The Los Angeles Instances says the salted caramels at Little Flower Sweet Co. maintain “the sort of foreign money salt itself as soon as had,” at the least for Pasadena locals. Along with the usual trifecta of salt, vanilla, and chocolate, the sticky candies are available a fourth, surprising taste made with fish salt from the favored Vietnamese-style model Pink Boat. The pinkish granules, that are packaged from the leftover salt that strains the barrels which have been drained of Pink Boat fish sauce, impart a “pure contact of umami to any dish,” per the model.

When married with the responsibly sourced Cambodian palm sugar that is utilized in all of Little Flower’s candies, the anchovy-infused salt lends a extra pungent be aware to the traditional mixture of salt and caramel. Little Flower’s Govt Chef, Cecilia Leung, describes the fishy confection as “silky” and “attractive.” If you wish to attempt them for your self, you may need to pay a go to to the store in particular person. As of this writing, on-line inventory solely contains the unique three caramel flavors.