National Chocolate Caramel Day

Today is National Chocolate Caramel Day and I am celebrating by posting photos from some local Seattle Cupcake and Chocolate shops.  Everybody loves chocolate and caramel together, its a classic combination and just happens to be my favorite.  Whether in a chocolate candy or in a cupcake, its heaven and well worth the calories. 

                                           A visit to Fran's Chocolates in Downtown Seattle
Fran's Chocolates in downtown Seattle is very popular for its Salted Grey Seasalt Caramels, so that's what I tried. Very rich and the candy had the perfect balance of caramel to chocolate. To top it off, there was seasalt on top.  I don't know about you, but I like a little salt with my chocolate and caramel.  The salt brings out the flavors and all is well. 

Drinking a Caramel Latte with my two Chocolates.  I ate the one on the left in the store then brought the other one home to eat later.  The chocolates are very rich. 

To find out more about Fran's Chocolates, click here.  Bobby Flay took a visit to Fran's on the Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, which is how I got the idea to visit the store.

                                     Salted Caramel Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale

A salted caramel cupcake from Seattle's own Cupcake Royale.  The cake itself was super moist and the salted caramel buttercream hit the spot with the chocolate cake.  It was topped off with chocolate sprinkles. 

                                 For more info on Cupcake Royale and its Cupcakes, click here

                                              A Salted Caramel Cupcake from QFC

This was my first time trying Salted Caramel and I gotta say, Wow!  Who knew the combination would be so good?


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