As Fall patiently waits to make its appearance in a few weeks, there’s nothing better than discovering new treats. What makes this company so unique is the powerful story behind its humble beginnings. Oh, and the fact that it’s healthy and delicious!
Tonya Butts founded Sweet Apricity (ah-pris-i-tee) in 2016, in her Portland, Oregon kitchen. The name Apricity is derived from the 17th Century word meaning the warmth of the sun in the Winter, which is a beautiful way to describe these flavorful treats.
As a creative, Tonya honed in on her experiences as she worked on the family’s North Dakota farm, as well as in their restaurant. With holidays being her most memorable time, she was gifted pecans from her grandmother. She has since perfected her caramel pecan turtles with the help of her mother.
Although it wasn’t until she gifted her best friend Wendy who follows a strict Autoimmune Protocol diet with a sea salted caramel, that she knew something was missing. Wendy graduated Magna Cum Laude from an honors program, but unfortunately suffered an average of 22 migraines a month. As if that wasn’t enough, the only treat she’d had prior was a spoonful of honey in her tea.
This was Tonya’s aha moment to fill a void and turn her healthy treats into a lucrative business.
Sweet Apricity consists of sea salted caramels, vanilla & pumpkin spice (seasonal) marshmallows, and sea salted caramel sauce. (Please note, seasonal flavors are sometimes added in, so be on the lookout). All of these products consist of the cleanest ingredients and are free from gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, soy, refined sugar, and filters.
It was named Best New Product in Paleo Magazine in 2018 and featured in Bon Appétit Magazine in 2019.
What I love most about these products is the versatility. The marshmallows can be used for s’mores in the Summer or placed on top of hot chocolate for the Winter. The sea salted caramels are a PERFECT treat for a sweet tooth for yourself or family. The sea salted caramel sauce is the perfect compliment for any dessert and can be used as a healthy substitute for fillings such as apple pie!
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