Sanders Milk Chocolate Caramels

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on February 28 2007 | Leave A Comment

Sanders CaramelThis is another offering from Sanders Candy – makers of the quite yummy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties I reviewed recently.

Milk Chocolate Caramels are large milk chocolates (obviously) with a thick, chewy caramel centre and decorated with thin lines of dark chocolate.

As with the Peppermint Patties, these are substantial chocolates. Sanders obviously like to make ‘em big.

But I find myself in two minds about these. On one level, they’re quite tasty, filling chocs. But on another level, I’m not convinced they belong is a box with ‘Premiere Chocolatier’ written on it.

Sanders CaramelYou see, when I bite into them, I can’t help but think of (European) Mars Bars. The chocolate is similar and the caramel is similar if a little chewier. If they had a soft nougat layer, they’d be almost indistinguishable from ‘fun size’ Mars Bars.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing – I buy Mars Bars out of choice quite regularly. And it certainly didn’t stop me polishing off the whole box in a few days… but this isn’t really aimed at the every-day-candy-bar market.

I think maybe you’d get these to share with the family or casual visitors, rather than buy them as a gift. They’re nice enough… just a touch… ordinary.

Interestingly, Wisconsin Candy Dish has a slightly different opinion, so maybe it’s all down to differences in American and European tastes.

Comments On This Post

  1. Hm, I don’t know what it is but these chocolates look somehow cheap and old to me (and so did the patties), I wouldn’t even consider eating them. Is it just the photos that don’t do them justice colourwise or simply me? :)
    Anyhow, love your blog!

  2. Hi Dom,

    Funny how you liked the patties and we liked the milk chocolate caramels. Actually, I appreciated the patties as a mint more than a candy. I was all about the caramel center on this one anyway.
    The Mars bars we grew up with were cruelly taken from us and replaced with Snickers Almond (I didn’t know this until Cybele at Candyblog told me).
    ~Waaaahhh~

  3. love the idea…. The chocolate is an indulgeance of no esteem… blog on………

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