Candy Review #1: Milky Way Simply Caramel

24 Jan
Mmmm... candy...

Its wrapper is effective camouflage allowing it to blend into its surroundings and hide from candyvores like me.

My first food related post! Boys and girls, what we have here is an interesting new candy bar that crossed my path when I was out grocery shopping. As the name suggests, it’s a Milky Way bar filled with caramel. Now, a Milky Way isn’t the most complex candy there is. Chocolate, nougat, caramel and there you have it. This variation ditches the nougat to focus on what the wrapper claims is “rich delicious caramel.”

I’m a nougat fan. One might argue that a 3 Musketeers bar is the opposite of this, chocolate surrounding nougat and nothing else. I was understandably a little skeptical about this because after all, how much caramel can you have at one sitting?

Turns out you can have a lot. This thing is quite good. The chocolate shell is thick, but not so thick as to make it seem like they’re robbing you of the bar’s precious insides. I’m thinking they had to make it thick so that it wouldn’t collapse under it’s own weight; the bar is small, but dense. And it’s not like opening a giant bag of chips to find that it’s 80% air, the caramel practically oozes out of this confectionery marvel. Of course it goes without saying that if you’re not big on caramel, you’re not going to find much to like here. However, if you’ve got a craving for some caramel in a conveniently edible chocolate delivery mechanism, you can’t go wrong with one of these.

I just had a thought…
3 Musketeers = Chocolate + Nougat
Milky Way Simply Caramel = Chocolate + Caramel
Milky Way = Chocolate + Caramel + Nougat
So if one were to have both a 3 Musketeers and a Milky Way Simply Caramel and stacked them on top of one another, then tried to take a bite, you would have possibly the most indulgent Milky Way bar ever… but to attempt such a thing would be madness… I… I have to go. I need to go try something. Um, something wholly unrelated to this.

Vital Stats:
Milky Way Simply Caramel
Net Wt 1.91 Oz (54.1 g)
Cost: $0.65, or whatever the store is charging for the rest of it’s standard candy bars
Calorie count: Really? You’re shoving nearly 2 ounces of chocolate and caramel in your mouth and you’re worried about calories? More than 3, that’s how many calories.

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Posted by on January 24, 2010 in Candy!



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