First there are a few forms that caramel will come in. The most common is the individual blocks wrapped in cellophane. Whereas these are the most economical ($1.98 for 14 ounces) they are also the most time consuming to use. It takes time to unwrap each block and then of course, you can’t help but eat a few of them as you unwrap them – that’s just a given in my kitchen and should be in yours too. Since they are larger blocks of caramel, they also take a little longer to melt. So if you are more cost conscious than time conscious, these are the ideal caramels for you. You can find these in the candy aisle.
Then there are the caramel bits – little balls of caramel. These have been around for about 5 years but up until about a year or two ago, they could only be found in the stores during the holidays. Now they are a constant on the shelf. The bits are easy to measure out and use just what you need. Of course, when I use them, I still sneak a few – just another given. The caramel bits cost more ($2.98 for 9 ounces) but will save you lots of time by not having to unwrap them as well as less melting time. So if you are more time conscious than cost conscious, these are for you. The caramel bits can be found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. flagen.se