April 29, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
While that title could, in fact, be simply a list of some of our favorite things, it is actually the name of one of our favorite candies — Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels.
We've long been fans of combining the flavors of sea salt and caramel. And now that combination is available in all kinds of markets. What we haven't seen anywhere else is butterscotch-flavored caramel candy with sea salt. While it may seem a slight distinction, the addition of butterscotch to the mix really does intensify the flavors. It makes the soft caramel a little richer, a little sweeter. The sea salt adds that subtle salty flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness. And then we roll the whole thing in slightly bitter dark chocolate, robustly rounding out the flavors. Sweet-salty-bitter-ahhhhhh.
We haven't seen anything quite like our Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels anywhere else, and we think our price of $3.49 for a seven ounce resealable bag makes them not just unique, but a unique value, as well.