Cream City Caramels & Confections

Makers of Buttery-Delicious Sweet & Salty Handcrafted Caramels

For more than thirty years we've been making caramels for friends and family. Now they are available to everyone! We use the finest ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, to handcraft our Sweet and Salty Caramels in a variety of flavors. You'll enjoy their melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness and smooth creamy texture. Our caramels are soft and creamy, not hard and chewy. 

Three New Cream City Caramels Retailers Added in the Past Week!

In just the past week, we have been fortunate to partner with three more area retailers who now carry our caramels... and just in time for Valentine's Day!

You can always purchase our Buttery-Delicious® Caramels from our online store at; but if you're in a pinch, and you need caramels right now, then the following retailers can now help you out almost immediately!  (Please note that these are only our newest partners.  For our entire list of retail partners, visit our "Find US in Stores" page.)

  • Indigo Blu MKE Mercantile
    In the Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI. (414) 719-3877

    Indigo Blu is a local emporium with a story - Brands Luv U! We bring you the creativity of local artisans & independent brands from all over the world.  Currently, Indigo Blu MKE carries our new 4 oz. gift boxed caramels in a variety of flavors.

  • The Good Stuff
    31 S Main St,  Oconomowoc, WI  (262) 510-6377

    In addition to our caramels, The Good Stuff is full of curiosities, vintage, antiques and art! Stop in to see the new items daily.

  • Welke's - Milwaukee Florist
    1020 Legion Dr, Elm Grove, WI  (262) 786-1040

    Welke's carries our Salted Vanilla Caramels in a couple of different size packages.  They also carry our Bourbon Glazed Cinnamon Pecans.

Imported Holiday Candy Temporaily Removed from Website

Dear Customers,

Due to the large number of shows that we will be doing this weekend, we've removed all of the Imported Holiday Candy from our website in order to have it at our shows.

After the weekend is over, we will update that page of our website to reflect any Imported Holiday Candy that we have left.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Unfortunately due to large demand, much of our stock is depleted and we don't want to have orders come in for items that we may no longer have in stock.  That situation would likely cause a bigger inconvenience for those that order those items, only to have their orders canceled.

If there are items that you are looking for, and you have time, you may want to visit the Old World Christmas Market (December 1 - 10) in Elkhart Lake, the West Allis Christkindlmarkt (December 1-  2), or the Brookfield Holiday Market (December 2), all taking place this weekend.  For additional information, visit our "Events" page by clicking the tab above.

Thank you for your understanding.

Gregg & John
Cream City Caramels & Confections

Christkindlmarkt: A New Christmas Market Coming to West Allis

The West Allis Farmers Market is hosting a new Christkindlmarkt market this year with more than 60 vendors.

WEST ALLIS, WI — The West Allis Farmers Market is hosting a new Christmas market this year. It's called Christkindlmarkt, and will be held Friday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1 – 9 p.m.

This two-day event will allow you to shop more than 60 specialty food retailers, while enjoying live music, Christmas carolers, hot food ready to eat, beer, hot mulled gluhwein, hot chocolate, coffee, and more.

Follow the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe on Facebook for vendor updates and more information.

Vendor List:

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How Milwaukee Got the Nickname 'Cream City'

By Ann-Elise Henzl Sep 15, 2017

Wisconsin has a nickname. You've seen it on license plates: America's Dairyland. And in Milwaukee, you may have heard this moniker: Cream City.

It intrigues Bubbler Talk listener Anne Bromfield, who asked: "Why was Milwaukee once referred to as Cream City?" The answer might surprise you. It has nothing to do with the dairy industry.

"Milwaukee's known as the Cream City because of the yellow, cream-colored bricks that were first discovered and made here in the 19th century," says Historic Milwaukee tour and membership coordinator, Josh Ballew. "Those bricks were used for many of the buildings and businesses -- breweries, schools -- throughout the 19th century."

To take a look at some of the creamy-colored structures, I met Josh at the old Schlitz Brewery complex on the northern edge of downtown. He says it's one of many places to see Cream City brick. "This is just a good example, pretty much due to the size."

Josh says cream-colored bricks were first produced in Milwaukee in 1835, and quickly became popular because of their pleasing color.

Architect Vince Micha has a fondness for the bricks, and is surrounded by them daily. He's with The Kubala Washatko Architects in Cedarburg. Its offices are in an old power plant, built of Cream City brick. Vince says you can find Cream City brick in older buildings up and down the coast of Lake Michigan. That's where the clay to make the bricks came from.

"What we have here in southeastern Wisconsin is the glacial lake deposits that deposit these silts and clays, and we can see them along the lakeshore of Lake Michigan and a little further inland. And that became a ready source of raw materials for making brick," he says.

Vince says builders began to choose other types of bricks, from other regions, when trains and improved trucking gave them more options. There were downsides to using Cream City brick. It's softer than some varieties, making the bricks less sturdy. And because of their porous nature, the bricks easily absorb soot, which turns them black.

He points to an example on the exterior of the old power plant. "That rusty muffler down there -- that used to be the outlet from the turbines, from the diesel fumes, and that black penetrated into the brick. And we did some testing on it and we could only get so far with it, and we said, 'you know what, that's the history of the building. We're going to let that be.'"

Vince says these days, most people appreciate the historic building material and have learned how to care for it properly.

And decades after the bricks' heyday, the nickname Cream City is still going strong. A number of businesses use it.

"My name is Gregg Hutterer. The name of our company is Cream City Caramels & Confections." I met Greg at NEWaukee's downtown Night Market this week, where he was selling the treats. He says he chose the name Cream City to connect the products to Milwaukee, his home town. Besides, he adds -- even though it's associated with building materials, not food -- it just has a certain ring to it.

"We thought because there's a lot of cream used in our caramels, that people who weren't from Milwaukee who wouldn't necessarily recognize the Cream City name as being Milwaukee, would think of cows and cream in that way."

July 12th NEWaukee Night Market Canceled Due to Weather

Due to the severe weather forecast including rain and high heat and winds during vendor set up and again this evening, NEWaukee has decided to cancel the July Night Market. The size and scale of the event requires setup to begin early in afternoon and they are fearful of predictions of thunder and lightening as well as for the safety of staff, vendors and attendees. 

All of us associated with the Night Market apologize for the inconvenience this causes anyone traveling from near and far to attend and participate.

Regarding Shipping Charges...

Please note that our website often calculates shipping at a price higher than the actual shipping cost once we have your order packed. We are aware of the problem, and are trying to get it corrected.  Rest assured that, if you are over-charged for shipping, we will always refund any over-charge back to you.

Wondering Where to Satisfy Your Caramel Craving this Month?


You've probably already noticed that Cream City Caramels is appearing at more and varied locations this summer.  We've done that purposely, to expose more people to our buttery-delicious caramels!  But we've also done that to make it easier for you to get your sticky hands on our addictive treats!

In addition to the markets and shows where you can buy our products directly from us, there is a small group of local retailers that carry our 4 ounce caramel packages on a regular basis; so when you're looking for something to satisfy your particular caramel craving, and you can't make it to a market that we're at, you can just head to one of our retailers to stock up!

Wondering who/where those retailers are?  Well, you can always go to our website ( and click on the "Find Us" tab, to find the most current list of retailers, markets and shows.

For your convenience, here's a list of retailers who currently carry our caramels:

  • 600 East Café
    600 E Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI    (414) 224-6594

    600 East Café carries a limited selection of our 4 oz caramel packages... usually always Salted Vanilla, and often a couple other flavors.  It might be a good idea call to find out if our caramels are in stock, and what flavors are available.

  • Century Farmhouse
    136 S Main Street, West Bend, WI(262) 334-2321

    Century Farmhouse carries a limited selection of our 4 oz caramel packages... usually always Salted Vanilla, and often a couple other flavors.  It might be a good idea call to find out if our caramels are in stock, and what flavors are available.

  • Mod Gen
    211 N. Broadway - Milwaukee, WI 53202  (414) 963-1657
    Mod Gen, a "modern general store" carries a limited selection of our 4 oz caramel packages. If you're looking for a specific flavor, it might be a good idea call to find out what flavors are in stock.

  • On Lake Time
    211 W State Street, Fox Lake, WI(920) 520-0202
    On Lake time is a brand new business in Fox Lake!  They carry a small selection of our 4 oz caramel packages.  If you're looking for a particular flavor, call first; otherwise just stop by!


For those who want to buy your caramels directly from us, here's where you can find Cream City Caramels During the Month of July:

Saturday, July 2nd
Brookfield Farmers' Market

Now in it's 26th year, the Brookfield Farmers' Market has become a place where you can purchase fresh Wisconsin products, and also a Saturday morning meeting place!  More than 50 vendors are represented. 
Cream City Caramels is at the Brookfield Farmers' Market two Saturdays of each month.

Maker Market at the Tosa Farmers' Market
Tosa Farmers Market, a project of the Fire Fly Foundation, Ltd., is a volunteer-run open air market that brings locally-grown fruits and vegetables and foods crafted by Wisconsin artisans directly to the people of Wauwatosa and surrounding communities. TFM embraces a “buy local” ethos that fosters a greener, more sustainable city, bringing the community together in the process. In addition to organizing a weekly farmers market in the city of Wauwatosa, the TFM promotes environmental stewardship among Wauwatosans, providing opportunities to area citizens to learn more about health, nutrition, and sustainability.

Sunday, July 3rd
Greenfield Farmers' Market

Now with more than 50 vendors, including a variety of local produce, foods and products, the Greenfield Farmers' Market takes place at Konkel Park on Sundays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Free Parking and admission.  5151 W Layton Avenue, Greenfield, WI

Cream City Caramels is at the Greenfield Farmers' Market on the first Sunday of each month.

Wednesday, July 6th
Elm Grove Village Market Night
This neighborhood event takes place on Wednesday nights from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and features fresh produce as well as arts & crafts vendors.  It takes place on Elm Grove Street, behind Rays Auto Body Shop. 
Cream City Caramels will be at Elm Grove Market Night once each month, on the first or second Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, July 13th
NEWaukee Night Market

NEWaukee's Night Market is a collision of all that Milwaukee has to offer.  The Night Market is a free, open-air market that offers a wide variety of experiences for people of all backgrounds and ages. The Night Market features a mash up of art, craft and food vendors, live art creation, local music and a beer garden, with a goal to create a free, vibrant, safe and interactive place in downtown Milwaukee for people to experience culture at night.  By visiting the Night Market you not only contribute to the local economy, but you are part of the solution to a revitalization of West Wisconsin Avenue.
Cream City Caramels will be at the Night Market during the months of July and August.

Saturday, July 23rd
Brookfield Farmers' Market

Now in it's 26th year, the Brookfield Farmers' Market has become a place where you can purchase fresh Wisconsin products, and also a Saturday morning meeting place!  More than 50 vendors are represented. 
Cream City Caramels is at the Brookfield Farmers' Market two Saturdays of each month.

Garden District Farmers' Market
Located directly across from the beautiful Art Deco Town of Lake Water Tower at 6th and Howard, the Garden District Farmers’ Market is an all-volunteer-organized-and-run farmers’ market on Milwaukee’s south side. The market aims to bring our community closer to the farmers of Wisconsin who produce a wonderful variety of high-quality food during the summer. Though we are not just limited to farmers; we also welcome producers who create unique products locally.  The market is held on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, just off of Interstate 94/43 at 6th Street and Howard Ave.
Cream City Caramels will be at the Garden District Farmers' Market one Saturday each month.

Sunday, July 24th
Enderis Park Farmers' Market

The Enderis Park Farmers' Market is an open-air market situated at Enderis Park in Milwaukee, a vibrant, historic neighborhood on Milwaukee's west side.  The mission of the Enderis Park Farmers' Market is to provide residents in the park's surrounding neighborhoods with access to locally-grown fruits and vegetables, while offering a point of connection between neighbors and their local growers and food producers.  The Farmers' Market is held on Sundays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Enderis Playfield, between Chambers and Locust Streets, and 70th and 72nd Streets.
Cream City Caramels will be at the Enderis Park Farmers' Market one Sunday each month.


Please note that the dates, times, and locations above are subject to change,  For the most complete and up-to-date schedule information, visit

Cream City Caramels is "Spotlight Vendor" at November Maker Market

We're honored to be in the "Vendor Spotlight" this month on our local Maker Market blog!

Check out Maker Market's interview with us; and then, come and check us out, along with about 50 other local makers and artists at the next Maker Market on Saturday, November 14th at Discovery World, along Milwaukee's lakefront!

Timing is perfect for stocking up on holiday gifts and hostess gifts, as well as things for yourself!

Old-Fashioned German Hard Candies Now Available from Cream City Caramels & Confections!

Cream City Caramels now imports a selection of premium quality Old-Fashioned German Hard Candy directly from Germany!

Our Old Fashioned German Candy is produced in small batches by a family-owned German candy maker, in shapes and flavors reminiscent of the kind grandma and grandpa used to give you!

Our German Hard Candies contain only natural, gluten free and dairy free ingredients derived from plants.  No animal products are used, and no GMOs… and they’re really good!