Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:39:46 AM
Often referred to as Junior Mint's ugly cousin (by me), Junior Caramel is very similar to the previously reviewed Milk Duds
, both in taste and colour.
The are a few significant differences, however. The candies are quite a bit softer than Milk Duds
. The risk of internal cheek trauma is lower. Which is good.
The other main difference is the box. No longer shall man toil with un-re-closeable boxes and be forced to finish the entire box in one sitting. But man will do so anyway, because Junior Caramels are pretty damn good, and it's hard to just stop mid-gorge.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:56:07 AM
Well, they certainly weren't kidding about the peanut part. Or the caramel part. Or the bar part.
Hershey did a clever thing, putting the peanuts on the outside. This way your hands won't get messy from the caramel. Despite the exopeanut skeleton, the flavour leaves something to be desired. The peanuts are slightly salted, which sort of overpowers the caramel. Regrettable, as this product had the potential to rival the Boyer peanut butter cup
. A little more caramel, or maybe a light chocolate coating, would kick this candy up a notch.
The wrapper design appears to be a remnant from the days when we weren't allowed to touch MC Hammer's stuff and we had yet to hear from Justin Bieber. Good times!
A short review for an ok product. For people who like salted peanuts this is probably super tasty. I tend to buy salted peanuts when I want salted peanuts, though. I don't regret reviewing this candy bar, but I won't be doing a re-review either. The peanuts are a bit too salty and peanutty. If it was a peanut butter caramel bar, however, I would probably marry it.