It all started around 1982 when I did my first official event. It was the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, Minnesota and I was known as "The King's Nuts". Offering only my signature Peanut Rolls the first year, the business was an instant success. The biggest problem was keeping up with production!!
From there, I moved into doing State Fairs throughout the country. Everything from the Dade County Youth Fair in Miami, to the Calgary Stampede and Edmonton Klondike Days in Alberta, Canada. Those in between were the Iowa State Fair, Minnesota State Fair, Arkansas State Fair, New Mexico State Fair, Florida State Fair and others. One of the most memorable events was the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Meeting the love of my life, it was time to get off the road, sell the truck and start a new chapter of candy making in Santa Fe. Now more than 12 years. Welcome to C.G. Higgins Confections!!
OK. I couldn't give up the New Mexico State Fair. The customers are very good to me and I just completed my 19th year doing it in Albuquerque. The Caramel Apples are a hit, whether on a stick or sliced up in a bowl with warm, hand made caramel sauce. Every year, I usually go through about 12,000 apples and TWO tons of hand crafted caramel at the fair.
My candy is meant to be enjoyed, NOT saved,