It’s been a while since we reviewed anything from James Chocolates, so when they offered to send some new samples, I wasn’t going to refuse. Randomly picked from the small selection they sent for review are these sizeable ‘Salted Caramel Honeycomb’ balls.
I say sizeable as the eight balls in this 150g pack are over an inch across, so not something you would want to eat in one go. Yeah, I tried.
The balls themselves are mainly honeycomb, which is then dipped in chocolate and coated with caramel and sea salt. I’ve had plenty of honeycomb and plenty of salted caramel, but I don’t think I’ve ever had this particular combination before.
Bite into one and the first impression is of something very similar to a Cadbury Crunchie. There’s a big crunch from the honeycomb, combined with a fairly decent milk chocolate.
After a second or two, the caramel flavour starts to come through, and this is where it gets a little bit too sweet for my tastes. Crunchie lovers with a very sweet tooth will no doubt like it, but I was really looking for something to cut through the sweetness. Unfortunately, that didn’t come from the salt, which only comes through at the very end, and is a little too salty. It doesn’t feel like a salted caramel, so much as it does ‘caramel’ and ‘salt’ separately.
That said, it’s still quite easy to eat. I managed to eat three before deciding these really were too sweet for me and had to hide them from myself.
Not the most elegant of chocolates, but worth a try if you love honeycomb and you want to try something a bit different from the usual Cadbury fare.