Back in 2009, Natasha Wainwright was running a successful daycare center out of her Hamilton home. On a lark one day, she had her charges devise a business plan as a summer project, when one of the kids suggested starting a candy business.
“I started looking through cookbooks, and I couldn’t find candy, but there were brittle recipes,” recalls Wainwright. Of course, Wainwright had to help her kids cook because the candy was too hot to handle.
“The first brittle the kids came up with was a cashew brittle,” she says. “The brittle was such a success that the parents kept saying, ‘Do you have more?’ And I said to myself, ‘I’ve got something here.’”
Fast forward and Wainwright is now in her 11th year of owning Natasha’s Just Brittle. The business started online and now also has a brick-and-mortar storefront in Hamilton. Wainwright makes 40 types of…