Good Karmal:

Creating Gifts to Sweeten the World

If you haven’t heard of Good Karmal yet, you’ve been missing out on these delicious, inspirational treats! A couple of months ago I received the sweetest email from a member of the Good Karmal community.


I work at a company called Good Karmal, and we think Life Vest Inside is an awesome movement!  We’d love to send you a gift of Good Karmal to thank you for your efforts in spreading kindness and making the world a better place!


Ronnie Ricker, CMO

Shortly after, I received the most beautiful gift box from Good Karmal. I’m a big candy lover, always have been. But when I opened the wrapping I began to see why Good Karmal stood out from all the rest. Each candy is individually wrapped with an inspiring, uplifting, and heartwarming quote. I was so touched by their generosity and as I began reading up about their company and mission, I fell in love with them even more! And so, I would like to extend my gratitude to Good Karmal not only for their generous gift, but also for creating a gift to sweeten the world from the inside out!

Here is just a taste of the motivational quotes you’ll find wrapped around each caramel candy:

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it” ~George Elliston

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing” ~Albert Schweitzer

“What a caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly” ~Richard Bach

“To get

something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done”

Read below for more info about Good Karmal and try it for yourself!

The following information was taken from the Good Karmal website with their consent.

What is Good Karmal?

Good Karmal was born in 2002 with the hope of creating a gift that might sweeten the world.

From our very first batch, we believed that it was not enough to create delicious, buttery caramels to delight the senses — we wanted to spark imaginations and inspire our customers and ourselves to, as Mahatma Gandhi said, “be the change we wish to see in the world.” So we wrapped each handcrafted caramel with words of wisdom, and sent them out into the world.

The response was overwhelming. From our early start in a tiny Hollywood apartment, we quickly received national attention when Oprah Winfrey featured Good Karmal on her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things” episode, sending our message out farther than we could ever have imagined.

Inspired by lives lived with bravery, compassion, and in harmony with nature, we invest our passion and integrity into every part of our business. Our caramels are made fresh from the finest all natural ingredients, without any additives or preservatives.

Believing that giving back to the Earth is the ultimate good karma, we donate a portion of all sales to environmental charities. In addition, we strive for earth-friendly packaging, choosing either recyclable or reusable containers produced from renewable resources.

From a little idea to a thriving business, Good Karmal has grown steadily each year, earning accolades, awards, and customer loyalty for our unwavering commitment to excellence and our unique and inspiring gifts. With operations now located beneath the Big Sky of Bozeman, Montana, we’re more dedicated than ever to creating a better and sweeter world, one bite at a time.

Good Karmal Founders

Patty Triplett West was a publicity executive at Warner Bros. and wanted to create a meaningful holiday gift for friends and colleagues. In a conversation about possible ideas such as homemade caramel and the idea of gift giving as good karma, her brother Stephen Triplett threw out the pun Good Karmal and an idea was born.

Looking to convey a deeper message beyond simply a decadent sweet, Patty envisioned a “fortune” wrapped around each piece printed with a positive quotation. Close friend and award-winning graphic artist Debra Matlock conceived the Buddha logo and designed the fortune. Then, combining the best elements of several recipes, Patty concocted a homemade caramel with the perfect blend of gooey texture and rich flavor.

Currently, Patty, her husband Ryan West, and Stephen manage the operations and strategic vision, while founding partners Heather and Debra still contribute greatly to the company’s direction and success.

Check them out on twitter!



Thanks Again Good Karmal for supporting organizations such as Life Vest Inside!