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Laramie Native & Confectioner Finalist for sofi Award

Laramie native Rebecca Cassity creates high quality, specialty candy and food items via her Denver-based company, Serendipity Confections. We featured Serendipity and Rebecca’s accomplishments in our Sprinter 2013 issue, highlighting her Good Food Award she received in 2012 for her Butter Caramel with Fleur de Sel.

Now Serendipity has a new reason to celebrate. Serendipity Confections’ Sea Salt Caramel has been named a Finalist for Outstanding Confection in the 2013 sofi™ Awards from the Specialty Food Association. A sofi Award is the top honor in the $86 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.














The Sea Salt Caramels were one of 109 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 1,885 entries across 30 Awards categories. Gold Winners in the 41st annual sofi™ Awards will be announced by noted chef Marcus Samuelsson at a redcarpet ceremony July 1, 2013, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

“Specialty food makers bring craft, care and joy to the foods they create. To be honored with a sofi Award nomination means the product truly stands out above the rest,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.

“We are thrilled to be named a finalist,” commented Rebecca Cassity, Serendipity Confections’ founder and chief candy-maker. “We’ve always thought our products are great and we take tremendous pride in them, and the care we put into crafting them. The Sea Salt Caramel is a customer favorite, and to hear that industry experts also think it’s an outstanding product is fantastic.” This honor comes close on the heels of another award after Serendipity Confections’ Butter Caramel with Fleur de Sel received a Good Food Award in January.

The Sea Salt Caramel is a silky-smooth caramel, rich with the tastes of butter and brown sugar, and just enough sea salt to give it a perfect salty-sweet balance. With an emphasis on quality ingredients, Serendipity Confections makes all of their products with locally sourced Morning Fresh Dairy cream and Madhava organic agave, organic butter, organic vanilla, pure brown cane sugar, and sea salt, and cooks their caramel in small batches.

About Serendipity Confections — from Rebecca Cassity

Serendipity Confections was founded in 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Our story starts with a passion for good food, and food that’s better for you. We believe you can satisfy your sweet tooth without
compromising your standards: We use local and organic ingredients whenever possible, and you won’t find any preservatives, chemicals, or artificial flavors or colors in our products. The Sea Salt Caramel and other fine candies from Serendipity Confections—always gluten-free and made without corn-syrup—are available in fine food stores nationwide and are available for purchase on-line at

In Wyoming, find Serendipity Confections at the following locations:

Laramie — The Chocolate Cellar

Jackson — Pearl Street Market

Jackson — Jackson Whole Grocer

Casper — The Market & More

Evanston — Serendipity Books & Antiques

About the sofi™ Awards

The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to Learn more about the 2013 sofi Awards at