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Sweets on Caroline Brings Specialty Confections to Fredericksburg


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Sweets on Caroline is located at 817 Caroline St. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

Sweets on Caroline is located at 817 Caroline St. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

Jan Davis and George Farrar have opened a second business in downtown Fredericksburg. The owners of Taste Oil, Vinegar, Spice are now offering specialty confections right next door at Sweets on Caroline, 817 Caroline St.

Sweets on Caroline features Hummingbird Macarons. The colorful, french-style, cream-filled sandwich cookies come in a multitude of flavors, including the more traditional strawberry, coconut and lemon, and the more exotic rosewater, salted caramel and Earl Grey. Hummingbird Macarons is a Chesapeake, Va., boutique bakery and dessert caterer. They are so popular, Sweets on Caroline sold out within their first three days of opening. Not to worry; deliveries arrive several times a week.

The chocolates of Michel Cluizel are another feature of the shop. The Cluziel family of Normandy, France, has been slow roasting cocoa beans for their chocolates and other confections since 1948, Davis said. Michel Cluizel chocolates have only been available in the United States since 1999.

Sweets on Caroline also carries an assortment of goat's milk based caramels (for the dairy intolerant), sugar free chocolates and ice treats. Davis calls the ice treats, "popsicles for grownups," because they're available in unique flavors.

Sweets on Caroline is open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the store at 540-371-1481.

There are two Taste Oil, Vinegar, Spice locations. The Fredericksburg store is located at 815 Caroline St., and the Culpeper store is at 202 E. Davis St.

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