Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Goetze's Double Chocolate Caramel Creams

Last night I went to dip into my bag of new products from the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo. I seemed to recall that there was a Simply Caramel Milky Way in there. Funny, when I started poking around, I noticed that a lot of things had already been sampled. Apparently No-Nuts was up to her usual midnight sleep-eating.
However, one of the things we did try together were Goetze's Double Chocolate Caramel Creams. Now I've said before that I've never been a fan of Bulls-Eyes and I'm beginning to suspect that I stand alone on this one. The Ice Cube Queen was fondly recalling how she used to poke out the white center with her finger and eat that first, then eat the caramel outside.
I was eager to try these, hoping that I'd finally find a Bulls-Eye that I liked. They look appetizing enough, all brown and chocolatey. Unfortunately, that's where the fun ended for me. I took one bite and realized again why I just don't dig these-- it's the texture. It reminds me of Play-Doh.
These are part of the new Gourmet Caramel Cream line. The other type is licorice with a white center. I would've loved to have tried these, but alas, they weren't in my sample bag. At the Goetze website, they make a point of saying that the first ingredient in their products is wheat flour, not sugar. I'm guessing that's what gives them their doughy texture.
No-Nuts liked these, although she said the original are still the best.
As for me, I'm going back to rifle through the bag and see what she left. Everything with nuts, no doubt.


Ice Cube Queen said...

When you said "rifle through the bag," I thought you were going to say you were getting your riffle to go after No-Nuts for eating your caramel Milky Way!!!!!!!!!! LOL!

Sorry, I LOVE those candies ... and Cow Tails, too!!!!!!!!!!

Candy Professor said...

I'm totally with you: caramel YES, these bull eye caramel creams NO NO NO! Dough and caramel, not good. When I see the chocolate ones, I'm afraid to say I will walk on by.

Jen said...

Patti, I agree, I'd love to try the licorice ones too. We had tons of those Bulls-Eye Caramel Creams around when I was a kid because my brother loved them. I never cared for them either, but they've grown on me as an adult. I like to eat the two parts separately though!