The curse of the billy goat. That annoying Jim Breuer character on SNL. Goatees.
Goats have suffered their fair share of abuse.
A taste of Happy Goat caramels may change that. Founder Michael Winnike taught himself the art of candy making after falling hard for a friend’s sheep’s milk truffles. Today he whips up small-batch confections using milk from free-range Cali goats.
Goat’s milk gives the sweets a subtle savoriness; Madagascar vanilla adds a heady shot of sugary spice. The pillowy candies are perfectly chewy (your dentist would approve).
And because there’s no cow’s milk, the lactose intolerant can join the fun.
Available at Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th Street, between Guerrero and Dolores Streets (415-241-9760 or biritemarket.com); The Candy Store, 1507 Vallejo Street, at Polk Street (415-921-8000 or thecandystoresf.com); online at happygoatcaramel.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Happy Goat