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Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce, reviewed

TJ's Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce
Towards the holidays, Trader Joe’s puts out all kinds of seasonal offerings. Their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels are always at the top of my list. Dark chocolate is a great combination with caramel most of the time, but with these candies I’m just in it for the silky smooth caramel and the crunch of coarse salt sprinkled on top of the candies. It is delicious and addictive. Naturally, when I spotted Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce on the shelf, I had to pick some up.

The caramel sauce has a very similar consistency to the center of those dark chocolates I like so much: smooth and creamy enough to melt easily on your tongue. You can taste the sugar, butter, cream and vanilla in the caramel, too. There is no coarse sea salt here, but there is a noticeable amount in the the caramel and the contrast of sweet and salty will definitely make your mouth water. In short, the sauce is delicious. I also appreciate that, unlike its chocolate-wrapped cousin, it can be used in many applications, from topping off an ice cream sundae or giving a batch of brownies a sweet swirl.

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  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    October 12, 2010

    i have been eying that sauce every time i am at trader joes and keep telling myself i should make it myself, but if it is that good……..

  • Linda
    October 12, 2010

    Looks amazing. I haven’t seen it at my TJ’s yet. Maybe they got it in last week when I missed my weekly visit. I love trying their products and am rarely disappointed. Have you tried their new cake mixes yet? I’ve been wanting to get one to see how it works with some cake mix recipes.

  • the blissful baker
    October 12, 2010

    i love trader joe’s! i usually make my own caramel sauce, but this one sounds heavenly too!

  • Amy
    October 14, 2010

    It sounds like a winner! Must avoid the baking aisle otherwise I fear it could mysteriously end up in my cart…

  • Katie A
    October 22, 2010

    Brought this to a dinner party along with TJ’s vanilla bean ice cream for a simple dessert. Yum. It was a big hit because the salt enriches the caramel flavor and cuts the sweetness. I have noticed that my local TJ’s is constantly restocking this item – it’s popular!

  • Rachel
    November 10, 2010

    Mmm definitely going to buy this soon!

  • Nancy
    January 13, 2012

    I’m used to jars with lids that pop when you open them. When I opened my jar of TJ’s caramel sauce I’m pretty sure I heard a little sound like unsealing…but there is no plastic or foil seal…it’s supposed to be like that, right? I just want to make sure. How can you tell if it’s safe/untampered with? I know I sound paranoid… ;p

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