These days there's caramel everything. Caramel coffee. Caramel banana pudding. Chorizo-caramel ice cream, for goodness' sake. But if mom's a caramel fan, we suggest going old school and getting her a bag of the real thing - individually wrapped handmade caramels. Postre Caramels in Asheville makes luscious caramels in three flavors – Sea Salt, Chocolate and Sourwood Honey. We tried the honey caramels. You taste the butter. You taste the honey. You get the tiniest bit of salt. If mom can resist chewing on them, they will slowly melt on her tongue and remind her why she fell in love with caramel in the first place. Postre Caramels also makes caramel sauce and lollipops if you really want to get mom stocked up. If you go to The Local Exchange, you can buy the caramels by the piece as well. $5.99 for a 2.5-ounce bag. Available at The Local Exchange, 130 South Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-3136. Star Provisions, 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., 404-365-0410 ext. 4. Or online at postrecaramels.com.
Crazy about peanuts and chocolate?