I’ve always been a fan of caramel, and a candy bar called caramello simply has to be good. Or at least that was my reasoning when I picked this up in the grocery store.
Cadbury is of course the well-known British chocolate manufacturer, famous for their Cadbury eggs. They have licensed Hershey’s to manufacture their candy for the US market.
The Caramello King Size bar consists of six squares filled with liquid caramel. Each square has the word Caramello imprinted on it, and it all looks very appetizing. It can be a bit messy to eat, unless you can break the squares apart in the exact right spots. The suggested serving size is 1 bar, so I suppose you could pop the whole thing in your mouth, for a whopping 360 calorie treat.
The caramel filling is soft and runny and sweet. Very sweet. It doesn’t really have much of a caramel favor at all. This is definitely my biggest gripe about the Caramello – It doesn’t taste like caramel. And that’s really the whole point with a name like Caramello.
The milk chocolate shell is ok. lt seems a bit more creamy and chocolatey than your standard Hershey’s chocolate bar, but it doesn’t really stand out. And like the caramel, it too is very sweet.
Overall, the Caramello is a bit of a let-down. The sweetness is almost overbearing. The filling is creamy and has a mild pleasant taste, but the lack of true caramel flavor is disappointing.
Yum: The packaging, name and appearance of the candy are great.
Yuck: Doesn’t have much caramel flavor, and it is a bit too sweet.
|Packaging:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Aroma:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Texture:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Appearance:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Flavor:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Value:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Overall:||(2.0 / 5)|