Sweetsmith Candy Co. was founded by Dannah Davies in the summer of 2012. With money saved for school that she earned from paper routes, and jobs growing up, she began cooking her candy at home and selling at a local farmer's market once a week.
It didn't take long for her to notice the need for allergen friendly, delicious treats; she decided to take the opportunity to both pursue her passion for experimental cooking, and provide the much-needed reprieve from the uninspiring sweets available to those with wheat, soy, dairy and egg sensitivities.
Her handcrafted candy (all of which is based on a family recipe which she committed to memory as a teen) caught on fast. Soon enough she had to quit her day job, rented a commercial kitchen, and hired help to keep up with the demand.
In the time that Sweetsmith has been in operation, Dannah's candy has made its way into every market from Cochrane to Okotoks. Her sweets can be found at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas market, and various summer markets.
True to her curious nature, Dannah continues to expand on the original recipes so keep an eye out for new flavours to hit the shelves!
Want more of the story? Visit our blog, "Sweet Nothings" to learn more about how it all happened!
If you are near Strathmore, Alberta, we encourage you to make a trip to our store in Strathmore where we make the candy.
The store is now open Tuesday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm Friday 9 am - 7pm (special pick up times may be available by request!)