Battle of the Dishes

Caramelpalooza 2011: A Sticky Situation

Last Friday, locals craving a sugar rush lined up in the parking lot of Smeeks at Central and Camelback roads for Chow Bella's second Caramelpalooza event. The judging is over, and a favorite was selected by both the audience and a judging panel -- Essence Bakery's delicious caramel macaron, served in miniature.

But does a French cookie really count as a caramel? We pitted all 11 caramel entries against each other in a Battle of the Dishes royale to determine which one was not only the tastiest, but the best example of what a caramel really is.

Find out our pick after the jump...