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Trader Joe's Caramels?

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caphill2320 Feb 1, 2007 11:52 AM

Has anyone seen this item at a DC TJ's location? I heard really good things and wanted to try them out.

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    bacchante RE: caphill2320 Feb 5, 2007 07:39 AM

    I don't shop there, but if you want some unbelievable caramels, try Arrowine. They have some made in Montana. There is a version with sea salt grains that is to die for.

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      cstrother RE: caphill2320 Feb 26, 2007 10:51 PM

      I have tried them, if you mean the TJ Fleur de Sel caramels. They seem very good to me. The salt is definitely there, but is not overwhelming to me. Seems like because of the salt they are toward a more adult taste from typical caramels. They do not seem to have discernable individual salt grains. Can't say that I love any caramels though. I may be the one to comment on these.

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        bacchante RE: cstrother Feb 27, 2007 07:23 AM

        I think that's it. They have two versions, one with the salt, and the other without--that is with only the small amount of salt that any caramel would have. Some weeks ago, I tried to but the salt ones, but all they had was without. They are good, but not as good as the others. This past weekend, they had none at all.

        So I consoled myself with extra cheese.

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        caphill2320 RE: caphill2320 Feb 27, 2007 11:09 AM

        Hmmm, last time I asked they told me that the caramels were a seasonal item, and unfortuntely no longer. I know Trader Joe's can be fickle...it's not fair!

        1. Meg RE: caphill2320 Feb 27, 2007 05:17 PM

          Dean and Deluca also sells the Fleur de Sel caramels, year round. I got them for my Dad for christmas and he was beside himself!

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            cstrother RE: caphill2320 Feb 27, 2007 05:26 PM

            I want to try the real French item for comparison purposes. Dean and Deluca sounds good. LIke I said, I thought TJ's were good, but not all that exciting in any respect. In the real thing is the salt really pronounced? It was definitely there in the TJ version, and I think I would have notices if I ate a caramel at random, but it was not all that pronounced.

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