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Bequet Confections - Yummy Caramels

QueenB Feb 20, 2007 04:43 PM

I haven't seen anyone mention these here yet, so I figured I would.

Last week I decided to order some caramels from Bequet Confections. I received them today and being the certified "caramel freak" that I am, tore right into them.
Well, I have to say that I was impressed. The best way I can think of to explain the taste of these is "buttery, sweet goodness".

The taste of the caramels is dominated by butter and sugar. Just the way a caramel should be, in my opinion. They come in six different flavors/types: chewy, soft, espresso, chipotle, chocolate and celtic sea salt. I ordered the 16 oz. bag (approx. 40 caramels) of a mixed variety. You can mix and match your caramels any way you like, and there are plenty of options on the website to do this. There are also a variety of sizes of bags or boxes to choose from.

I had a few questions before placing my order, so I emailed them. Robin Bequet emailed me back quickly and efficiently, answering all my questions.

So far, I've tasted five of the six flavors (all but espresso). Here are my opinions:

Chewy: predominant buttery flavor. Nice and chewy, but not filling-pulling. Exactly what I think a caramel should be.

Soft: same flavor as chewy. Much softer and practically melted on the tongue.

Chocolate: buttery flavor is overwhelmed by decent chocolate flavor. Probably my least favorite, because I really like that whole buttery thing.

Chipotle: caramel flavor followed by a burst of heat on the tongue. A very different experience and I was surprised that I actually liked it. No extra flavor, just heat.

Celtic Sea Salt: my favorite for sure. The soft caramel is scattered with flakes of sea salt inside. Not so much as to be overwhelmingly salty, but a nice background of salt, punctuated by the crunch of individual flakes. The salt really does burst on your tongue and the mixture of sweet and salt is very nice. I could eat a bunch of these.

If you're looking for some tasty caramels (especially salted ones), I highly recommend Bequet Confections. Their customer service is great, they ship quickly and put out a high quality product. I'll be ordering again, for sure!

http://www.bequetconfections.com/

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    queenie Feb 21, 2007 05:48 AM

    Thanks for the rec, QB. Those salted caramels have my mouth watering.....

    1. kayu Jul 12, 2008 10:54 AM

      Mmm! I just got some of these from Cacao in Portland. They are delicious! Despite not liking coffee flavored sweets that much, the espresso caramel was great.

      1. QueenB Aug 8, 2008 01:02 PM

        Bumping this because I just received my second order. A 2lb bag of Celtic Sea Salt caramels. Absolutely, mouthwateringly delicious. A very reasonable price, especially if you buy in the bulk bags.

        They've also expanded their flavors to include chocolate salt, licorice, maple and pomegranate.

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        1. re: QueenB
          Bramble Aug 17, 2008 07:22 PM

          Yup. Exquisite. Thanks for the recommendation!

        2. arifa Sep 21, 2009 10:13 PM

          just giving this a bump. i recently tried these for the first time at a local ice cream/sweets shop and LOVED the celtic sea salt caramel. i did a search to see if someone beat me to it, and it looks like i'm about two years too late!

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            kitchenkiki Apr 16, 2010 11:00 AM

            I'll bump for yumminess!

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            1. re: kitchenkiki
              Ms. Verde Jun 17, 2012 09:03 AM

              No doubt about it, these are fantastic. They ruined us for any other caramels--even my beloved See's. We both love the Celtic Sea Salt and Chewy, but I love the Chipotle, too!

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              alex348 Nov 14, 2012 02:59 PM

              These caramels make a great low priced gift for Christmas. I would love to see other great foods that make good small gifts. Any ideas?

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