The one that started the entire company, the Original Salted Caramel, is soft, buttery and infused with Kentucky bourbon, pure vanilla extract and finished with flaky Celtic grey salt. My parents always order his and hers on this one.

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 ounce box (about 11-13 pieces)

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Great gift for anyone on your list, but be sure to order a few boxes for yourself! You deserve it! These caramels are absolutely amazing!

Werther's who??

Without a doubt, the best caramels I've ever had - and I've had me some caramels. These are chewy without getting stuck in your teeth, sweet without pulling in your cheeks, and smooth as, well, caramel. The salt gives it a little bit of bite but you will have to stop yourself from eating the entire box, in a closet, by yourself, because they are that good.