The pros: Trader Joe's Fleur de Sel Caramels are essentially salted caramels. If you love the salty sweet combination, then this a treat for you.
The cons: Texture was all caramel. I think these would have been more successful if they had the a touch of salt on top.
The verdict: I'm not sure who discovered the magic of sweet and salty, but they are absolutely on to something. Caramel for the most part is a bit too sweet for my liking.
Add a touch of salt and then it becomes magical.
Trader Joe's has been known to experiment with this magical concoction from time to time. More often then not those flavors are seasonal. If they are seasonal, then they aren't on shelves for long. Only to maybe be seen at another date.
In the past Trader Joe's has experimented with Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Malted Vinegar caramels to varying degrees of success. While both of those were chocolate covered, the only variation of this pure caramel form I've seen since I started this blog would be Trader Joe's Vietnamese Coffee Caramels.
Those caramels have a lot more in common with this item (bummer those coffee caramels were a seasonal thing). These caramels are pliable and a balance of sweet and salty. The wrapper did not hug the product at all.
My only complaint (beyond the obvious that these are addicting) is that there is no texture beyond the caramel present. I would have loved some fleur de sel salt sprinkled on top (in moderation).
Otherwise, for $2.99 these are good for those with a sweet tooth who like moderately sweet, chewy candies that have absolutely no nutritional value.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase these.
The box of Trader Joe's Fleur de Sel Caramels:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Fleur De Sel Caramels again.
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