Just in case you're wondering why I can't share my yummy caramels with all of you... I make these caramels in my own kitchen, in my own house, on my own time. When I first decided to "share the love", and actually sell my caramels, I found out that I could not prepare them at home and was required to cook and prepared them in a permitted commercial kitchen. Well, there goes that idea! My wonderful (genius) son found new legislation (as of January 1, 2013) in the state of California that allows folks like me to peddle our goodies called the Cottage Foods Act, or Assembly Bill (AB) 1616. Hey! Maybe I can do this. After jumping through the government hoops, I obtained a CFO (Cottage Foods Organization) permit and was ready get cooking. But found out that AB 1616 prohibits actually shipping of home made foods. From http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/food/pdf/publications_cottagefoodfaqs.pdf "A cottage food operator may advertise as well accept orders and payments via Internet or phone. However, a CFO must deliver (in person) to the customer. A CFO may not deliver any CFO products via US Mail, UPS, FedEx or using any other third-party delivery service. A cottage food operator may not introduce a CFO product into interstate commerce." Silly rule, but it is the law of the land. Once again, government gets in the way of commerce. I do plan on finding out why, and if the rule can be amended. Wish me luck and in the meantime, I'll keep cooking up batches of caramels for you all here in Southern California! So, that's why I can't ship. For now!