Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Caramels

I love buttery, sweet, chewy caramel candy. But no Kraft or Goetz Caramel Creames for me (yuck and double yuck) - I like better quality goods, thankyouverymuch. California chocolatier See's does a pretty good job with their caramels, and I always stop short of ordering a custom mix box of milk and dark butter chews for myself (as I did for Mom).

I was perusing Etsy the other day, contemplating it as a venue for my jewelry, when I stumbled upon La Bella Caramella, purveyors of fine homemade salted caramels in such intriguing flavors as lavender, jasmine, violet, pumpkin pie, and double bergamot Earl Grey, along with the more familiarly flavored crushed vanilla bean. I couldn't resist, and ordered a fall sampler of pumpkin pie, chai, and spiced apple flavored caramels, along with a batch of vanilla. All are fantastic. The flavored caramels are pretty intensely spiced, but the sweet richness of the candy can certainly support the big dose of yum.

She added a sampler of the lavender flavor, and those are pretty delectable too.

What are you waiting for? Go buy some caramel!