Tireless and Tenacious by Athena Raypold.
Best friends, sisters-in-law, former roommates and dedicated business partners Alysia Lok and Tammy Lok make the perfect team. Both women are the children of immigrants, embodying their parents’ tenacity and tirelessness by doing whatever it takes to reach their goals. Plus, both their families work in the food industry, too. Even with so much in common, however, each of them brings distinct abilities and personalities to their business partnership.
The 5th Annual Top 100 Best Things to Eat or Drink in Edmonton by Mary Bailey. March/April 2017.
The fifth annual Tomato Top 100 brings us less candy, more stick-to-the-ribs dishes. Octopus is Edmonton’s new fave seafood, with three dishes on the Top 100. We’ve squeezed in as many dishes as could fit here.
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Sweet Treats by Adrianna Szenthe. January 30, 2017
Tammy and Alysia Lok were friends first, then sisters-in-law and, now, they’re business partners. It all started with a bag of fresh caramels that Tammy brought her new sister-in-law from her honeymoon in Europe last year. “We always bring each other back souvenirs of that type,” says Tammy. “She loved it so much, her boyfriend loved it so much and, after the bag quickly dwindled, my husband suggested we try to make our own.” Five months later, the duo was setting up shop at City Market every weekend as Caramia Caramels...
Candy is Dandy by Mary Bailey. January 3, 2017
Romance inspired sisters Tammy and Alysia Lok to start handcrafting their own caramels. Tammy had tasted soft caramels on her honeymoon in Europe and, in one of those serendipitous moments, discovered that caramels were Alysia boyfriend’s favourite candy. Not just any caramel. We are talking hand-made caramels, soft not sticky, in several delicious flavours...
Candy with Love by Mary Bailey. November 16, 2016
We are excited about Caramia Caramels, hand-made with top quality ingredients, absolutely delicious and made right here in Edmonton...
Tammy and Alysia Lok quit their jobs in housing market to pursue a passion for making fine caramels by Doug Johnson. November 2, 2016
The sisters then began Caramia Caramels, going through hundreds of trial batches before starting to sell their candies at farmers markets around town last spring.
“Ever since then, we've had just such a warm reception,” she said. “We've been working until about three or four in the morning pretty much every day after working our full-time jobs.”
The sweet science of Caramia Caramels by Lee Butler. November 10, 2016
Two Edmonton entrepreneurs, Tammy and Alysia Lok, set out with the modest goal of creating their own European-style caramels. Thanks to word of mouth, and a consistent presence in local markets, their company Caramia Caramels is preparing for growth.
Caramia Caramels hopes to expand operations via Kickstarter by Liane Faulder. October 27, 2016
Now Caramia Caramels has proved so popular that the two have quit their full-time jobs and are working flat-out in the caramel business, hoping to expand from farmers’ markets and holiday markets to include an online order business...
Hitting the sweet spot with local caramels by new entrepreneurs by Liane Faulder. May 19, 2016
Tammy Lok expected to have sweet memories from her honeymoon. But a sweet business, too?
Indeed, Caramia caramels, which launched at the City Market’s outdoor kickoff this past weekend, was inspired by a selection of delicious candies that Lok and her new husband, Alvin, brought back to Edmonton from their European honeymoon in 2015. Lok gave some of the caramels to her sister-in-law, Alysia Lok, and the two of them were similarily smitten...