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. looks so yummy! caramels are my favorite!

  2. I love all candy!

  3. Godiva!

  4. Favorite candy is – those cow tails? the caramel with the white center…. so ridiculously bad I’m sure. I never actually eat them anymore…

  5. My favorite candy? Why Cara-Mels of course!

  6. Love chocolate!

  7. Lauren Rosen Gerofsky says:

    I love dark chocolate candies! I also love Cadbury Cream Eggs ( don’t know if they are kosher or not.)

  8. I love dark chocolate. Combine it with caramel and that’s the best!

  9. YUM!!!

  10. (Chocolate. Anything chocolate)

  11. i <3 caramels!!!!

  12. looks delicious!

  13. i love anything chocolately!

  14. Yum!

  15. Usually love something chocolaty with caramel-I am a Twix kind of girl!

  16. Reeses!

  17. chocolate is my weakness! i prefer milk over dark and especially love truffles. these chocolates look so delicious.

  18. chocolate!

  19. Chocolate! Reese peanut butter cups! Yum!!!!

  20. These look divine! And im so happy I get to participate since i keep Cholov Yisroel!

  21. stuart stein says:

    Reeses and fudgy cookies

  22. Caramels are always the best treat that guests bring when they come from New York or Miami.

  23. Favorite candy is the old Barton’s Almond Kisses. The new ones are not as good.

  24. York Peppermint Patties!!!

  25. i love anything with chocolate, but especially love chocolate with orange!

  26. I’ve already tasted these delicious Cara-mel’s- they are INCREDIBLE!

  27. I like artisan chocolates. We found this great kosher chocolatier in Luxembourg when we traveled last year, and I loved it.
    Brownies, homemade pies, croissants…. A better question would be what treats don’t I like.

  28. My favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
    But anything chocolate will do 🙂

  29. THere’s a no-brainer if ever there was one! Chocolate!!!!

  30. Mmmm…chocolate!

  31. I love, love, love peanut butter cups!!!

  32. Reese’s pieces have been my favorite since I was a little kid:)

  33. Celia Husmann says:

    Those look yummy!!

  34. Celia Husmann says:

    Love peanut butter and chocolate!

  35. I don’t like sugary candies, but I do love chocolate!

  36. Fave candy is hot tamales I guess. Favorite sweet thing is definitely chocolate 🙂

  37. My favorite is candy raisins…thanks!

  38. Homemade chocolate is my favorite. Mix honey, cocoa powder, coconut oil, freeze, and enjoy!

  39. Vicki R-C says:

    I love anything chocolate and peanut butter.

  40. anything chocolate!

  41. Christine says:

    I love caramel, please let me win!!!!!!!!!!

  42. I have a major weakness for any combination of mint and chocolate!

  43. Brocha Sauber says:

    I happen to looove caramel!! So when I saw this blog I got a big smile!! Would love to win them!!!!

  44. My favorite candy is anything with chocolate!

  45. I enjoy chocolate mint thins (frozen is best) and jelly rings

  46. Aviva R says:

    I love Egozi and Pesek Zman chocolate bars from Israel.

  47. I LOVE chocolate of all types!!

  48. peppermint bark

  49. esti reichman says:

    these look devine!

  50. esti reichman says:


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