Life is delicious!
Meet Leroy (the bad duck)
At Bad Duck Caramel we encourage you to seize the day; To know that life is short and is meant to be delicious and fun.
We are a family of Greg, Carmen, Leland and Perry, (Rusty) (Tilly) and Boo. We are passionate about working and playing together. Our small candy kitchen is in the basement of our home so it's a great commute to work!
We also believe that the best food is made with great ingredients you can pronounce, by people you know, in small batches.
We love this caramel and are so excited to share it with you and your family and friends.
Warning: Keep out of reach of ducks.
Nut Allergies? Ingredients? Safety?
We know that gourmet candy is dangerous business for someone with a nut allergy because Carmen has a severe tree nut allergy. We never use tree nuts or peanuts in our candy kitchen so you can be confident that anyone with tree nut or peanut allergies will be safe eating Bad Duck Caramel. We do use butter, sugar, cane syrup and milk. That's it. (no gluten) We are perfectionists when it come to keeping our kitchen clean. It is regularly inspected by the local health authority.
Carmen grew up next door to her grandparents; Gertie and Chum. They were farmers, hard workers, big laughers and loved food. Gertie loved to cook and Chum loved to eat. They taught Carmen to make the caramels their way and every one of our caramel slates, bars, or bits is infused with a bit of her family heritage and love of great food.
Where did that name come from?
Twelve years ago Carmen came home with a cute little black puppy. He was rescued from under a wheelchair ramp on a reserve and seemed quiet and nice. That was because he was sick! He actually is a bad dog. He is mischievous, naughty, always in trouble, but the thing that is so inspiring about him, while he is making us crazy, is that he lives life to the fullest. He seizes the day and has fun and makes trouble. He pretend bites at your leg as he runs past, dives on the grass, barks and then runs away again. He rolls in the snow and makes a snow dog. He hides in the bushes and jumps out to scare you as you walk past. Rusty teaches us every day that life is short.
We didn't want to give the impression that our caramels were for dogs so we took the spirit of Rusty and gave it to a duck because we live near Duck Creek, Duck Lake and we love ducks. Do you love him? His name is Leroy and we'll keep you posted with stories, cartoons and fun to remind you that life is short and can be delicious. Every business needs a pun...Just Quack It!
March of 2018 Rusty died at home surrounded by all of us. He had just eaten a big delicious breakfast and barked his head off at the vet. RIP Rusty.
October of 2019 Tilly died quietly in the yard with Anna by her side. She was almost 10 which is plenty old for a Mastiff. We miss her tons.
There is a new Bad Dog in Town!!!! Welcome to Boo!