Hi! I'm Hannah, One Sweet Mama.
I'm a confectionery consultant for the food industry and founder of onesweetmama.com.
If you are looking to make real homemade candy, you are in the right place.
One Sweet Mama focuses on:
- easy to follow, approachable homemade candy recipes
- content creation for brands via recipe development, food photography, and short form video
- product innovation consulting for the candy and snack industry
- a hyper focused retail brand only available in Greenville, SC
What's my background?
I graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. After graduation I went to work in the candy industry. I've spent my entire professional career specializing in product development. I've brought candy and snack ideas from concept to market for small mom and pop's as well as fortune 500's companies. I absolutely love product innovation. My idea of a good time is wandering through the grocery store at a leisurely pace, looking at all of the products! I have extensive experience with caramels, marshmallow, nougat, brittles, toffee, as well as nut items, chocolates, and confectionery compounds.
So, are you a chocolatier?
No, but I have all of those skills! I worked in the CPG (consumer packed goods) segment of the candy and snack industry. So you know all of those candy brands you grew up with? Those are the types of brands I worked on. First I had to learn how to make confectionery items on a small scale, and then how to make 100,000 + at once!
I started this blog because 95% of the candy recipes I've seen online are not how you should actually be making candy and to be honest - they give out horrible tips around candy! I wanted there to be a trusted, credible source that showed people how to use what was already in their kitchen to make real candy at home. So One Sweet Mama was born to fill that need.
Are you a real person?
I sure am! I am a work from home Mama to two sweet little ones and also married to my high school sweetheart. When I’m not developing something sweet or chasing around my kids, you can find me running to nowhere on my treadmill or eating my way through the amazing food scene in Greenville.
Do you ship your candy?
No. I highly recommend trying to make it! When I post a recipe, it's the same one I use in my retail sales. However, I often recommend different brands of candy on my Instagram page that do ship. Once in a while I stock some local Greenville retailers with candy.
I need content creation for my brand. Can you help?
Absolutely. In 2022 for my One Sweet Mama instagram, I had over 25 reels hit above 1 million organic, unpaid views (and that's not in addition to the viral tiktoks!) Feel free to email me at Hannah at onesweetmama dot com
What services do you offer?
Confectionery recipe development, content creation for brands (food photography, short form video, etc.), sponsored posts on One Sweet Mama social sites and blog, and brand ambassadorships. Have an idea on how to work together that isn't list? Let me know!