In 2015, our Apple Cider Caramels are a Good Food Award Finalist! Check out the other finalists at Good Food Awards. In 2012, when craft cider was just starting to emerge, we picked up a bottle of Citizen Cider Unified Press to see what all the fuss was about. After a few sips, we understood . . . and the gears were in motion. We wondered: how could we incorporate this iconic apple flavor into our chocolate caramels? The answer was to boil down apple pressings from Happy Valley Orchard (the same apples that go into Unified Press), and create our own apple syrup. Blending this syrup with our slow-cooked caramel, we added a splash of cider at the end, and coated it all in 34% milk chocolate. That's how a fruitful collaboration began with the good people of Citizen Cider and Happy Valley Orchard . . . and these caramels are the delicious result.