People‚Äôs craving for sweet flavors goes back as far as history can keep track. But it wasn‚Äôt until we got to the era of serious flame-powered cooking that true caramels came to life. Before that, both the heat and the raw sugar needed were hard to come by. Thankfully, human ingenuity wasn‚Äôt about to stop exploring ways to create better candy. We cannot claim to have discovered a new recipe or pioneered a breakthrough in candy. Quite the opposite, in fact. We did what we feel like we do best: kept things simple and focused on the ingredients and the process.