Like that perfect cup of coffee on a cold morning, these espresso caramels are something special. Our small batch, hand-made caramel is infused with crushed Costa Rican Tarrazu coffee beans, a shot of pure, fresh pulled espresso, 100% natural vanilla and almond extract and then finished with a sprinkling of hand-crushed espresso beans and sea salt.
As a part of of 5-year celebration, I am bringing back some of my favorite products that have graced the shelves of RLC over the years. When I first opened, I carried these handmade caramels from Memphis' Shotwell Candy Company. Owned by Jerrod Smith, a corporate attorney, he would make them after work (and his three daughters were asleep) every night in a big copper pot in their home kitchen (roughly 9pm - 2am). Each piece was hand-cut and wrapped in brown wax paper. And each piece tastes like a little bit of heaven. In the subsequent five years, the company has grown. I was one of only a handful of businesses carrying the product, but now Shotwell (named after his great-grandfather, L. Shotwell George) is well-known around the south, even raking in accolades from such names as Garden & Gun (2015 Made in the South Award runner up), Real Simple, Southern Living (2015 Southern Living Food Award for Best Sweet), Fine Cooking, Grub Street and even Entertainment Weekly.
4 ouce box (about 11-13 pieces).