Werther’s Caramel Apple Soft Caramels Review
Ahhhhh…. Fall! The turning of a new season, the changing of the leaves, the pumpkin spice flavored everything. It’s a new season with cooler weather and an excuse for me to buy more scarves and boots. I love this time of year, especially because of the tasty treats that appropriately coincide with the season. Caramel apples are one of the best things about October, and one of the worst.
Seriously – does anyone have an easy time eating caramel apples? First, they are a big, clumsy blob of fruit, sitting on top of a stick. Awkward. Second, you can really only get about 6-8 good bites out of one, before you have no more caramel covering, and just apple. No one eats the entire apple. And then, of course, the engineering of a caramel apple is ridiculous. How can anyone take a bite without getting sticky caramel on their face? Caramel apples, although delicious, are annoying.
When I saw these Werther’s Caramel Apple Soft Caramels at Walgreens, I literally squealed “Weeeeeeee!” A lady that was shopping in that aisle stopped and stared at me. I guess she was judging my excitement. I held up the bag to show her and said, “See!? Caramel Apple Werther’s”! She was clearly not as excited as I was, but I didn’t care, as I gleefully skipped over to the checkout line.
The second I opened the bag, I didn’t even need to do a Whiff Test. The aroma of sweet and tangy caramel apples just wafted out of the bag, like it had been stuck inside just waiting to emerge. This got me pretty excited. I grabbed an individually wrapped caramel and unwrapped it. It’s awesome how Werther’s uses that waxy paper, so the candy doesn’t stick to the wrapper, and I noted that appreciation before shoving them in my face.
Holy apple-bobbin’ balls! These things are incredible! They are super soft and melt in your mouth like a piece of divinity or cotton candy. Maybe not as quickly as those melt, but they still melt in your mouth. It’s almost like your saliva activates a tongue-coating mechanism as they cover it like a soft, caramel blanket. Immediately, I picked up the tangy green apple flavor, mixed with a rich, buttery caramel. This was the absolute perfect combination, like the perfect bite of a caramel apple without the awkward head-turning and sticky face.
They nailed it. The flavor is amazing and exactly what I wanted – caramel apple. I didn’t get an intense caramel flavor, followed by apple, or vice versa, like I expected. I got what you would expect from a bite of a caramel apple. Another thing I loved about them was that the caramel didn’t get stuck in my molars. I actually noted that as I was wolfing down piece after piece. I didn’t have to cover my mouth to pick out pieces or try to dislodge gooey caramel from the back of my mouth. When I said they blanket your tongue and melt in your mouth, I wasn’t kidding.
Author’s Note: Let me make something clear. I HATE the word “caramel.” As a proud Grammar Nazi, I know that caramel and Carmel are not the same word, spelled differently. In fact, the proper word for a brown-sugary & buttery candy is caramel. Carmel is a proper noun and the name of a city in California. I get it, but I hate it. And I know I’m not alone in this. So, every time I typed “caramel” in this review, I cringed. I thought that was pretty necessary to note.