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About

WHO
We’re Josh & Jenna, two whiskey aficionados and candy lovers who married our two favorite things – sugar & booze – to create the most outrageously awesome gourmet marshmallows, whiskey & beer brittle.

Check out our Kickstarter campaign to read about how it all began!

WHAT
We're a small batch artisan candy company making sweets the old-school way - by hand, with the finest ingredients, with love and a whole lotta bang. We love taking the classic, old-world sweets we all loved as kids and remixing them to tantalize our now adult tastes, finding inspiration in music, art, and life.

We don't use any corn syrup, cornstarch, preservatives, industrial strength extracts, or chemically-based food dyes (yellow #5 is for your crayon box, thankyouverymuch). And we make it with booze. Did we mention that? Yeah. There's that.

WHERE
The West Coast Brooklyn, The Town, The Sunny Side of the Bay – whatever you wanna call it, we’re proudly located in sunny Oakland, California, a hotbed of passionate creativity with a thriving arts and foodie scene (and the world’s most perfect weather, not to rub it in, you know). The amazing artisans around here are constant inspirations to us, and we look forward to growing our company and making an indelible impact on and positive contribution to the community we love so much.

WHY
Because we believe candy should be fun. Sexy. Natural – but still bursting with flavor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and neither does our candy. And, there’s nothing better than hearing that “wow” from somebody’s first bite.

Sugar Knife is candy for the cool kids, in a world where everyone’s a cool kid.

Holler

Got a question, comment, or knock-knock joke?
Drop us a line at jenna@sugarknife.com.

We'd love to hear from you.

FAQ

When is the last day to order for holiday delivery?

Please place your holiday order no later than December 10th! We've been knee-deep in sugar for weeks, and we've gotten way more orders than we're currently able to keep up with (our poor little elves are sure to revolt any day now). We can't guarantee you'll receive your stash by the 25th if you place an order any later than the 10th, so don't be procrastinating now, ya hear?
What are Sugar Knife Marshmallows made out of?

Only the best! All puffs are made with pure cane sugar, filtered water, gelatin, housemade sugar syrup (filtered water, pure cane sugar, cream of tartar), sea salt, powdered sugar, potato starch, and a little magic. Depending on flavors we also use real fruit, nuts, freshly brewed coffee, real vanilla bean, and of course - top-shelf booze.
What is Sugar Knife Whiskey & Beer Brittle made out of?

Whiskey and beer, hello. Ok, and a few other awesome things, too: premium butter, nuts (we use shared equipment with peanuts), our housemade sugar syrup (filtered water, pure cane sugar, cream of tartar), sea salt, organic vanilla extract, and baking soda.
How much alcohol do you use?

Just enough. California State law requires that confections contain no more than 5% alcohol by weight (California Health & Safety Code 110590b), so none of our candy exceeds this amount. You’re not gonna get drunk off our goodies – sad news of the day, we know.
Are your sweets kid-friendly?

Yes, because of the relatively small amount of alcohol used (see above). But why waste the good stuff on the kids?
Do you use any corn syrup or corn products?

NOPE. We make our own propriety housemade sugar syrup in lieu of corn syrup, both out of consideration for those with corn allergies and those who want to limit their corn syrup intake. Serendipitously, we’ve discovered that our sugar syrup results in a puffier, fluffier marshmallow than those made with corn syrup (you're welcome!). It’s a lot more work to make and use our syrup, but we think you’re totally worth it. We also use potato starch instead of cornstarch to dust our marshmallows.
Do you use any preservatives, artificial flavorings or food coloring?

No preservatives, no artificial flavorings, and only natural food coloring (derived from plants) for just a couple of recipes. We think life is actually much more colorful without all those nasty chemicals.
How long do Sugar Knife Marshmallows last?

Preservatives are for suckers! So we don’t use any. Your small-batch puffs are good to go in their bag for up 12 weeks (depending on your weather and humidity). Of course, as with any artisan candy, we suggest you eat them sooner than later. Once opened, transfer them to an air-tight container (like a Mason jar) and keep in a cool, dry place. Side note: these babies freeze like a champ – for up to 6 months! Perfect for those of you preppin’ for the zombie apocalypse.

note: if your puffs start getting a little moist/sticky in their bag, just take them out to air dry for a couple of hours. You can then dust them with a coating of powdered sugar if desired.
How long does Sugar Knife Whiskey/Beer Brittle last?

Brittle will stay good in the bag for about 10 weeks (6 weeks for Bacon Brittle). It’s not that it goes bad per se, just that it loses some of its crunch over time (exposure to air speeds this up in a hurry). And nobody likes a floppy piece of brittle.
Are Sugar Knife Marshmallows kosher, vegetarian or vegan?

No. After experimenting with several different varieties of gelatin, we discovered that pork-based gelatin gave our puffs the fluffiest, lightest texture. We hope to experiment with making vegan and kosher puffs in the future, so stay tuned.
Are Sugar Knife Marshmallows gluten-free?

Yes, naturally gluten free. Gluten intolerance, be damned.
What size are Sugar Knife Marshmallows?

The perfect jumbo size of approximately 1.5" x 1.5" x 1". Each puff is individually hand-cut (and Jenna’s got the biceps to prove it), so no two will ever be the same.
Do you have any specials or promotions?

All the time. Get connected with us on social media to catch all the latest happenings:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SugarKnifeCandy
Instagram: @sugarknifecandy
Twitter: @sugarknifecandy
When will my order ship?

Because your candy is made fresh to order and due to our current volume, orders ship between 5-7 business days after being placed (a little longer for gift boxes and chocolate-dipped marshmallows). If you need your stash sooner than that, let us know and we'll try our best to accommodate you. You’ll receive an email with tracking info once shipped.
Do you ship internationally?

Oui, oui. Si. Ja. In short: Yes! We ship USPS First Class International.
Do you do wholesale?

We love our retail partners! However,we're currently completely maxed out on production and can't take on any more partnerships. But, please drop us a line anyway - as soon as we get a bigger production facility and more staff, we'll really be able to bang these babies out and would love to work with you. Email us at jenna@sugarknife.com. Thanks for your interest!

Do you do custom flavors, catering, or events?

Yes, yes, and yes! Contact us if you’re interested in a custom flavor – we ship across the country, and we’ve done them for everything from fundraisers to sports events to a Vegas showgirl’s retirement party (best.party.ever). We also cater local events within the San Francisco Bay Area and offer discounts for your bulk purchase. Again, just shoot us a line – we’ll holla back quick like.
Where are you guys based?

The West Coast Brooklyn, The Town, The Sunny Side of the Bay – whatever you wanna call it, we’re proudly located in sunny Oakland, California, a hotbed of passionate creativity with a thriving arts and foodie scene (and the world’s most perfect weather, not to rub it in, you know). The amazing artisans around here are constant inspirations to us, and we look forward to growing our company and making an indelible impact on and positive contribution to the community we love so much.

Can I ship to my gift recipient directly?

YES! Sugar Knife sweets makes for some amazing gifts. If your order is a gift, just specify the address you'd like it shipped to during checkout and if you want it arrive on a certain date. We'll also include a handwritten note card with your message and make sure your package is wrapped extra super pretty.
Do you have a storefront?

No plans to anytime soon. For now, you’ll find us online and in select Bay Area stores (coming soon)...
Who did your website/logo/photos?

Only the most talented trio ever!
Our website designer extraordinaire, HQ, helped us design this badass site and our graphic designer, Ian Vadas designed our logos and labels. Photos are a combination of those taken by Jenna and SF food photographer legend, Noel Barnhust.