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Early on we figured this out: As it turns out, you can make a lot of caramels. Sometimes, you can sell a lot of caramels. What's really difficult is WRAPPING a lot of caramels. Enter "Big Red". Built in 1955 in Leeds, England this guy just goes and goes...
Long ago, we had a small group of "hand wrappers" - people wrapping the caramels by hand. "Big Red" relieved them of that burden. But don't worry. This isn't a story of "machine kills jobs". We merely saved them from carpal tunnel syndrome and they are happily contributing in much more important ways.
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Caramels hand crafted in copper kettles:
Copper is the best for candy making for a bunch of reasons. But for doing it at home, it's not necessary. Rather than boring you, you can Google "why copper for candy making" or something similar and get all of the information that you'll ever need. But if you just want to take a crack at it at home, you don't need it and you shouldn't spend the money - it's expensive!
This caramel cutter was built in Chicago many, many decades ago. It's a large cast iron beast that is incredibly simple and durable.