I seem to be buying a lot of caramel filled bars lately. It’s not deliberate, although I’m starting to think there’s something about seeing the word “caramel” that triggers a subliminal “Buy me now!” response in my messed up mind.
Green & Black’s Caramel bar is in a class above most of its competitors though.
Opening the thick paper wrapper reveals a second gold foil wrapper inside, which only serves to increase the expectancy of the chocolate inside.
When you do finally get down to the chocolate, you’re not disappointed either. It’s obvious a lot of attention has gone into the look of the bar – from the design of the chunks right down the piece of card the chocolate sits on to stop it breaking before you get it home.
But the really interesting thing about this bar is the taste. It contains both sea salt and alcohol, and you can taste both. The wrapper claims the sea salt helps cut through the sweetness of the caramel, and I would have to agree. Some caramel bars just taste sickly sweet, but this has real depth.
This is still a very sweet chocolate bar, but unlike certain others I could mention it works because so much thought has gone into it. It might not be to everyone’s taste, but if you’re a caramel fan, give this a whirl.