Werther’s Original Caramel Chocolate Dark

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on January 7 2010 | Leave A Comment
Werther’s Original Caramel Chocolate

I had a friend who found a cute little ceramic pig in a shop. She bought it and proudly displayed it on a shelf in her room. And from that point on, she was the pig person. Birthdays, Christmas and pretty much any other occasion, she was given pigs. She didn’t particularly like pigs – it was just that one original pig she liked – but she was labelled from that point on and ended up with an impressive collection she didn’t really want.

Werther’s Original Caramel Chocolate

Fortunately, I really, really like chocolate and so the fact that now everybody I know is giving me chocolate because of this blog isn’t really too much of a problem and I am very happy with the large box of chocolate that I’ve accumulated. In fact, it is kind of entertaining because people are trying to find the most unusual stuff to give me. Just like in the case of Werther’s Original Caramel Chocolate Dark with 42% Cacao.

Most people are familiar with Werther’s hard butterscotch candies, but they aren’t a name that immediately jumps to mind when it comes to chocolate. I think at one point they had chocolate covered butterscotch sweets, but these are a completely different and I didn’t know what to expect.

Werther’s Original Caramel Chocolate

From the front of the bag, it became apparent that these were marbled chocolate and caramel although that didn’t really clear anything up because I was now imagining something chewy. The chocolates are an appealing oval shape – not too thick and right at the borderline between one and two bites. The marbling means that there’s no denying that these are pretty but unfortunately that just isn’t reflected in the taste at all. In fact, the taste is rather strange and just plain confusing. And definitely not chewy.

The caramel and chocolate fight it out right from the start, and neither of the flavours win out. They clash and it isn’t pretty. It turns out that the caramel is actually caramel flavoured white chocolate, so they are much sweeter than they should be and don’t even melt nicely. To be honest, alarm bells should have gone off when they described 42% chocolate as rich and dark but I never did expect the peculiar aftertaste that is neither chocolate nor caramel.

Definitely not recommended.

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Comments On This Post

  1. u8mypinkcookies

    My grandpa loves Werther’s original caramel!

  2. Helen Bennett

    I live in Aberdeen, Scotland, we have large stores nearby, Tesco, Asda’s. Morrisons and Sainsbury’s. None of these stores have the new Werther’s Original Dark Caramel Chocolate Dark for sale in their stores. And yet!! your product is being advertised on all the television channels here in the UK.

  3. vivienne okoroafor

    I cannot but wethers chocolate in my area why

  4. Mavis Gikes

    I love the new werthers chocolates, especially the dark flavour. But they are harfor thisy reason d to find in the shops. Is there any reason for this

  5. Mary Ann Young

    Sir:
    I have been to every candy store in my town of Zanesville,Ohio
    looking for the Chocolate Werthers I see advertised on the Hallmark ‘Channel.
    Please let me know when and where they will be available.

    the commercial makes me salivate.
    Thank You
    Mary Ann Young
    150 E.Highland Dr
    Zanesville Ohio 43701

  6. Michael (Chocablog Staff)

    Mary Ann – this is just a blog which has written about the Werther’s chocolates. We don’t actually work for Werther’s, so I would suggest you go to their website and use the “Contact Us” option on their site.
    Hope that helps,
    Michael

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