CTV MORNING NEWS
Sisters Tammy and Alysia Lok create decadent caramels—which are selling out in markets all over Edmonton. Jordan Hertner. October 27, 2016
The Tomato tempts you with sweet and salty treats
Editor of The Tomato magazine Mary Bailey chats with the Global News Morning on some great local and international treats from Caramia Caramels, The Newget Company and Lakrids Liqorice. December 1, 2016
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.
AVENUE EDMONTON MAGAZINE
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...
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LITTLE MISS ANDREA
SWEETS FOR SHARING: CARAMIA CARAMELS by Little Miss Andrea. November 21, 2016
One bite of a fresh, European-style caramel on her honeymoon was all it took for Tammy to bring the sweet treat home to her best friend Alysia to try. After devouring the caramels much too quickly, their search for similar caramels locally yielded no results. The girls took matters into their own hands and decided to make their own.
ONLY HERE FOR THE FOOD
One Sweet Story: Caramia Caramels by Sharon. November 17, 2016.
Edmonton has a sweet tooth! Three dessert-based businesses have run successful crowdfunding campaigns this year: Sugared and Spiced raised more than $55,000 towards their brick and mortar bakery, Confetti Sweets reached their $20,000 goal to help them open up a third storefront, and upstart Caramia Caramels just passed their $13,000 target to purchase commercial equipment. It’s wonderful to see the community step up to support these local businesses, especially during tough economic times. I sat down with Alysia and Tammy Lok of Caramia Caramels this week to learn more about their story.