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Salted Caramels.....I want these now!!

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pearlD Apr 8, 2012 02:26 PM

I just finished an amazing Easter Treat....first time for me..never had these 'Salty Caramels'..am I the last one in the city to eat these? A friend made some of them....said they were hell on wheels to 'wrap' (she did about 200) and she's never going to do it again! WHERE can I buy some?

  1. TorontoJo Apr 8, 2012 02:38 PM

    Were the ones you had covered in chocolate or not? My absolute favourite salted caramels, ever, are the fleur de sel caramels from Soma. Amazing caramel covered in chocolate and sprinkled with fleur de sel. Addictive.

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      pearlD Apr 8, 2012 02:54 PM

      No, they were plain....I could try the ones at Soma, but only as a second choice..thanks.

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        Wahooty Apr 8, 2012 02:58 PM

        Not what you're looking for, but I find a spoonful of dulce de leche with some coarse salt sprinkled on it hits the spot when I have that craving. ;)

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          pearlD Apr 8, 2012 04:51 PM

          What a great idea!!

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            julesrules Apr 9, 2012 05:23 AM

            Hagen Daaz Dulce de Leche ice cream is also good with a sprinkle of Fleur De Sel!

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        justxpete Apr 9, 2012 12:46 AM

        Those are easily my favorite truffles in the city. I believe Splendido turned me on to them years and years ago! I've been an addict ever since. Sometimes I just get a whole box of those - nothing else. Also, somewhat surprisingly, Barque also makes a very good salted chocolate caramel truffle (although I'm not certain if they make them in house). A little on the messy side, but definitely an adequate substitution, and close 2nd, for certain.

        Lastly, TJ, have you been to Odilei chocolate on Dundas, near Por&Co? They have some great fair trade truffles (although, easily as expensive as the 'big guys',) but very high quality.

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          TorontoJo Apr 9, 2012 05:10 AM

          Yeah, I rarely stray outside of the fleur de sel chocolates at Soma. Haven't tried Odilei, will keep an eye out next time I'm in the area.

      3. Otonabee Apr 8, 2012 03:39 PM

        Try Grant Street Caramels - http://www.grantstcaramelco.com/

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          TorontoJo Apr 8, 2012 04:56 PM

          Ooh, 2nd Grant St. They are delicious.

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            peppermint pate Apr 9, 2012 04:39 AM

            Third. We buy the packages at the Brickworks market, sprinkle the salt on ourselves, slice and enjoy. Mmmm.

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              TorontoJo Apr 9, 2012 05:08 AM

              Oh, I always wondered about that option -- does the salt stick to the caramel alright?

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                peppermint pate Apr 9, 2012 07:14 AM

                Yup - no problem. Saves a bit of money, and it's kinda fun, to do it this way.

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                  pearlD Apr 10, 2012 04:51 PM

                  peppermint pate....what a good idea and Brickworks Market is quite close to us so it's a terrific suggestion and dare I say...'a done deal'! many thanks...

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                    peppermint pate Apr 12, 2012 07:51 AM

                    Excellent! Please post back to let us know if they hit the spot.

        2. Baelsette Apr 9, 2012 04:30 AM

          If you are ever in Union Station there is a "Purdy's" in the basement. It is a west coast chain and they make the most amazing salted caramels in both milk and dark. I am a dark chocolate fan but actually prefer their milk chocolate salted caramels. They are truly incredible!

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            Helen Apr 9, 2012 07:37 AM

            They have a Purdy's in Fairview Mall and I've had their salted caramels. Delicious.

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              MiniMom Apr 9, 2012 10:43 AM

              Dlish cupcakes has amazing salted caramel cupcakes. I bought a dozen mixed and ate that one first.. yes the rest were really good this one set the bar very high.

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            dory Apr 9, 2012 02:03 PM

            Costco did have Kirkland brand milk chocolate salted caramels a few months ago. Not sure if they still do. It was probably seasonal.

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              CarNut Apr 9, 2012 06:40 PM

              If you want to try making them, here's a recipe....wondering if you can just skip the chocolate steps.

              http://www.chow.com/recipes/29065-cho...

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                Arcadiaseeker Apr 10, 2012 11:22 AM

                Xococava next to Cava at Yonge and St. Clair - they carry them and they are yummy.

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                  cokeandsnickers Apr 10, 2012 11:36 AM

                  Soma got the whole salted caramel chocolate train rolling years ago. Nowadays you can get some variation of salted chocolate everywhere. I even saw a sea salt and chili donut at Loblaws a while back.

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                    Degustation Apr 10, 2012 11:43 AM

                    I sampled a salted chocolate dipped tamarind caramel at Xococava over the weekend. Tangy fruit with caramel enveloped in dark chocolate with fleur de sel sprinkled on top. Interesting flavour combination, but I think I would have preferred less tamarind and more caramel.

                  2. Wench Foraday Apr 10, 2012 04:06 PM

                    PC Black Label offers plain (i.e. no chocolate) fleur de sel caramels imported from France - although I haven't tried.

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                      Wench Foraday Apr 17, 2012 03:34 PM

                      Probably could predicted this, but these taste like Werthers chewy caramels with a bit of salt. Nothing special at all.

                    2. Tangerina Apr 10, 2012 04:54 PM

                      They sound too delicious! I would love to try these!

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                        MELCH Apr 12, 2012 01:36 PM

                        Bobette & Belle has some amazing ones made in-house. It's one of my fave things they make

                        1. justsayn Apr 27, 2012 12:59 PM

                          If you don't mind some chocolate.....odile chocolat on Dundas west of Bathurst has AMAZING salted caramel filled chocolates.

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                            justxpete Apr 27, 2012 01:11 PM

                            I like their origin chocolates most - and those brownies. I'm an addict.

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                              justsayn Apr 27, 2012 02:33 PM

                              Addict? I hear ya. thanks for the tip on the brownies!

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                                justxpete Apr 27, 2012 11:42 PM

                                Especially addictive when they're of the peruvian chocolate variety.

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