Classic rich caramel with a bit of French Sea Salt to open the taste buds.
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I actually enjoyed these caramels on two separate occasions. The first time, I had a glass of iced tea at my side, and I really loved this RadioactiTEA Iced Tea from 52Teas with these. One of the best “pure” iced teas I’ve had in a very long time, and the sweet flavors of the Assam complimented the flavor of the caramel quite well. Based upon that experience, I decided to try another Assam with this tea – this time, I served it hot. This 2nd Flush Assam from Tea Horse went along with the caramel tones very nicely too. These caramels make a really decadent tea-time treat!
What I Think:
When I saw that Fleur de Sel Caramels were going to be included with the Seattle Box (my last box from Foodzie!), it was probably the main selling point for the box and what led me to ultimately decide to choose the Seattle Box over the other selections. I mean, why go healthy with the raw food when I can have salted caramels, right? I mean, if I’m in a sample line at Costco (just using Costco as an example, since that is typically where I find many sample tables!) and I have to choose between a sweet, creamy salted caramel and a raw granola health food concoction, I’m going to choose the salted caramel every single time. Sure, I enjoy a good granola bar, and I’ve reviewed a few here on this blog… but, when it comes to my taste buds preference, well, I’d say they’re more sweet toothed than health foodie.
I know I’ve mentioned before my adoration for salted caramels … and while I didn’t know which company was going to be supplying the Fleur de Sel Caramels. There was part of me that was sort of wishing for Fran’s Chocolates, because, well, they hold a special place in my heart as I’ve mentioned before. But even if it wasn’t Fran’s Chocolates – and it wasn’t! – I was still excited over the opportunity to try a new candy company, and, well, caramel generally just makes me happy.
And these salted caramels are making me very happy! They are soft and chewy and absolutely yummy. These aren’t the hard-to-chew kind of caramels that seem to require a good amount of effort on the part of the jaw to break down … these are so soft that the teeth sink right into them. I can feel the Fleur de Sel in these, it isn’t a hard crunch but there is a slight texture from them. The salt is mostly noticeable in the taste though, and there’s no mistaking it. I love the sharp contrast between the creamy, sweet caramel flavor and the salt. The salt cuts right through it, eliminating that cloying sensation that I’d probably experience with unsalted caramels.
My Final Thoughts:
Completely and utterly yummy. I really loved these caramels. Maybe not quite as fancy as Fran’s Chocolate salted caramels, but for simple, pure salted caramel enjoyment, it doesn’t get any better than this. My only complaint is that I wanted more. The package in the box was not one of those boxes in the photo at the top… it was a smaller package – not quite a sampler with only two or three caramels, but, not quite a box either. I don’t know exactly how many were in the package because I tore into it and started eating before it occurred to me that I should count them.