For my birthday last month, my college roommate (whose birthday is the same day!) sent me Fleur de Sel Caramels from Boule Patisserie, one of her favorite places in Los Angeles. Sadly the caramels are only on the local pick-up part of the site (scroll down , as they are towards the end of the page) but I still had to post about them.
Salted caramel has become really popular this fall, probably because Starbucks made it ubiquitous with its new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Salted caramel is actually the only caramel I like, so this has been particularly fortunate for me! And just as I was thinking they might be easier to find than before, my lovely friend send me the box you see above in the picture.
They are *so* good — I may even call the store and find out if they could ship another box to me. The caramel is creamy, but not burnt tasting they way some caramels get, and it’s soft, yet with crunchy bits of salt in it. The salt contrasts perfectly in both texture and flavor with the soft creamy caramel.
If Boule does not ship, I did find Have it Confections on etsy. They have Fleur de Sel caramels, and the description seems to be spot-on. And, I see they are donating a large amount of their sales this weekend to Midnight Mission, an L.A. charity. 5% of the sales go to Midnight Mission every month, but this weekend it’s 100% of every other sale. More reason to contemplate an order.
Whereever you get them from, salted caramels are worth trying. Now I am off to see where I buy some locally. One can always hope.
P.S. I just realized that the Boule Patisserie updated its website to highlight their macarons on their front page. This is hilarious — and in keeping with the theme that everywhere I go (even virtually!) I stumble on macarons. Boule did not have that picture last month. I am still convinced it’s an invasion!
Picture by City Girl
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