Thursday, January 22, 2009

Seattle Fran's

President Reagan had his jellybeans and President Obama has his own favorite candy. Seattle's Fran's Chocolates is usually cranking out Valentine candy and chocolate hearts at this time of year to prepare for the candy holiday but the chocolatier is now focusing on salted caramels. That's because President Obama loves the candy and demand has soared through the roof. The Seattle Times reports that Fran's Chocolates has increased their salted-caramel production by 50 percent since various sources mentioned the presidential favorite. Barack Obama prefers the milk chocolate covered caramels with smoked salt while Michelle Obama enjoys the dark-chocolate-covered caramels with gray salt. You can test both kinds with a 16-piece box that sells for $24.