The best caramel comes from Montana
While the 2001 telecom crash seemed disastrous to some, it was actually the food world’s gain. Because we got Robin Bequet, a casualty of crash with a talent for confection, most specifically, for making caramel. Her company, Bequet Confections of Bozeman, Montana has been garnering national attention since its inception at the end of 2001. The winners of over half a dozen candy awards, these caramels are now distributed through gourmet retailers nationwide and are worthy of every bit of attention they receive.
And since confections always rank high as romantic gifts, we’re featuring these American, artisan candies as the treat we can’t get enough of right now. We might even go so far as to call them perfection!
What makes a perfect caramel?
These are, without question, among the very best caramels we’ve tried–from anywhere in the world. But what makes these gourmet confections so special? Bequet understands the importance of texture. But Robin Bequet’s product isn’t just about texture. No, this is candy with balance.
Seriously, these candies it all: chewy; unctuous; seductive and the ever-so-important balance between salt and sweet so many caramel makers lack. The candies, are made in small batches. Bequet uses pure ingredients and every single piece is hand inspected. This is a candy made with the love and attention it deserves.
Gourmet caramels in a variety of flavors
Although we couldn’t recommend the classic caramel more highly, Bequet offers an interesting choice of flavors. In fact, there are thirteen varieties from which to choose, ranging from fairly traditional to completely quirky. One of our favorites is a flavor we would probably never have ordered on our own, but we received an assortment as a gift. Green Apple offers a tart note reminiscent of a caramel-dipped apple…but without the mess. It is a flavor that surprised us and excited our taste buds with the challenge of something entirely unexpected.
The most popular flavors include the Sea Salt and Salt-Chocolate Caramels. There’s also Espresso for the coffee lovers and a chipotle-spiked variety for those who appreciate the aphrodisiac of chiles. But rather than try to choose, we recommend ordering an assortment–in a very, very large box!
Where to buy Bequet Confections
Bequet distributes their gourmet confections through gourmet and candy retailers across the U.S. But you can also order through their easy to use website. Or you can order your Bequet caramels through Amazon.com.
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