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Brooklyn Born: Cracked Candy



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From our roots in manufacturing to the recent renaissance of artisanal production, Brooklyn has always been a hub of creativity and industry. We want to shine a spotlight on this abundance of local ingenuity and determination, which is why we've launched the Brooklyn Born series of events. Last week, we met up with the fantastic folks behind Cracked Candy! It was an educational evening, so read up on how it went in the reviews, and check out 10 things we learned:

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1. When it's hot out, there's nothing better than being welcomed with a mimosa. 

2. Candy can be good and good for you at the same time. As Jessica S tells us, "It's made with Xylitol…which is a healthy sugar alternative that happens to reduce tooth decay!"

3. Crack and Cracked Candy are different things, although both are pretty addictive.

4. We're all slacking, at least compared to Flora & Nick. In addition to being a full-time Brooklyn mum and an art director (respectively), these two found the time to create this fantastic Brooklyn-based business.

5. Breaking things is fun! We all cracked our own candy, and I know mine tasted better after I cracked it myself.

6. Science is good. Flora's years as a science teacher led to creating the perfect sugar-free candy. Stay in school, kids. 

7. The people behind a product matter! As Donna A asks, "How can you not love a natural product concocted by a working mom who includes community outreach in her business plan?"

8. Raspberry is the best test flavor (OK, this is just my opinion, but I'm always right). 

9. Other people can have opinions too. Susan N apologizes, "Sorry everyone else, but berry wins, hands down."

10. Whether or not we can agree on flavors, everyone loves bubbles and candy.

A huge thanks to Flora & Nick for showing us what Cracked Candy is all about, and we hope to see you again soon!

Cheers,
Peter D

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