Madison, Wisconsin. Nutkrack actually began as a mistake. Madison-based Chef Eric Rupert was hard at work in a crowded kitchen when he accidentally dropped some pecans into the wrong pot. He meant to throw them away, but they tasted delicious. So delicious, in fact, that he re-created the experience to give to family and friends as gifts. After ten years, he finally opened a storefront on Madison's east side and ships his specially-made candied pecans across the U.S. Enjoy your Nutkrack!