Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Caramilk Maple

Caramilk MapleI guess if there were a national flavor for Canada, it’d be Maple. After all, there’s a Maple leaf on their flag. How cool is it that a flag actually features a flavor? (I don’t consider dragon or eagle to be a flavor ... though I suppose the Olive branches of Eritrea may count.)

Lately Canada has seen quite a few candy bars featuring Maple in it, including the shockingly red-centered Oh Henry! Oh Canada! bar and a version of the Coffee Crisp.

Caramilk are not found in the US, but its cousin, the Caramello is. It’s just a Cadbury milk chocolate bar with a flowing caramel bubble inside each section. The simplicity Caramilk Maple bar really appealed to me, especially since I was hoping that the flavor of maple would cut through the intense sweetness that keeps me from eating Caramellos more often than every 5 years. (Yes, the sweetness is that satisfying!)


This Caramilk Maple bar was the full 100 gram version (3.5 ounces). A little too much Caramilk, really, but beggars can’t be choosers (Amber brought this to me from Toronto back in April).

Even without breaking a section open to reveal the molten caramel, the bar smelled like sweet, woodsy maple.

Biting into the little section causes the caramel to ooze out. It’s actually pretty nice, smooth and creamy and not too sweet ... it appears that the chocolate itself is the throat-burningly sweet part of this bar. The caramel filling is woodsy tasting without being too artificial and has a little salty hit to it. The milk chocolate, well it’s Cadbury and it has a distinct milky flavor to it that many folks crave. I’m not one of them, but I find it interesting. It reminds me of baby formula or powdered milk.

It’s a fun bar, and I think I’d probably like it in the single-portion size better (they also have a slightly different proportion of chocolate to caramel) and they also come in the Cadbury Caramel Egg for Easter. (I think they’ll be back next year.)

Note: this was not marked Kosher, though American Cadbury products are.

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Name: Caramilk Maple
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Cadbury (Canada)
Place Purchased: gift (thanks Amber!)
Price: unknown
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 143
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Canada, Cadbury

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:59 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. That looks good. To bad I don’t live in Canada.

    Comment by Divalicious on 9/04/07 at 3:41 pm #
  2. The Mexican flag also has a prickly pear cactus - that’s a flavor, right? But yeah, I think I’d rather have maple than prickly pear - or is that only because I’ve never had a good prickly pear cream? :^)

    Comment by Tricia on 9/04/07 at 4:40 pm #
  3. That looks soooo good!

    Comment by Alex on 9/04/07 at 10:18 pm #
  4. I kind of like Caramello, about once a year.  It’s like a Cadbury egg…it’s too sweet and one is enough.  I don’t like maple flavored stuff very much, and I won’t be seeking this bar.

    Comment by Dave on 9/05/07 at 4:43 am #
  5. I adore anything maple flavored! Well, as long as it is real maple. But somehow just looking at this bar makes my teeth hurt. Dark chocolate and maple go so well together. Milk chocolate is just too sweet. I’d still try it, if I could get my hands on it, though smile.

    Comment by Kate on 9/05/07 at 6:18 am #
  6. This is one of my favourite versions of Caramilk (after Caramilk Dark).  I stock up whenever they go on sale 2 for $1.  Yum.

    Comment by Tara on 9/05/07 at 6:24 am #
  7. I just recently discovered and tried one of these. I’m not entirely sure what size it was, but it had 5 ‘nubs’ to it. I think that it had more of the caramel which made it all the more enjoyable.

    Comment by Kathryn on 11/08/07 at 3:33 am #
  8. really me i love caramilk and other cadbury products

    Comment by billy on 11/20/07 at 2:08 pm #
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