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