Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recchiuti: Butterscotch Caramels

Caramel – even salted caramel – can come across as a bit plain. I mean, how much cream, sugar, and salt can you eat.

Alright, I’ll admit it: a lot. But variety is something. And Recchiuti’s folks know that, which is why my box of C3 salted caramels included this butterscotch caramel.

This caramel had a milk chocolate couverture, with a flavor and texture that are both creamy, and features a nutty aroma that seems somewhat salty.

The caramel is a bit salty with a hint of butterscotch, and is fortunately not overly sweet. I’d been concerned about this piece being sickeningly sweet, with the combination of butterscotch and caramel, but was pleased to find that, while sweet, it wasn’t a sugar bomb. Rather, the creamy caramel and chocolate blend nicely with the butterscotch, and the soft milk chocolate aligns perfectly with the not-chewy-but-not-runny texture of the caramel that dissolves flawlessly.

It’s awesome. Please send me some. I’d be indebted to you forever.

Or until the caramels were gone, which would be soon.

Have you had butterscotch caramels before? What did you think?


  1. yum, never had a butterscotch caramel before, but after last week when I fell head over heels for a passion fruit butterscotch pudding I want one. Now, please :)

  2. That review made me just want to go eat up that caramel. Wah. So freaking good. I love butterscotch as well.

  3. Sounds like amazepants! Butterscotch isn't a common flavour in Aus, except for in sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce, which is one of the best things ever.

  4. i recently had a butterscotch truffle and it was so hard inside, it hurt my tooth! :( aahhh.. There is an english chocolate brand called MONTEZUMA though that does 50% milk chocolate & butterscotch and although i am a hardcore dark chocolate fan, i LOVE this one!