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Tuesday
Nov272007

Bend it Like Bequet: Chipotle Caramels by Bequet Confections (Via Cakespy Seattle)

Bend it like Bequet

When it comes to caramel, there are natural pairs that come to your mind. Caramel and apple. Caramel and chocolate. But caramel and chipotle? Big taste, or big mistake?

Intrigued by the idea we bought a small bag of the treats, which are made by Montana-based Béquet Confections. Robin Béquet started the company in 2001, after over 20 years in the tech world. After an industry crash, she turned inwardly, asking herself "what should I do now?". The answer: start making artisan caramels, naturally.

And we're glad she did. Caramels are, of course, inherently good: Cream, sugar, a little salt. But in the chipotle caramels, the unexpected flavoring added something special to the taste. While the chipotle wasn't necessarily spicy in a "hot" way, it did add a certain robustness to the overall flavor. The taste of chipotle wasn't immediately evident, instead developing as more of an aftertaste, rounding out the sweetness of the caramel with a satisfying savoriness.

Sweet, but slightly unexpected, and very addictive.

Béquet Confections' full product line, including caramels in the chipotle flavor as well as espresso, vanilla, celtic sea salt and chocolate, is available online at bequetconfections.com.

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Reader Comments (5)

Okay..this sounds really intriguing..I LOVE caramel...and I LOVE chipotle..I can't imagine them together but hey, why not?

November 28 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Oh my your goodies sound so decadent! Thank you so much for your kind words and the visit to my blog. It is still so hard. I am sure I will miss my Tilly forever.

November 28 | Unregistered CommenterVeg-a-Nut

I just cracked up myself reading this one. Love the play on the movie! And Beckham is hot so any reference to cupcakes and any illusion to a cupcake with Beckham is just erotic (should be banned).

Thanks for reading, but don't you think we should start a cupcake forum?

I made a new batch, lemon cupcake with blueberry creamcheese frosting and gave a few at the local bookstore they died (good thing I know CPR).

btw...caramel is the BEST. what a delicious creation, but if you have any molar fillings be super duper careful with hardening caramel haha!

November 28 | Unregistered CommenterCupcake Monster

Sherry, give it a try! It is very good and unexpected.

Veg a nut, We love anything decadent! Once again sorry for your loss :-(

Cupcake Monster, let's get married. Really.

November 29 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

I've tried the Celtic Sea Salt and it is really really really addictive.

October 12 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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