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Since 2000 we have been purveyors of 100% pure & natural Vermont maple sugar candy gifts (such as the exclusive maple candy Santa below) and related "exceptional" maple products, produced in Vermont, and now drop-shipped from our exclusive candy-making partner MAPLE CITY CANDY, located in Swanton Vermont.
It's always important to know and trust the people that own the website, manage the production of the maple candy and other maple products offered, as well as who actually does the drop-shipping of your order. And to that regard we have good news! Unlike some online stores with thousands of employees moving stuff through a warehouse, we are small business owners whereby the principals (and a small support staff) are directly involved in all aspects of your order. No giant warehouse located outside Vermont involved here. Your maple candies and gift items are as close to the source (pure maple sap from northern Vermont maple trees) as you can get!
Chad Metayer - Master Candy-maker with over 35 years experience pouring pure maple candy in various shapes, as well as creating delicious chocolate-maple candy, fudge, and maple sugar-coated nuts. Chad is also the co-owner of MAPLE CITY CANDY, a Vermont store and candy-making facility in Swanton, Vermont.
Mary Metayer - Sales & Customer Service. Co-owner of MAPLE CITY CANDY who handles all online orders, wedding favors, gift baskets, and maple candy gifts. Mary is an expert at packaging orders for safe and fast delivery via USPS Priority Mail. She takes great pride in ensuring that each order and gift shipped from the store is exceptional.
Molly Metayer - Molly is our Holiday Support Staff unsung hero. She knows the business well and when the busy holidays arrive and extra help is needed, Molly is right there on the front lines answering the phone, creating holiday gifts, packaging, and shipping.
Rick Smith - Online Store Developer and owner of this website and sister website PIECES OF VERMONT® Rick has been involved with online retail of Vermont specialty foods, and specifically maple sugar candy gifts, since 2000. Needless to say, he's seen a lot of Vermont products come and go over the years and knows what customers want and don't want. This website is a reflection of that experience. A former Manufacturing Engineer in the Aerospace Industry Rick had to change careers after an accident left him using a wheelchair for mobility. Now he takes great pride in being an eTailer of maple sugar candy gifts and helping a small Vermont maple business thrive.
Tricia Consiglio - Trish is our Website Proof-reader which is a position that we take seriously. Why? Because we're always amazed at how we can go back over product pages, the checkout process, and other areas of a website years later only to realize there were typos, or even worse, instructions and descriptions that could've used improvement. If you find something that needs correction, please contact Trish.