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where to get sea salt caramel in the city?

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rubenhan Apr 22, 2009 01:32 PM

Hi,

I'm craving for some quality sea salt caramel, but I can't find any retail in the city that sells it. I tried Blue Apron Food in Brooklyn that sells Little Flower Caramel, but they are out of stock. I tried the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to see if they have Fran's Chocolate's caramel, and I was out of luck.

I tried googling it and I could only find recipes not a single retail locations.

Do you guys know where I can get this? Or is this just not a New York thing yet?

I don't want to order online because the shipping fee is outrageous usually.

Thanks

  1. LeahBaila Apr 22, 2009 01:40 PM

    Not sure about the candy itself, but Haagen Dazs just came out with a new "Reserve" flavor called "Fleur de Sel Caramel." It's so incredible that I dream about it. MUST TRY!

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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      kobetobiko Apr 22, 2009 10:53 PM

      The Fleur de Sel Caramel from Haagen Dazs actually came out early last year! I found it lacking the salt flavor though.

      Bespoke Chocolate has pretzel-covered sea-salted caramels. While I would still want more salty flavor, this one is pretty darn good!

      http://www.bespokechocolates.com/besp...

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        LeahBaila Apr 23, 2009 06:39 AM

        Yep, I saw on the website that the flavor debuted in Nov/Dec 2008. Unfortunately, I've never seen the "Reserve" line where I shop. Luckily, I check the Haagen Dazs website every now and then. I just can't get enough of this ice cream!

        www.thelunchbelle.com

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          whitneybee Apr 28, 2009 09:49 AM

          Where did you find the Reserve label ice cream? I'd love to try that flavor!

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            newfoodie Apr 28, 2009 10:26 AM

            I saw Haagen Daas Reserve at the Food Emporium on 14th Street recently.

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              LeahBaila Apr 28, 2009 12:12 PM

              It's seriously amazing!!! Follow this link:

              http://www.haagendazs.com/reserve/fds.aspx

              Scroll towards the bottom of the page to “flavor finder.” Enter your zip code, hit “find it,” and you’re golden. Let me know what you think if/when you try!

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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                whitneybee May 22, 2009 05:36 AM

                Finally tried the Fleur De Sel Caramel ice cream from Haagen Dazs last night after spotting it at my local Gristede's, and it was great! Thanks for the rec!

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                  LeahBaila May 22, 2009 05:58 AM

                  Yay! Glad to hear it!! :)

                  www.thelunchbelle.com

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                    eameyer Aug 17, 2009 09:15 AM

                    Just saw this at Food Emporium Bridge Market on 59th and 1st. I feel like I never see it in stores. Can't wait to try!

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                      LeahBaila Aug 18, 2009 10:17 AM

                      Oh wonderful!! Let me know whatcha think!!!

                      www.thelunchbelle.com

    2. DarthEater Apr 23, 2009 04:42 AM

      I've seen it sold in Dean and DeLuca.

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        david sprague May 3, 2009 08:01 PM

        not to extend to another borough, but the met food on 37th ave in jackson hts carries the reserve line @ $4 a pint. love the sea salt caramel.

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        KiwiGirl625 Apr 23, 2009 08:21 AM

        I second the pretzel-covered sea salt caramels from Bespoke. They are excellent! Nunu Chocolates also sells relatively good hand-dipped salt caramels, but the shop is in Brooklyn.

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          ChowDiva Apr 28, 2009 07:19 AM

          Though not technically "in the city" NuNu Chocolate (Boreum Hill) and The Chocolate Room (Park Slope) in Brooklyn make some really great sea salt caramels. I prefer NuNu's. Both are only 3 stops or so from the city.

          1. rose water May 3, 2009 07:03 PM

            dunno if this does the trick, but tribeca treats sells chocolate covered caramels with salt on top.

            1. thegirlnextdoor May 3, 2009 07:54 PM

              I've seen sea salt caramels at Chelsea Market Baskets.

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                hungrycomposer May 3, 2009 08:46 PM

                Has anybody seen the dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt at Trader Joe's? They had them during the holidays, but I haven't seen them in ages. Not super high end, but pretty damn good.

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                  fpassh2o May 24, 2009 07:36 PM

                  they're only available at Trader Joe's at Christmas time.

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                  sarapeater May 5, 2009 02:56 PM

                  I love these things too. Murray's sells them. And Whole Foods has their own brand (not the 365, the other one)

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                    travpard Aug 17, 2009 01:19 PM

                    Mondays in August Shake Shack has salted caramel frozen custard.

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