Chocolate Coated Caramels (large)

Item #2965
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

From Our Lady of the
Mississippi Abbey
Large Assortment

Trappistine Chocolate-Coated Creamy Caramels are made with pure butter and cream and covered with fine gourmet chocolate by the nuns of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey. For the chocolate lover, both milk and dark chocolate-coated vanilla caramels are included. Attractively gift boxed; contains 40 pieces (18 oz.) of candy.

"These caramels - plain or dipped - are soft, creamy and rich with an abundance of butter flavor."--- FOOD FINDS

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Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey: Dubuque, Iowa

Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey is a monastic community of Trappist nuns founded from Mount St. Mary Abbey (Wrentham, MA) in 1964 (in turn, nuns from Mississippi Abbey founded Tautra Mariakloster in Norway). At present 22 Roman Catholic women try to follow Jesus Christ through a life of prayer, silence, simplicity, and ordinary work at the abbey. The goal of their life together is union with God through prayer.

Their rule of life, after the Gospel, is the Rule of St Benedict (ca. 480-550 A.D.). The Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) is a branch of the Benedictine family containing autonomous but interdependent monasteries of women or men. Like all Cistercian monasteries, Mississippi Abbey is dedicated to Our Lady, Mary the mother of Jesus, who listened to the Word of God and pondered it in her heart (Luke 2,19).

The monastery is situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River south of Dubuque, Iowa. The nuns earn their living through the Trappistine Creamy Caramels they produce in a workshop on their property, which consists of 630 acres including over 350 acres of managed woodlands and a 200-acre organic farm.

Six times a day they gather in the abbey church to sing God's praise, with liturgies open to the public. Four small guest houses are available for individuals or very small groups of any religious tradition wishing to make a private retreat in the abbey's beautiful, peaceful setting.

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5 reviews

Made a great Easter gift!
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Gave the chocolates to my wife for an Easter gift. She loves them!
Gene C.

Delicious Presents
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 11, 2018  |  By Len S.
I send the chocolate-coated caramels to relatives who live in major cities with famous and heralded candy stores. Nothing beats the Monastery sweets, so I have to reorder for birthdays and other occasions. And, I get to spoil my family in Iowa, too. Delicious.
Len S.

Quite Possibly the Best Ever
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 27, 2017  |  By VMS
The quality of these caramel candies is top notch! Rich and creamy goodness. Worth every penny (and pound) :)!

Rich and luscious
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 6, 2016  |  By Nancy
We received this box of caramels as an Easter gift. These caramels are rich and buttery gems coated with milk chocolate or dark chocolate. The candy is carefully packed to hold each piece in place and spaced so they are easily removed. The box is elegant and sturdy, so passing the box around to share the candy is easy. I will be returning to share this as gifts for others. Thanks!

Great chocolates
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My sister wishes to encourage the sisters to keep up the good work. Her family loves the caramel.
Daniel M.