Caramelpalooza

Caramelpalooza 2013: Just a Few More Spots Left for Candy Makers!

Hey sugar slingers -- you have just a few more days left to enter the most fabulous caramel tasting event (well, okay, the only caramel tasting event) of the year.

See also: - Caramelpalooza 2012: The Winners!

Caramelpalooza 2013 will take place Friday, April 5 from 7 p.m. til the caramel runs out, at the Biltmore Fashion Park, the new home to Smeeks, which is partnering with Union and Chow Bella to bring you the fourth annual event.

Chefs can bring anything from traditional caramels to caramel-flavored confections (we've had everything from PB&J caramels to caramel macarons to caramel paletas!). The only rules: Each item must be individually wrapped and prepared in a commercial kitchen. And you've got to bring 350 of 'em.

More details are coming. For now, let us know if you want to sign up -- or have more questions. Email Phoenix New Times managing editor Amy Silverman: [email protected] Deadline to enter: Friday, February 15.

Just wait til you see who's signed up so far.... The competition's gonna be fierce this year. And you might need to shore up your dental work before April 5.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.