We're Looking for One More Caramelpalooza Judge -- and It Could be YOU

Our Caramelpalooza limerick contest didn't draw as many entries as the haiku one did, but we do have a winner, Susan Martin, who came up with an excellent one:

In life there are good things to eat,
from savory right through to sweet.
so I want to take
a short caramel break
because chocolate is not as elite.

Pretty good, huh? Susan wins a golden ticket to Friday's Caramelpalooza, going down at 7 p.m. at Smeeks candy shop in CenPho.

We've got one more contest -- with a darn sweet prize, if you ask us.

Want to be an official judge in our blind caramel tasting?!

You do? OK, then get those creative juices flowing. It's time to write an acrostic.

We promise, this will be easier than a limerick. Maybe even easier than haiku. You don't have to count. You just have to write down the word CARAMEL and come up with some more words, which make you think of your favorite sweet -- or otherwise inspire you! Here's an example:

Celebrated candymakers
Regular folks
Meeting March 2 to
Lovely caramel.

Yours will be way better, we know. Leave it in the comments section along with your email address (or email both to [email protected]) by Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m. and we'll let the lucky winner know by Wednesday morning.

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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