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August 1, 2017

Postre Sea Salt Caramel Lollipops

by Anne Paddock

Say the word “lolly” or “lollipop” and visions of everyone’s favorite childhood treat – big, round, rainbow-colored, tangy, fruity-flavored multi-colored lollipops – comes to mind. Mitch Hedberg, the stand-up comedian once said “a lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage,” but he didn’t quite get it right. Sure, there are lots of lollipops made with artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives but the traditional, magnificent lollipop made with simple ingredients and no artificial anything is also out there for the taking. You just have to look.

Postre of Asheville, North Carolina makes a Sea Salt Caramel Lollipop that will make you wonder why lollies have not been on your list of indulgences in adulthood. Made with just three ingredients – organic cane sugar, organic invert cane syrup, and sea salt – the Sea Salt Caramel Lollipop tastes like a sweet, creamy buttery lollipop – like a hard caramel on a stick – but without the dairy because butter and cream are not used to make these delicious pops.  Hard to believe but true.  And, the lollipop lasts for a long, long time (unless you start biting it which I don’t recommend). Mine lasted about an hour (and I can’t remember any other treat lasting that long!).

Each lollipop is individually wrapped and sold in a 3.5 ounce resealable packet  (each packet contains 5 lollipops) that sells for about $5 per packet at Whole Foods Markets in Asheville and on-line at the company website beginning the first week of August. Go to the company website – www.postrecaramels.com – to place an order.

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