S'mores not just for kids anymore

January 26, 2011

 

A new year brings new treats from confection company Salted Caramel, giving three new products a ride on their carousel of whimsical, circus-themed sweet and savory snacks. First up under the big tent - salted bourbon caramels - made with Heritage Prairie Farm's handmade honey and finished with flaked sea salt. Next up, marshmallows - but not your everyday kind. These are pub-inspired stout marshmallows infused with beer. Last but not least, pretzel grahams, serving both sweet and salty cravings. What do you get when you combine all three? S'mores of course.
 
It's an adult-friendly, novel approach to a classic childhood favorite; afterall, beer and pretzels make a nice pairing, but beer and marshmallows, who would have thought? Salted Caramel's Signature S'mores are the brainchild of Confectioner and Founder Gina Haravon. "My favorite chocolate cake has Guinness in it," she said of the edgy idea. "So I thought about making a marshmallow with stout, and I love microbrews."
 
The three new products are the latest in a string of sweet and savory confections released by the one-year-old company best known for its Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn and its vegetarian sister, Smoked Pecan Caramel Corn. So what's next? "A big focus this year is to bring our treats to the popular wedding trend of sweet tables," said Bridget Doherty, Haravon's business partner. "We'll be offering fresh items that can supplement our packaged candies."
 
A variety of the gourmet sweet treats, ranging anywhere from $7 for 15 marshmallows, to $85 for 3.5 lbs. of popcorn, can be found at select grocery stores and bakeries. For more information, or to purchase products from the entire line, visit www.saltedcaramel.net.