SILVER SPRING – October is National Caramel Month, which is just the perfect time for the Velatis Caramel Company to celebrate 150 years of serving home-made confections in the Washington Metropolitan area.
The Velatis store has a varied selection of caramels and chocolates, both in texture and flavor.
Customers can choose either a sugary praline caramel: a dry, crumbly, European-style caramel or the traditional chewy caramel.
The flavors range from chocolate walnut and vanilla cashew to pumpkin spice and caramel macchiato, with an additional selection of caramel frosting cupcakes, caramel popcorn, and baked cookies, all made in-house using natural ingredients and Belgian chocolate.
“We keep our candy the same, no preservatives, just like the cream back in the day,” said owner Amy Servais. Servais, who runs the shop and sometimes helps make the confections, is not the first owner of Velatis.