More and more of the country’s finest artisanal chocolate markers are producing caramels. So which ones should you give your Valentine? To find the 10 best American small-batch, chocolate-covered salted caramels, the Dining section held a blind tasting. Julia Moskin, Florence Fabricant and I sampled 27 candies, alongside Karen DeMasco, the pastry chef at Locanda Verde in Manhattan, and Michael Laiskonis, the creative director of the Institute of Culinary Education.
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