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Salty caramels in Philly

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melba Dec 4, 2008 06:15 PM

Anyone know where I can find good salty caramels in Philadelphia?

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    hillster RE: melba Dec 4, 2008 06:20 PM

    crate and barrel

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      JugglerDave RE: hillster Dec 5, 2008 03:43 AM

      Along the same lines (non-artisan), Trader Joe's has "Fleur de Sel" caramels at $8 for 14 oz in a round woodenesque box. I bought some last night; they are OK but not great. I wanted more butter flavor.

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      Philly Ray RE: melba Dec 4, 2008 06:46 PM

      They aren't cheap, but you can get them from John & Kira's. The irony is that even though they are located in Philadelphia, they only do mail order. So, you pay the same shipping cost as someone that lives in California.

      http://www.johnandkiras.com/

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        lawgirl3278 RE: Philly Ray Dec 5, 2008 05:30 AM

        I think there's a candy stand in Reading Terminal that sells John and Kira's. Not sure if they have the caramels. I've definitely seen them at DiBruno's though.

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          bluehensfan RE: lawgirl3278 Dec 5, 2008 06:46 AM

          They have 'em at the DiBruno's location near Rittenhouse. They come in a number of flavors (not all of which they sell) but they are very, very good... http://www.bequetconfections.com/prod...

          Just check the expiration date if you get a box of them because they are best for only a few months...

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            joluvscards RE: bluehensfan Dec 5, 2008 11:41 AM

            Good point. I was in DiBrunos yesterday and saw one with a Nov 08 expiration. The others were fine. Good to check.

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            Bigley9 RE: lawgirl3278 Dec 5, 2008 06:59 AM

            Caviar Assouline use to have John and Kiras in the RTM, but they are long gone. Other stands carry salted caramels but I don't think they are J&K's

        2. joluvscards RE: melba Dec 4, 2008 10:06 PM

          I got some really good ones at Capagiro. They also have them at DiBrunos and the Pennsylvania shop at the reading terminal.

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            Buckethead RE: melba Dec 5, 2008 06:03 AM

            I'm not sure if they're exactly what you're looking for, but Eclat chocolates in West Chester makes a great caramel with salt on top. You can get Eclat chocolates at Fork, Etc., I'm not sure if they have the caramels there.

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              AlissaMichelle RE: melba Dec 5, 2008 06:06 AM

              Oh my god Dibruno has the BEST salty caramel I have ever had in my life. It is right up at the registers in individually wrapped caramels. They also come in chipotle flavor and some others, though I haven't tried them. The salted caramel one is just too good. I also think they're only like 60 cents each. Enjoy!!

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                lillotis RE: melba Dec 9, 2008 02:10 PM

                Trader Joes has dark chocolate covered caramels covered in big chunks of sea salt- so amazing!!!

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                  crazyspice RE: lillotis Dec 9, 2008 03:53 PM

                  OMG! I am going there tomorrow!!

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