Our Story

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Meet Curly Girlz

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 Europe. After getting married in 2003, Paula enrolled in the online Ecolechocolate school in British Columbia, Canada. Friends and family were always willing to be guinea pigs for her delicious classroom projects (hello, truffles and caramels!).

Over the years Paula began making treats for gifts, and soon people were asking her to make chocolates for them. This then transitioned into selling boxes, gifts, and trays of holiday "goodies" to those who knew of Paula's talents. In the fall of 2011, an online storefront was created to sell candies and chocolates for the holidays. In August 2014, Paula resigned from her full-time employment and opened her first retail space in Medford, Minnesota. In 2017, Curly Girlz moved into Downtown Owatonna, Minnesota with larger production facilities and a small retail location. We currently sell online, in-store, and are featured at local retailers. Our specialties include sugar-free candies, salted nut rolls, sea salt caramels, turtle caramels, creamy butter caramels, and more!

The nut rolls and sea salt caramels are the best I’ve had! Yum!
— Renee A.

The Secret Sauce

The Curly Girlz Candy team is committed to providing you with hand crafted indulgences that include locally-sourced ingredients (and lots of love!). Our most popular line is our Keto Candy line, which is made with plant-based alternative sweeteners and are maltitol-free. These candies provide 100% indulgence with 0% guilt!

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 that fresh, local ingredients make and the personal attention that goes int 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!

This is the best sugar-free candy out there, especially if you love milk chocolate!
— Alison S.