Delicious, Handmade Candies using fresh, local ingredients

Our Story

While still in junior high, Paula Even Trenda began experimenting with holiday candy making with an elderly neighbor. Like lots of hobbies, candy making went by the way-side throughout the rest of high school and college. Through many business travels, she rediscovered the art of candy making, and in particular artisan chocolates from around Europe. After marriage in 2003, she enrolled in the online Ecolechocolate school out of British Columbia, Canada. Friends and families were always willing to be guinea pigs for her delicious classroom projects (truffles/caramels).

Where did we get the name Curly Girlz Candy? It was a tough decision to come to an agreement on a name that summarized who we are. In the end, the deciding factor was our curly hair! 

Over the years she began making treats for gifts and soon people were asking her to make chocolates for them. She was soon selling boxes, gifts, and trays of holiday “goodies” to those who knew of her talents. In the fall of 2011, an online storefront was creating selling candies and chocolates for the holidays. In August 2014, Paula resigned from her full-time employment and opened her first retail space in Medford, MN. In 2017 we moved into Downtown Owatonna with larger production facilities and a small retail location. We currently sell online, in-store and are featured at local retailers. Our specialties include Salted Nut Rolls, Sea Salt Caramels, Turtle Caramels, Creamy Butter Caramels, Almond Butter Toffee, and more. Don't forget about our NEW line of Naturally Sweetened, Sugar-Free and No Sugar Added Candies!


Nut Rolls and Sea Salt Caramels are the best I've tasted!!! Yum! - Renee A, Downer's Grove, IL

The caramel apples are to die for along with the sea salt chocolate covered gooey caramels!!! - Pat J.

100% Handcrafted

We start with fresh ingredients in all of our candies, utilizing local whenever possible. All of our caramels start with real heavy cream, butter, and pure cane sugar.

Curly Girlz Candy was founded to satisfy the sweet tooth of those who have a taste for the best!  You’ll savor the smooth creaminess of our caramels, experience the rich vibrant flavors of our all natural fudge and taste the difference fresh, local ingredients make and the personal attention that goes into all of our candies.

Our professionally packaged candies are made fresh to order and we guarantee that they’ll remain fresh for up to 60 days—if they last that long!

Your caramels and nut rolls are AMAZING!!!   I don’t know what or which one I loved more!

2015 "Rookie" Award Winner


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All photography copyright 2015-2017 Curly Girlz Candy and was taken by Mady Vieths Photography or Curly Girlz Candy.