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Feb 1, 2007 11:52 AM

Trader Joe's Caramels?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: cstrother

        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.

      2. 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's not fair!

        1. 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!

          1. 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.