Caramellos have always sort of been there.
Never really advertised nor lusted after, yet a mainstay enough in the Walgreens’ candy aisle that I knew they were always an option.
[Ed. note: Apparently they were advertised at one point. In a … terrifying … manner.]
In the past week, I’ve stumbled onto three.
I don’t know how they found me, but they did. I can’t say I’m mad.
Caramello 1 (a Gift Bar from the wonderful Jules Bar): Euro style
– These buggers. With their wrappers. And their CDM-style, smooth-ass chocolate.
– Just top-notch. I’d prefer if the caramel were a little less stringy/runny, but this is a winner right here. Also it’s rich enough that you don’t necessarily want to eat the whole thing in one sitting, which is where that swell wrapper comes in handy.
Caramello 2: U.S. style (pictured at top)
– Given my preference for CDM chocolate over standard U.S. chocolate, I was prepared for an inferior candy bar.
– I misjudged.
– The chocolate tastes and feels almost the same as the Euro-style bar. It might be, only very slightly, a little less milky in the chocolate department, but not a difference worth making a big deal about, especially compared to traditional American chocolate bar.
– Didn’t these things use to have a brown, red and yellow wrapper? What happened, guys?
– This is a good candy bar.
– It’s just not as good as the Cadbury kind.
– The chocolate was a little darker, a little waxier. Much more American-style, which highlights the contrast and slight saltiness of the caramel well.
– I am starting to think I’m becoming a CDM fanboy.