Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cowgirl Chocolates Buckin’ Hot Habanero Caramels

My neighbors went on vacation a while back and brought me something I can’t readily find around here (which is one of the best things for friends to give you when the return from their travels!). They brought back this half-pound tin of Cowgirl Chocolates’ Buckin’ Hot Habanero Caramels.

Cowgirl Chocolates Caramels

It’s a pretty tin packed with golden caramels wrapped in clear cellophane. They look rather ordinary. Those words of warning “SPICY SPICY” across the front of the tin don’t really look like they apply to these caramels.

There are no little flecks of peppers, just a buttery smelling caramel. They’re very soft and have a good pull to them. Easy to chew they have an immediate low burn of habanero chili. Then a warmer burn. Then a throat blistering sensation that dulls all other flavors. Are they Buckin’ hot? Buck yeah!

They qualify as SPICY SPICY. I took to eating them with other things, like pieces of dark chocolate and pretzels. But I don’t care much for candy that requires assembly, especially when the other products aren’t included.

Too spicy for me.

I’m sure I’d like some of their other more sedate treats like truffles or these Truffle Bars. So I’ll keep that in mind. (As a general rule though, I don’t care for products that have logos with guns aimed at me.)

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Name: Buckin' Hot Habanero Caramels
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Cowgirl Chocolates
Place Purchased: gift (thanks Robin & Amy!)
Price: $19.50
Size: 8 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Caramel, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:39 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. as an unrepentant and unashamed pepperhead, i’ve gotta get my hands on these!

    Comment by Will on 11/06/07 at 3:37 pm #
  2. I think I have to find some of these for my roommate for Christmas. She likes food spicy enough to make her cry.

    Comment by g on 11/07/07 at 2:20 am #
  3. Sweet lovers,

    Curious as to the marzioan ‘fruit’ made by Prolines Leonidas? Recvd them as a gift from my sister in Belgium & Greece.

    Anyone ever tried out these honeys?


    Comment by Christian Cl?ment on 11/07/07 at 8:54 am #
  4. Great review! I’ve been meaning to try some of the candies from this company and now I think I will add this particular caramel to my brother’s holiday gift list. I like things hot, but he’s the kind of guy that practically drinks hot sauce for fun and I know he’d get a kick out of these!

    Comment by Nic on 11/07/07 at 9:29 am #
  5. Yum! Nice packaging, and they sound pretty tasty. I have enjoyed creamy caramel paired with spices in the past; it works pretty well!

    Comment by Cakespy on 11/07/07 at 4:14 pm #
  6. The only place I’ve been able to find Cowgirl Chocolates in Los Angeles is at the Autry Museum gift shop. I admit that I purchased the truffle bars solely for their packaging but they were really good.  I didn’t find them too spicy.

    Comment by Yvette on 11/08/07 at 10:05 am #
  7. I have a friend that makes jalapeno peanut brittle.  It is to die for.

    Comment by Laurie on 10/07/08 at 1:46 pm #
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