Thursday, August 9, 2007

Werther’s Caramel Coffee Hard Candies

Werther's CoffeeI was standing in the drug store last week staring at the candy aisle. There were lots of new things, one that caught my eye was the Werther’s Caramel Coffee hard candies, mostly because I got an email the week before extolling their virtues (thanks for the suggestion .

So I thought, I should pick some up. I didn’t want a lot of them, but luckily they had two sizes. A 3.5 ounce bag, which is a nice size for sampling, reviewing and sharing. And the second bag was 5.5 ounces ... a little more than I wanted to buy. The price? Both were $1.99. Neither were on sale. They were just the same price. So I bought the larger bag (what, am I stupid?).

The little hard candies are like the Werther’s Original, a creamy toffee or buttery hard candy.

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They’re attractively packaged, each individually sealed in its own easy to open gold mylar pillow. No, they’re not in the twist wraps like the original Werther’s Original which I really need to cover, but you can check out this review of the classic by Jamie on Candy Addict.

These little disks are exceptionally pretty. They have a pleasant swirl of two different colors (though I can’t really tell the difference in taste between the pieces) that look like black coffee and coffee with cream.

The flavor is, well, very sweet and creamy. The coffee comes out as a little bit of a background hint to the stronger toffee/caramel. It’s missing a bit of the salty hit that I enjoy with Werther’s Original. As coffee hard candies go, these don’t rival the other set that I’ve had from Bali’s Best and United Coffee. But if you’re the type of person who likes their coffee sweet and perhaps enjoys Caramel Macchiatos (I’m sorry, I’ve never had one so I can’t really compare it), this might be a fun little pocket treat.

I enjoy crunching them, they have a wonderful way of cleaving in flakes and shattering. Of course then it kind of becomes a sticky mess in my teeth, but that gives me something to work on later. They’re exceptionally smooth, which makes for a good candy to be patient and dissolve in your mouth. No voids whatsoever, so it’s not going to cut up the roof of your mouth like some candies like butterscotch disks can.

Werther’s Original are a great summer candy. They give you that creamy boost like chocolate but they’re so freakishly durable - you can leave them in a hot car or let them get frozen and you can even dunk a package of these babies in the ocean and they’re gonna come out of the package exactly the same.

Notes from the package: may contain wheat products, definitely contains milk & soy. Each candy is about 20 calories (more than most hard candies because they’re made with cream & butter). Made in Germany. These also come in a sugar free version (that I’ve not tried, but perhaps someone else can weigh in on how they are).

Related Candies

  1. Trader Joe’s Espresso Chocolate
  2. Storck Chocolate Riesen
  3. Vertigo Pops
  4. Pocket Coffee
  5. Bali’s Best Coffee & United Coffee Candy
Name: Werther's Original Caramel Coffee Hard Candies
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Storck
Place Purchased: CVS (Silverlake)
Price: $1.99
Size: 5.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 121
Categories: Coffee, Hard Candy, Germany, Storck

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Comments
  1. Hmmm…sounds nice.  Are these like coffee-flavored Nips?  I always think of Nips as the mother of all coffee-flavored candies—mostly because when I was growing up a lot of my relatives always had them around for long car trips and I could never understand why you’d want a CANDY that tasted like THAT.  (Once I got old enough to enjoy the taste of coffee it made more sense.)

    By the way—I saw that you reviewed some of the fruit snacks marketed for kids while I was on vacation (or I would have been all over the Comment section).  Your assessment pretty much confirmed my own thoughts about them—I find them strangely addictive, though!

    Comment by good enough cook on 8/09/07 at 7:35 am #
  2. I’ve never seen these before.  I bet my mom would love them!  They sound yummy!

    Comment by Amanda on 8/09/07 at 8:13 am #
  3. Have you tried the Werther’s CaraMelts yet?

    I’d be interested to see what you think of them.  I didn’t care for them.

    Comment by Elizabeth on 8/09/07 at 3:24 pm #
  4. my daughter just gave me some mango flavored Werthers today, they ae pretty darn tasty! lol I would buy them if she dosnt give me any more to try!

    Comment by patti on 8/13/07 at 12:53 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    good enough - nips & coffee rio are both a little softer. These are hard, like the original Werther’s hard candies. (But now I need to find some of those and review them too.)

    Amanda - they’re great pocket candy ... practically indestructable.

    Elizabeth - no, I haven’t seen them, but from the sound of them, they’re like Caramoos or the Polish caramels I’ve heard about. I’ll keep an eye out.

    Patti - say what? Mango? When did Werther’s kick their new product division into high gear?

    Comment by Cybele on 8/16/07 at 2:22 pm #
  6. I can’t find the coffee flavored Werthers in my area

    Comment by Shirley B. Casey on 8/10/09 at 4:46 pm #
  7. please could you tell me where the nearest stockist is ,many thanks,Anita

    Comment by anita mason on 3/10/10 at 4:45 am #
  8. Looking for Werthers coffee caramel candies in Hollywood, Fl. 
    Thanks

    Comment by Sherry Gumberg on 7/19/10 at 8:15 pm #
  9. Werthers Coffee Caramel candies are really delicious.  My Publix stopped carrying them.  I may order direct from you.

    Comment by Lee Byroade on 12/05/10 at 2:11 pm #
  10. My CVS has them, Walmart, Target and for any truck drivers, (I used to be one) Pilots sometimes carry them,

    Comment by Lynn on 2/19/12 at 5:56 pm #

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