HEY, you're all SOLD OUT! WHAT GIVES!?
At this time, Sugar Knife is only available for catered events within the San Francisco Bay Area (corporate shindigs, weddings, divorce parties, birthdays, baby showers...). We'll wow your guests with a custom S'mores Bar, complete with your choice of marshmallow flavors, graham crackers (yup, we make those too!),and chocolate/spreads/toppings (Nutella, peanut butter, chocolate ganache, cookie butter, whiskey caramel sauce, candied bacon), all of which can be customized to suit your theme and your tastes, torched on the spot by our friendly S'moreologists (the ahhs and ohhs go on for days...). Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and a quote. Please note that we book out months in advance, so holler at us quick!
What are Sugar Knife Marshmallows made out of?
Only the best stuff ever: pure cane sugar, filtered water, [pork-based] gelatin, housemade sugar syrup (filtered water, pure cane sugar, cream of tartar, sea salt), Kosher salt, confectioner’s sugar, potato starch, and a whole lotta bang. Depending on flavors we also use ripe fruit, nuts, real coffee, real vanilla bean, and of course - top-shelf booze. No extracts or fake colors or chemically-based flavors, ‘cuz that’s just not how we get down.
What is Sugar Knife Whiskey & Beer Brittle made out of?
Whiskey and beer, hello. Ok, and a few other awesome things, too: premium butter, nuts (we use shared equipment with peanuts), our housemade sugar syrup (filtered water, pure cane sugar, cream of tartar), sea salt, organic vanilla extract, and baking soda.
How much alcohol is in your candy?
Not enough to get you tanked, you lush. By law, confections made in California cannot exceed more than 5% alcohol by weight, and some of that cooks out - so you get just the essence a la booze. If you prefer virgin puffs for your S'mores Bar, that can easily be done.
Are your sweets kid-friendly?
Totally! Start 'em out early with the good stuff, folks, or it'll only go down hill from here.
Do you use any corn syrup or corn products?
NOPE. We make our own propriety housemade sugar syrup in lieu of corn syrup, both out of consideration for those with corn allergies and those who want to limit their corn syrup intake. Serendipitously, we’ve discovered that our sugar syrup results in a puffier, fluffier marshmallow than those made with corn syrup (you're welcome!). It’s a lot more work to make and use our syrup, but we think you’re totally worth it. We also use potato starch instead of cornstarch to dust our marshmallows.
Do you use any preservatives, artificial flavorings or food coloring?
No chemical preservatives, no artificial flavorings, and only natural food coloring (derived from plants) for just a couple of recipes. There’s more than enough mass-produced, chemically-laden candy crap out there. We make the kind of sweets we actually want to eat and gift.
Don't you think you're contributing to American obesity? (waging finger)
Our stance on sugar might surprise you. We think that Americans do in fact consume way too much of the white stuff, often unknowingly. Instead of treating it like an indulgence, it's often eaten with abandon (and sneakily hidden in packaged foods, soda, energy drinks, jarred pasta sauce, etc.!). Champagne is special in part because we don't jug it down everyday. We see our candy in the same vein: treat it like the celebration that it is, savor every sweet, sugary bite, and don't waste your sugar allocation on the cheap, crappy stuff - go straight for top shelf.
Anyway, something's gonna kill you. Might as well be a boozy s'more. ;)
What are your most popular marshmallow flavors?
Cookies and C.R.E.A.M., Hella Frangelica, and You Fancy, Huh? would be our three most popular puffs.
What are your most popular flavors of brittle?
The Filthy Pig (oink oink), The Big Poppa, and Town Biz.
Are Sugar Knife Marshmallows kosher, vegetarian or vegan?
No. After experimenting with several different varieties of gelatin, we discovered that pork-based gelatin gave our puffs the fluffiest, lightest, most meltiest texture.
Are Sugar Knife Marshmallows gluten-free?
Yes, naturally gluten free.
Are Sugar Knife Graham Crackers gluten-free?
No. We've been experimenting with gluten-free crackers but so far have only come up with crackers that taste like sand. Dry, crumbly sand. If you have a need for gluten-free crackers at your event, no problem! We do have a vendor where we attain such gems and can offer them up at your S'mores Bar.
Can I stalk you online?
Do you do wholesale?
We LOVE our retail partners! But, we're currently maxed out on production and can't take on any more accounts right now. Please drop us a line anyway, and as soon as we get a bigger production facility we will reach out. Email us at email@example.com. Hi-five!
Where are you guys based?
The West Coast Brooklyn, The Town, The Sunny Side of the Bay – whatever you wanna call it, we’re proudly located in sunny Oakland, California, a hotbed of passionate creativity with a thriving arts and foodie scene (and the world’s most perfect weather, not to rub it in, you know). The amazing artisans around here are constant inspirations to us, and we look forward to growing our company and making an indelible impact on and positive contribution to the community we love so much.
Do you have a storefront?
Not yet. Find us exclusively online and in your dreams.
Who did your website/logo/photos?
Only the most talented trio ever.
Our website designer extraordinaire, HQ
, helped us design this badass site and our graphic designer, Ian Vadas
designed our logos and labels. Photos are a combination of those taken by Jenna and SF food photographer legend, Noel Barnhust