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Another great review for Chocolate Inspirations Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel Bars!
Chocolate Inspirations: Sweet Buddies
– Nicole Urdang
Are they called Sweet Buddies because there are two to a pack? Or, is it because they will be your chocolate pals? Maybe, it’s the ingredients are good buddies? Beats me. All I know is they are another great creation from Chocolate Inspirations.
My favorite of the trio has salted vanilla bean caramel paired with roasted peanuts and enrobed in 58% dark chocolate. What makes these extra delicious is the perfectly chewy texture of the caramel. It allows each bite to last a satisfyingly long time. I am always amazed at how a little sea salt can both highlight the individual flavors and then corral them into a fiesta of complex flavors. Heaven!
I liked the sublime combination of salted vanilla caramel and marshmallow in the next bar because the coconut cream came through more strongly. A completely different experience, it seduced me with silky, slightly chewy marshmallow enhanced by the chewier caramel and thick chocolate couverture. Since there are not many marshmallow and chocolate confections available, I would suggest trying these if you love that combo.
Though not enrobed in chocolate, the last duo was salted vanilla caramel and peanut. Even though I am a chocophile, this bar was just wonderful. Without couverture, the saltiness of the caramel was accentuated and highlighted by crunchy nuts.
There was not a weight on the wrapper, though each bar is about 2 ounces, giving you two big portions in each package.