Cadbury Caramello
Milk Chocolate & Creamy Caramel

Caramello is a milk chocolate candy bar with a caramel center. 

You can break it into sections (my test bar had six sections). 

If you break the sections precisely (difficult without using a knife) the caramel in each section will probably still be completely enrobed in chocolate.

This bar was first introduced in the UK in 1976, and was known as Cadbury Caramel.

In the U.S., it has been manufactured by Hershey since 1988, under license from Cadbury UK Ltd.

When I was young, I didn't like caramels. 

But - as I later discovered - that was because the little cellophane-wrapped caramels I knew at the time were so hard they could pull the fillings right out of your teeth.  (How do you think I know that?) 

When I later encountered softer caramel, I loved it. 




The caramel filling in a Caramello bar is at the other extreme. 

It's almost closer to caramel sauce than it is to hard caramel candy. 

In fact, were it not restrained by its milk chocolate jacket, it might - depending on the temperature - just flow out into the wrapper. 

Okay slowly, but still - don't eat one of these were being messy could be highly embarrassing!



Ingredients and Nutrition


This bar might be a good choice if you:
    •    Like milk chocolate
    •    Like caramel
    •    Don't insist on firmer, never-runny caramel
    •    Don't want to pay two to four (or more) times as much for a gourmet version, and
    •    Don't mind that it has a little artificial chemistry.

The ingredients in this bar are better than average for popular chocolate candy.  Better, but not best. 

There are one or two "chemical" ingredients.  Definitely one, because PGPR (polyglycerol polyricinoleate) is a highly processed derivative of bean oil(s).  Possibly two because we can't tell from the label exactly what artificial flavor went into this bar.

Okay, here's what happens to your diet when you buy this chocolate bar in "King Size."  It has 360 calories, 140 of them (39%) from fat.

INGREDIENTS:
MILK CHOCOLATE(
    •    SUGAR;
    •    MILK;
    •    COCOA BUTTER;
    •    CHOCOLATE;
    •    LACTOSE;
    •    SOY LECITHIN;
    •    PGPR, EMULSIFIER;
    •    NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR);
CORN SYRUP;
INVERT SUGAR;
MILK FAT;
NONFAT MILK;

CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF:
    •    ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR;
    •    SODIUM BICARBONATE;
    •    SALT.

ALLERGY INFORMATION: MANUFACTURED ON THE SAME EQUIPMENT THAT PROCESSES TREE NUTS.

Ingredient quantity = 15

In the big picture of popular chocolate though, this bar is of above average nutritional quality, for two reasons:
    •    There appear to be only two synthetic chemicals (some bars have several more)
    •    Perhaps more importantly, this bar has no hydrogenated oil.


I do like Caramello.  But hey, I've been known to pour chocolate sauce and caramel sauce on the same dish of ice cream!

I paid $1.79 for this 2.7 ounce bar.  For comparison purposes, that's $10.61 per pound.  Just about in the middle of the pricing range for popular chocolate bars.

I'm giving this my personal score of 3.6 out of 5 stars for Overall Enjoyment, 3.4 for Nutrition, and 4.0 for Value. Keep in mind this is just my personal opinion.  Your mileage may vary, and there's no accounting for taste.

Now you know what a Caramello bar is. 
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