The pros: If you are into the salty-sweet combination Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels are pretty good. They aren't tooth achingly sweet.
The cons: Missing a textural element here. I would have liked to see a harder chocolate shell over these bites.
The verdict: For $3.49 this is a tasty treat for the crazy about sweet and salty crowd. If you like your caramels sweet, then you should pass on this. The salt in the caramel adds enough salt without going overboard. Which is a nice treat to the soft chocolate exterior.
The chocolate was ok, nothing noteworthy, but it's soft in texture which leads to the soft on soft texture. Some contrast would have been appreciated. The chocolates themselves are very shiny and pretty, but don't match the description of being slightly bitter. The first ingredient in the chocolate is sugar. The slight bitterness is a bit of a stretch.
The star here is the butterscotch caramel filling. It's not going to ooze out of the chocolate, it's just sold enough to have a bite. Overall, good snack, it's not on the weekly shopping list, but I'd buy it again. If you are a caramel fan who likes salted items, then yes pick this up. If you are a chocolate lover, the chocolate takes a backseat to the filling and is not the star here.
The bag of Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels:
The nutritional information for Trader Joe's Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels:
The ingredients and allergy information:
How Trader Joe's describes these:
Out of the package you get (and one is to show you the filling here):
Would I buy this again? Yes, while this could have benefitted from some a crisp chocolate shell, this manages to be both sweet and salty without being too much of one or the other.
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