Do you have a special hiding place in your home where you hide things you don’t want others to find? Maybe it’s a journal for your own private thoughts, love letters from a first love, or maybe it’s a hidden safe for family jewelry. Whatever the items, you have your own reasons behind it. Well for the first time in my marriage, I, too am hiding something. These items are precious, valuable, and honestly, too delicious not to safeguard… I am talking about fresh, gooey, buttery caramel from Dallas Caramel Company.
I was lucky enough to get to sample all of the flavors they had to offer. It’s hard to pick a favorite, because they are all so delicious in their own way. The pumpkin is full of creamy fall flavor that does not overpower the caramel, the orange is bright and citrusy, and the drunken nut tastes like the best part of a praline candy with a lovely addition of Whiskey.
But if you locked me in a room and deprived me of carbs, I would have to say the chai caramel is my favorite. Somehow, you are still able to taste the buttery caramel in all of its glory, but all of the spices in chai are discernible as well. From the cardamom, to the cloves, and the cinnamon, it is all there. I am not alone in this vote either, the chai caramel has just won Top Luxury Caramel from the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award.
I was chatting with a friend over the weekend who has also had the pleasure of indulging in these sinful treats, and we gabbed on about the endless desserts that you could incorporate Dallas Caramel Company’s caramel into. The possibilities are endless really. However, realistically, I am not sure they would make it into an actual dessert, because I am likely to eat them all before I even pre-heat my oven.
If your idea of good caramel is Brach’s caramel squares in the candy isle of your grocery store, do yourself a favor, and graduate to an adult caramel. Caramel is all grown up now, and moving on to big and better things.