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Goji's Graduates from RCI’s Caramels, Toffees & Brittles

SPRINGFIELD, MO – August 21, 2018– After three days of intensive education and hands-on lab sessions, twenty-two candy makers, including Janette Zacharias from goji's Neighborhood Treatery, recently graduated from Retail Confectioners International’s (RCI) Caramels, Toffees & Brittles course at Wockenfuss Candy Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Students in the course varied in age and experience, yet each of them graduated with a better understanding of the science behind caramel, toffee and brittle formulations.

“With the wealth of knowledge in the instructors, you may walk in with experience,  but you will leave with a new level of confidence and many new friends in the industry,” said Rosemary Mysliwec of Dolce Lusso Confections.

Caramels, Toffees & Brittles was led by confectionery and chocolate experts and designed to offer students optimal hands-on learning experience while benefiting from the knowledge and skills presented. “Students were able to get a better understanding of what is needed to make successful caramels, brittles and toffees and how to apply what they learned to real life,” said lead instructor Randy Hofberger, with R&D Candy Consultants. “For some it was validating that what they are doing is correct, and for others it was solving some of their current confectionery challenges.” 

Retail Confectioners International provides educational opportunities across the country for confectionery retailers. For information about upcoming courses and events, visit


Lacey Hesse, Marketing Manager 417-883-2775


Retail Confectioners International (RCI) is a not-for-profit trade association serving the confectionery industry.  Based in Springfield, MO, RCI has represented the interests of confectionery manufacturing retailers and promoted public interest in these products for over 100 years. RCI provides a forum for confectioners to network, share ideas and develop their candy-making and entrepreneurial skills. For more information, please visit

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