In this week's episode of Sweet on Trader Joe's, kiddo and I check out one of the sweets tempting us in the check-out line: Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels.
Trader Joe's describes their Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels as follows.
"Soft and creamy, deeply flavored butterscotch caramels are tinged with sea salt and enrobed in dark, slightly bitter chocolate to offset the sweetness."
A lot of thought went into that description. I feel like I'm reading an Elaine Benes snippet of the J. Peterman catalog. Maybe they should come with an urban sombrero.
OK...each bag is 7 ounces and contains about 5 servings. That impulse check-out line purchase will set you back $3.49.
My take: Danger! Danger!!! Not only could I eat this entire bag in one sitting, I could eat this entire bag in about 2 minutes flat. On the first bite, I immediately thought, "Nana would love these." The combination of the butterscotch and caramel has a distinct coffee flavor...something I know my grandmother would have loved more that the Werther's that nanas are supposed to keep in their purses. The pinch of sea salt is the icing on the cake, er, caramel...it sends these heavenly little orbs right into the stratosphere of deliciousness.
Overall rating: 8 of 5 stars (yes, I did that on purpose.)
Kiddo's take: These are small enough to be eaten by the handful, yet big enough that they fill you up! The combination of flavor is impeccable, and even though I could probably eat the entire bag in 2 minutes flat, I would be stuffed. Warning: THESE ARE VERY ADDICTIVE!!!!!
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Trader Joe's Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels: Sinful, dangerous, not to be missed.