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Salted Caramel in Jacksonville/Orlando (or in between)

I was in bed earlier listening to KCRW's Good Food podcast and in a moment of zoning out, I had a real urge for salted caramel. I am interested in anything that is or contains salted caramel...ice cream, confectionery, whatever. I'm quite sure I can make some myself as well but am interested in other renditions where my time and money could be spent on instead of doing it myself.

As the title states, I am looking for the delectable treat in the areas of Jacksonville, Orlando, or in between the two.

I appreciate the help!

Jonathan

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  1. My wife loves these dark chocolate-covered sea salt caramels made by Jo's Candies. We've only found them at Cost Plus World Market (now only in Sanford, since the Orlando one closed).

    1. Sweet Pete's in Springfield has great in house made salted chocolates'. Pete is the Peter in Peterbrookes and has opened his own candy store. Great stuff, most is made right there, and in a very cute building. highly recommended

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      1. re: karenfinan

        If you don't mind springing for shipping, Vosges' caramels are insanely good.

        http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/produc...

        1. re: CFishman

          They better be good for those prices. I wish I knew about Vosges when I was in Chicago. Note taken.

          1. re: ChristDriven

            Not that I am some kind of big spender, but $2 a piece for an exceedingly well conceived and executed caramel or truffle does not strike me as outrageous.

            1. re: CFishman

              You are right. I didn't get a hard look at the quantity. I am on a work computer that doesn't allow Flash so I couldn't actually see a picture. I agree now that I am more educated concerning the product.

              I wonder what the verde one tastes like...

        2. re: karenfinan

          Salted chocolates sound nice but what about caramels? I know his chocolatier lineage demands chocolate but does Peter do any caramels? I am very interested in this and do plan to check it out. Thank you!

          1. re: ChristDriven

            sorry, I meant to say caramels, that is what I meant. They also have chocolates, but it is salted caramels I was talking about, my bad!

        3. There was once a magnificent chocolatier in Jacksonville named Theresa Rogers. She had a shop in Lakewood named Choc-o-lat where she sold handmade chocolates, caramels, toffee and truffles. The caramels were amazing (especially after the caramel had grained-if you could resist eating them for awhile). My wife(at the time my girlfriend) had herbal essence moments while enjoying her chocolate covered caramels. I have not had their equal before or since. Her doors closed abruptly one day. If she opened shop elsewhere, find her and let me know where!!!

          1. Fran's makes an incredible salted caramel. They're based in Seattle, but if you call them, they will tell you who sells them in your area...