Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Caramel Chaos GiveAway!

Welcome to the Etsy Caramel Chaos Giveaway!

CLOSED - winner -sandiesfriend1. Thanks for the entries!


I had the wonderful opportunity of being able to review and giveaway some of Caramel Chaos' delicious caramel. I was not paid to endorse it. These are my personal opinions.
First and foremost, they ship so quickly! I was UBER impressed!
The caramels are in glass mason jars, kinda like what you might find at a county fair, where they sell homemade jelly. Now, I knew the caramel would be good. But I think I underestimated HOW good it would be. Its the best caramel I have ever had! Not too sweet, not too runny.. just, well, perfect! The first and only problem I experienced, was figuring out which one to keep for myself, and which two to give away! I finally decided on blackberry. I love blackberry anything. I wasn't sure how a blackberry caramel would taste. I almost picked the plain caramel. Let me tell you, I did not make a mistake. The flavor of it is light, not too strong. But you can definitely taste it! I think I just broke my diet! :)
With the caramel, they also shipped me some recipes, which I have included for you below!
I made Cinnamon Struesel Muffins, and added caramel in the batter! Then, when they were done, I drizzled it on top. They tasted much better than they normally do! Giana loved them!







Did I mention Caramel Chaos is hosting a promo code for my readers? If you cant wait to win, or just have to have it it now, the code is:
Promo code: CHAOS1978 (20%off)




About
Gaylene Glenn & Chef Tony
Kearney, NE
From his bio...

"Chef Tony Foster has been a professional chef for over 12 years. Originally from Colorado and currently in Nebraska; with the limited eateries in NE I decided to go into business for myself with my Caramel Chaos sauces. We have five different flavors available for purchase The Original Caramel Chaos flavor, Blueberry Caramel, Blackberry Caramel, Raspberry Caramel and Jalapeño Caramel. Each flavor is subtly infused with the original flavor to bring forward a nice complex flavor.
We use few ingredients and stick with the natural simplex flavor of the caramel sauce. Our flavors are not flavored syrups but infused caramel.


The caramels are a fruit infusion. They are first and foremost caramel, not flavored syrups. I make them from scratch with real ingredients. I’m sure you have noticed the separation on the bottom of the jar; ( I didn't see any in mine - per Casey) this is due to using real cream and butter. The only way to alleviate the separation is to pack the caramel with preservatives and threaten the integrity of the caramel itself (just give it a little stir and all will be well.) We have five flavors Regular, Jalapeño, Blueberry, Blackberry and Red Raspberry.

“There's a direct path between earth and heaven, and that is caramel.” ~Lorrie Moore from A GATE AT THE STAIRS (Great book by the way)


We suggest refrigeration after opening and stir well before using. You can place the container in the microwave (without the lid of course,) for 30 seconds to loosen the caramel back up.
Payment
We accept Pay Pal, Money Orders"
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A good Caramel Recipe from Casey's kitchen..
Caramel Shortbread

Ingredients
First Layer:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
Second Layer:
1/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (dark is the best)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
Directions
First layer: Combine flour, confectioner's sugar and 1/2 cup butter, crumble together well. Press into an ungreased 8x8 inch pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Take out of oven and cool on a rack or baking sheet. Second layer: Melt 3/4 cup butter and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan. Add the brown sugar and the sweetened condensed milk. Mix well; then bring to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes stirring constantly. It burns very easily when boiling. Remove from heat, then beat with a spoon until it thickens and gets blobby. You will need to take a moments rest now and then as you beat it. Pour the mixture over the first layer, and let chill overnight. Invert onto plastic wrap (this makes it easier to cut through the bottom). Cut into squares.

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Chef Tony's Creations and recommendations for uses!
Caramel Recipes from Caramel Chaos

Coconut Caramel S’mores Ice Cream: Vanilla ice cream, diced coconut marshmallows, bananas, lightly crushed graham crackers, and some caramel; mix it up cold stone style... This could change your life.

Jalapeño Hot Chocolate: Add a couple of spoonfuls of Jalapeño (or whatever flavor for that matter,) to some hot chocolate for a smooth caramel highlight. Great with coffee as well…

Raspberry Brownies: Use your favorite brownie recipe and top with raspberry caramel chaos.

Caramel Cream Pie: Use your favorite pie crust, whether it be graham cracker, Oreo, Nilla wafer or homemade pie crust from scratch, lay down a layer of melted marshmallows, a layer of caramel chaos, a layer of pudding (vanilla, banana, white chocolate,) a layer of fresh whipped cream and drizzle some more caramel on top. A smooth creamy pie perfect for any occasion…

Caramel Fondue with some strawberries, peaches, brioche and pound cake. Slowly heat up some caramel chaos in a double boiler and pour into your favorite fondue pot and serve with your favorite seasonal fruit and sweet breads.

Caramel Napoleon: Take some pound cake and slice it pretty thin, make layers with your favorite jelly or jam, some homemade whipped cream, and some caramel chaos. Place these fillings between each layer of sweet bread; try to do about three layers.

Acorn squash with caramel: Cut the top of an acorn squash off and deseed. Fill the cavity with butter and brown sugar and bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Pull out let cool, slice and serve with some jalapeño Caramel Chaos.

Caramelized Bananas: Slice some bananas about 1/4” to a ½” thick and sear in a hot pan with some butter. Add 1/3 cup of brown sugar and deglaze with some rum or bourbon. Let the liquor reduce and form a syrup with the sugar (don’t scorch.) Serve over some ice cream or cake with some caramel chaos to blend everything together.

A perfect accompaniment for oatmeal, pancakes, French toast, cakes, cheese cakes, brownies, fresh fruit (apples were actually made for caramel I think,) hot beverages and anything that needs an extra kick of sweet.













FOR THE FUN PART! ~The Sweeps!~

The winner of the sweepstakes will receive 2 jars of caramel, Raspberry Caramel and Original Caramel.

The rules:
Leave one comment per entry. You MUST do the mandatory entry.
You can get extra entries by doing the other things, one comment per thing you do.
Please be sure your Google Friend Connect (or Blogger account) has your email listed where it says "Email" on your profile. If not, please leave it on one of your comment, preferably with your mandatory entry.


MANDATORY ENTRY
Follow this blog and visit Caramel Chaos on Etsy and tell them, in a comment on this post which caramel you would most want to try! Caramel Chaos on Etsy

Extra Entries
EARN 1 Entry - Like Caramel Chaos on FaceBook HERE
EARN 1 Entry - Enter ANY of my other sweepstakes, and comment back here that you did, and which post I can find it on.
EARN 5 Entries - Buy Caramel from Caramel Chaos (This will you get FIVE extra entries, leave 5 separate comments all saying "purchased"
EARN 2 Entries - Share this sweepstakes link/url on FaceBook (must have public profile) and comment with a link to where it is. Please remember to leave 2 comments saying you did this.
EARN 3 Entries - Follow me on Twitter, via My twitter button on the sidebar and tweet this:
" Come check out @1caseycolette sweepstakes on http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com " Again, please remember to leave separate comments to get all 3 entries.


This sweepstakes closes Feb 6th at noon Eastern.
Thats it!~ Good luck!~

79 comments:

COURtENEY.bRiANNE said...

I like caramel chaos on fb!

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COURtENEY.bRiANNE said...

i entered all of your other sweeps.

lisaray said...

I am following. I think both the blackberry and blueberry sound really good, but the blackberry calls to me the most.

sandiesfriend1 said...

I like caramel chaos on facebook!! I would like the jalapeno the best, I bet!!

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect and I most want to try the Blackberry Caramel!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Caramel Chaos on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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caramelchaos said...

Thanks for the good words. Here is a link to Etsy:http://www.etsy.com/shop/caramelchaos

caramelchaos said...

Here is a link to Face Book as well:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Caramel-Chaos/182889501728008

mverno said...

i follow and i like the blueberry caramel
mverno@roadrunner

PAIGE said...

I want to try the Raspberry caramel sause. Mmmmmm
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Kia89 said...

I follow your blog. I like the blueberry caramel.
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babytrees said...

following via google reader...would love to try the regular caramel...for in my hot chocolate

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Linda Kish said...

I love good caramel

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BethElderton said...

The Blackberry and Blueberry sound great, but Raspberry would be my favorite.

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BethElderton said...

I'm brand new gfc friend, Beth Elderton

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drew said...

i love the caramel chaos of esty .. never has something tasted so good over warm moist muffins.. you sold me!

corabeth said...

I follow your blog.
I would like the regular caramel the best.

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corabeth said...

I like Caramel Chaos on Facebook!!!

corabeth said...

entered sweepstakes for $10 paypal!

corabeth said...

shared on facebook.

corabeth said...

shared on facebook.

corabeth said...

following on twitter.

corabeth said...

following on twitter

corabeth said...

following on twitter.

sandiesfriend1 said...

I would like to win the raspberry caramel.. I love raspberries.

sandiesfriend1 said...

shared on facebook

sandiesfriend1 said...

I follow courteneybrianne as well.

sandiesfriend1 said...

I follow via google reader as well.

Sharon Harmon said...

I would LOVE to try the dreamy, creamy Original Caramel Regular Flavor SauceFrom caramelchaos! ;)
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julis55 said...

I want to try the Raspberry caramel sause

I follow via GFC

Gianna said...

The Original Caramel Regular Flavor Sauce.
Now following GFC.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the raspberry carmel! MMM!
I am a follower!

Shannon
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Marija said...

I'd love to try the jalapeno caramel sauce!

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Frugaluser said...

I follow you on gfc and I would really want to the the blueberry one! sounds yummy as they all do.
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Angella said...

I would love to try the jalapeno caramel

DanaS said...

Blueberry or jalapeno sound best to me!
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Ayereiss said...

I'd definitely want to try the raspberry caramel, but they all sound delicious! And I follow you on gfc. Thanks for the yummy giveaway :D
Nancy
nafairbank (at) gmail (dot) com

Golfergirl said...

I'm following. Looks like yummy caramel. I love those recipes. Bananas and caramel has me salivating.

January B said...

The blueberry caramel sounds like pure heaven!

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January B said...
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January B said...

Forgot to mention I follow you via GFC.

I like Caramel Chaos on FB

Jacqueline said...

im a follower! id love to try the raspberry caramel sauce! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Grace said...

I would like to try the Jalepeno Caramel Sauce
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llinda29 said...

I want The Original Caramel Regular Flavor Sauce and I gfc

Rebecca said...

i think the raspberry would be delicious! i love caramel

Joy said...

I follow you on google and I like The Original Caramel Regular Flavor Sauce. Thanks.
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jandsfox_143 said...

I would like to try the original.
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ky2here said...

GFC follower kycouple2000 - I'll dare to try the jalapeno caramel.

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Anonymous said...

Blueberry Caramel intrigues me!

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Renae said...

Following via GFC, I'd love to try the Blackberry Caramel.

Renae said...

Liked Caramel Chaos on Facebook

Renae said...

Following on Twitter and Tweeted #1

Renae said...

Following on Twitter and Tweeted #2

Renae said...

Following on Twitter and Tweeted #3

Diane52 said...

Yummy blueberry caramel
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Gina said...

I looovvve blueberries, so Blueberry Caramel Sauce would be my choice.
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susan1215 said...

I follow via google reader I'd like to try the regular caramel

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susan1215 said...

Liked Caramel Chaos on Facebook

Susan S

Kitty Cardero said...

I would love to try the Blueberry Caramel Sauce.

Lisa said...

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I'd like to try the Blueberry Caramel Sauce.
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Lisa said...

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Kitty Cardero said...

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Shared on FB 2 http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=191313670897181&id=100001974503018

Kitty Cardero said...

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Jennifer said...

I want to try both the Blueberry and Raspberry, probably Raspberry the most.

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Atreau said...

I would love to try the blackberry!

daisy65014 said...

I would love to try the Raspberry thanks.
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purango said...

I follow. I want to try Red Raspberry. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

google friend klp1965
kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

id like to try the The Original Caramel Regular Flavor Sauce

Nancy said...

I follow you via GFC: allibrary.

The Raspberry Carmel Sauce sounds fabulous!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Laura said...

Follow you on GFC and would love to try the Raspberry Caramel sauce! Yumm! slostrem at zumatel dot net

caramelchaos said...

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