Caring About Our Community Affiliations
The Autism Tree Project Foundation helps families impacted by autism and provides free screenings to as many children as possible in the San Diego area. Proceeds on the purchase of Autism Sea Salt Caramel candy bags supports this great cause.
Partners with Industry creates employment for people who experience workforce barriers.
San Diego Unified School District
Meet Le Caramel
Le Caramel product labels are painted by French artist Sue Bernabe.
She is an adoring mother of four incredible women, including our very own Christen, the sweetest grandmother to her many grandchildren and a devoted wife to the love of her life.
When she is not creating beautiful designs to adorn Le Caramel's product labels, gift boxes, merch and more, she spends her retirement painting and remodeling her home in France, visiting her loved ones and making the day brighter for anyone she encounters.
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At its inception, Le Caramel was a novel, small SoCal business operating with one product—traditional French sea salt caramel cream.
Husband and wife team, Vincent and Christen Kugener, brought their awarding-winning caramel recipe to San Diego from France. They spent a year of studying, training and manufacturing caramel under the renowned caramel-maker, Daniel Palix.
Over a decade later, they manufacture 18 different products in seven different delicious flavors. They employ a full-time candymaker and full-time cook as well as a handful of dedicated part-time staff and seasonal employees. In 2018, they purchased local gift company, The Basket Corner.