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.
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?)
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
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.
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!
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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Norwegian goat cheese is brown in color because its milk sugars have been partially caramelized. Gjetost - pronounced "YAY toast."