is any combo of peanut butter and chocolate….heaven!!!!!!!!

  17. These look heavenly! My favorite dessert is definitely cheesecake. There’s something about all the different varieties and ways to make it that just makes me love them.

  18. They look beautiful…and sumptuous! I’d love to try them!

  19. Yum! They look delicious!

  20. I love ALL candy but especially Twizzlers!

  21. Caramels are my fave candy! Checking out her website regardless 🙂

  22. YUM!

  23. I can COMPLETELY vouch for these…

    I got to sample some yesterday. There were tears in my eyes – THAT’S how good they were!

  24. This looks sweet!! >:-)

  25. These look great!

  26. chocolate of course!

  27. I’ve tasted them…and now I know what Heaven tastes like…they are incredible!!

  28. These look so good. Now I am craving chocolate.

  29. Those look delicious! I actually love the gross sugary candies like gushers and certain gummies. Chocolate is amazing too though!

  30. I love dark chocolate and caramel! Sounds so good!

  31. I love dark chocolate. My dd loves caramels.

  32. I love chocolate, especially chocolate truffles. Godiva, Dove, Hershey, Belgian brands….I don’t care who makes them, I love them!

  33. chocolate/ice cream

  34. I love Twix!

  35. Jelly belly jelly beans and chocolate! Chocolate caramels are my favorite kind of chocolate as a matter of fact!!! 🙂

  36. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate and preferably a bit of crunch

  37. I love the caramel with sea salt… or anything with peanut butter are my favorites!

  38. Jennifer H. says:

    Chocolate that doesn’t taste pareve! Count me in.

  39. My favorite is hard to decide…love chocolate mint, PB & Chocolate, salted caramel…yumm to all!

  40. truffles

  41. Love Mike n Ikes!

  42. mmmm….would like to try them!

  43. my favorite candy is laffy taffies!

  44. Well, I have a weakness for Yummy Earth lollipops, because they’re delicious and relatively guilt-free (for candy), but I LOVE good quality chocolate. Problem is that I can’t stop eating it when I have it, so it doesn’t last long.

  45. Anything chocolate…Mel’s caramels look amazing too!

  46. Tabitha Evans says:

    love chocolate

  47. Chocolate covered pretzels!

  48. They look amazing!

  49. ironically enough, Caramel!!! I loooove caramel

  50. anything milk chocolate…. but not mixed with fruit!

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