Northshore Magazine

November 2014

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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56 November 2014 photographs by don toothaker candy Confectionary Corner One family's secret recipe is the whole North Shore's sweet delight. By Sarah Shemkus lauren poussard's family has been keeping its caramel recipe a closely guarded secret for more than 100 years. There's sugar involved, of course, and some kind of milk and butter—lots of but- ter—but that's as much as Poussard will reveal. She is under strict orders. "For decades, my mother's been say- ing, 'Don't you dare give away that recipe. Someday I am going to sell them,'" she says. Sweets ne So, in early 2013, Poussard decided it was time to do exactly that. She stirred up some caramels, created a Facebook page, and posted a few photos of the candies. The first batch sold within five minutes and Caramels de Bouchard, named after her great-grandmother, was born. Today, less than two years later, the young candy-making enterprise is thriv- ing, with booming online sales, two new Caramel Concept Lauren Poussard named her sweets in honor of her great-grandmother.

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