For many years, Robin Béquet made caramel for her friends and family as a connoisseur of fine confections. Despite high praise for the caramel, it remained just a hobby… until the telecom crash of 2001 when her 25-year career in technology ended unexpectedly. She then wondered if this hobby might become a livelihood.
Robin was only interested in basing a business on her treats if she could create the most delicious caramel available. She conducted blind taste tests with her recipe against other artisan caramel and found that 17 out of 18 adults preferred Béquet® Caramel. In December of 2001, Robin launched Béquet Confections. She drove to local gourmet markets to introduce the caramel.