Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Goetze’s Licorice and Double Chocolate Caramel Creams

Goetze's Caramel Creams - Licorice, Chocolate & ClassicGoetze’s introduced new Gourmet Caramel Creams last year to their line. The two new items are Licorice Caramel Creams and Double Chocolate Caramel Creams.

Licorice Caramel Creams are not new, they were made years ago and then discontinued as licorice fell out of favor and Goetze’s concentrated on the core products in their line.

The new caramel creams are formatted in the same way. A hoop of wheat-based caramel surrounds a crumbly soft sugar center. They’re individually wrapped and in the case of this new line, they’re sold in 9 ounce stand-up gusseted bags.

The gourmet part isn’t about fine, locally sourced ingredients or small batches:

As with all Goetze products, the new Gourmet Caramel Creams are low in fat and sodium, have no cholesterol, and are made with the finest wheat flour, milk and cream ingredients. However, the Licorice and Double Chocolate treats have also been fortified to enhance their quality and content. Both of the Gourmet flavors are considered a Good Source of Calcium, with a single serving of each containing 30% RDA of Calcium (the same amount as an 8oz glass of milk)! In addition, the Gourmet Caramel Creams Licorice also contains 11% RDA of fiber!

Goetze's Licorice Caramel Cream

First, I have to remind folks that Caramel Creams are a little different. They’re really not caramels at all, they’re a wheat-based chew so they’re hardly even sweet on the outside. I liken them to cookie dough, but in the case of the Licorice variety I can only say that they’re like a very chewy version of the Aussie-style of soft licorice.

The scent of the licorice is strong on the anise and reminds me of Ouzo. The molasses notes are restrained. The chew is tough and long lasting, the acidic notes of the molasses and licorice come through very well. There’s a tar quality to it, the strength is so aromatic at times it’s practically corrosive (I mean the best way possible). The cooling sugar center gives a little splash of cold water and helps spread the flavors around.

I really enjoyed these a lot. I’ve tried them several times now as samples from trade shows and I’ve been looking forward to buying a full bag for myself in stores ... if only I could find them. (Looks like OldTimeCandy.com has them, maybe I’ll have to place an order.)

They’re so different from any other licorice or caramel product. The closest thing I can think of might be a Licorice Allsort - but with a softer, fresher and more intensely-flavored chew.

Each Bullseye has 40 calories each, 10% of your calcium one gram of fat plus they’re made in a no-nuts/no peanut facility.

Goetze's Double Chocolate Caramel Cream

The second gourmet version is the Double Chocolate Caramel Cream which honestly doesn’t differ that much from the straight Chocolate Caramel Cream. Sure the center has a little cocoa in it, but the chocolate flavor is all in the caramel chew outside. The selling point here is the addition of calcium, which is substantial.

The flavor is like eating brownie batter, or the edges of a freshly cooked brownie bar where it’s really chewy. It’s not terribly sweet, so the cocoa flavors are rich and a little milky with just a slight hint of salt.

They’re both really filling and sometimes feel more like a snack than a candy.

Related Candies

  1. Panda Soft Herb Licorice and Licorice Cremes
  2. Broadway Black Licorice Rolls
  3. Bassett’s Licorice Allsorts
  4. Goetze’s Caramel Creams

Name: Licorice Caramel Creams
Brand: Goetze’s Candy Company
Place Purchased: sample from Sweets & Snacks Expo
Price: $3.69 retail
Size: 9 ounces
Calories per ounce: 100
Categories: Candy, Goetze, Chews, Licorice Candy, 8-Tasty, United States

Name: Double Chocolate Caramel Creams
Brand: Goetze’s Candy Company
Place Purchased: sample from Sweets & Snacks Expo
Price: $3.69 retail
Size: 9 ounces
Calories per ounce: 108
Categories: Candy, Goetze, Chews, 8-Tasty, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:07 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyChewsLicorice Candy8-TastyUnited States

  1. Thanks for reviewing these, and as a licorice fan I’m glad these passed the test. I’ve always loved the caramel creams, and I’ve been looking all over for the licorice variety since they were first announced—with zero luck.

    Comment by SM on 5/26/10 at 9:40 am #
  2. These really look yummy!  Where re they sold?

    Comment by Pam on 5/26/10 at 10:50 am #
  3. I couldn’t eat enough of these at the Sweets and Snacks Expo, so good, so tasty, very very nice addition to their product line.

    Comment by Mark D. on 5/29/10 at 8:30 am #
  4. You can order these from Snyder’s, an excellent candy store in Rehoboth Beach, DE. http://www.snyderscandy.com/ You can also buy them in person at the store. They are GREAT.

    I highly recommend Synder’s - I happened upon it during a beach weekend and couldn’t believe my luck. Biggest selection of licorice I’ve ever seen in a physical store, very friendly and candy-wise owner. I also bought a licorice Broadway Roll, Droptoppers, and some hard-to-find taffy flavors. I regret not buying the honey licorice and soft brown cubed licorice.

    Comment by Rachel on 6/03/10 at 8:57 am #


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