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Salted Caramel in Jacksonville/Orlando (or in between)

ChristDriven Oct 10, 2010 05:30 PM

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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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Oct 10, 2010 05:40 PM

    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).

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      karenfinan Oct 10, 2010 06:51 PM

      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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        CFishman Oct 11, 2010 05:01 AM

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

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

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          ChristDriven Oct 11, 2010 06:07 AM

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

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            CFishman Oct 11, 2010 07:35 AM

            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.

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              ChristDriven Oct 11, 2010 11:16 AM

              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...

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          ChristDriven Oct 11, 2010 06:02 AM

          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!

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            karenfinan Oct 11, 2010 08:21 AM

            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!

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          PhilinJax Feb 8, 2011 09:43 AM

          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!!!

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            Trufflebaby Feb 8, 2011 03:44 PM

            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...

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