Red Kite Candy Opens In Hanover Just in time for Valentine's DayJan 15, 2021 03:22PM ● By Kaitlyn Malone
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Red Kite Candy is a brick and mortar family-owned business that began in 2009. Elaine McCabe had been creating amazing treats as a hobby for her whole life and decided to make it into the Red Kite Candy business with her family. They make all of their candy themselves with quality ingredients and the finest techniques. What first started as Elaine making each batch of caramel in a small pot on the stovetop has developed into a much larger operation to meet the demands of their loving candy fans. Even though they have, “grown beyond their wildest dreams”, they continue to infuse all of their candies with the same quality and spirit as before.
Although they might be known for their amazing caramels you can also find candy such as toffee, turtles, and nougat. Their toffee has a delicious buttery base that is hand coated with Belgian chocolate and sprinkled with almonds. The nougat you can find is made from local bees, egg whites from local chickens, and organic sugar. This is a wonderful version of the French classic, Nougat de Montelimar, sweet, chewy with lovely nut flavors with the roasted almonds and pistachios. The caramels are where the magic happens with their soft, buttery flavor as they melt in your mouth! The best selling flavor is Sea Salt. It is special to note that the caramel gift box is plastic-free and the inner bag is compostable.
At this new Red Kite Candy store in Hanover there is an on-site kitchen. The kitchen will allow them to create a great variety of new tasty treats focusing on small-batch limited-edition candies! So be sure to go in or call and check out what they have on a regular basis so you don’t miss a chance to taste something new and exciting! The owner's Mike and Elaine also see the kitchen as a way to engage customers more as they can take candy requests. There may be even future events held where customers help create their very own candies themselves. What fun!
Red Kite Candy is an excellent addition to the town of Hanover and fulfills many a sweet tooth while encouraging the community to bring more sweetness into their lives. For more info, you can check out their website. You can also shop online there as well! They are open for in-store shopping with proper safety protocols of masks and social distancing. Do note that there is no sampling or indoor eating allowed at this time. Red Kite Candy in Hanover is open 6 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. You can reach them by phone at 603-277-9522. Be sure to support this family-owned business during this time and find delightful treats for yourself and great gifts for those you care about. They might just make someone’s day.