Velatis In The News -
The Goochland Courier
April 7, 2004
How Sweet It Is
The Original Velatis caramel company, located at Maidens Loop in
Maidens, recently won Best New Food honors for its unique Black Cherry
Brandy flavored candy.
“I was astounded that we won and very pleased. We had never entered a
contest before,” said company CEO Bill Servais. “The black cherry brandy
caramel came about because I love chocolate cherries. We added
ingredients to our original caramel recipe and people seem to love it.”
The company started in Richmond prior to the Civil War, moved to
Washington, D.C., then returned to Goochland County in 2002.
The Servais family purchased the Original Velatis and the original old
European recipes and began production in 1996.
Products include more than 20 varieties of chewy and sugary caramels
including vanilla and chocolate, made with and without nuts and
marshmallow centers, plus seasonal varieties such as raspberry, pumpkin
spice, coconut, butter run and egg nog.
More information is available on the Web at www.velatis.com or calling