Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels

Werther's Original Chewy CaramelsAfter the reminder of how great Storck Chocolate Riesen are last week, I was happily educated that Storck makes a vanilla caramel.

And I was delightedly happy to find that the Dollar Tree carries Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels. So I left with a sassy little bag of them. I’d never had them before, but knowing the Riesen and the Werther’s Original Hard Candies, I thought they had to be good. Of course after I bought them and took the picture I started seeing them everywhere ... either Storck made a huge delivery to Southern California or I’ve been comfortably numb in my chocolate caramel bliss for a long time.


Taking them out of the wrapper they don’t look much different from Brach’s caramels or even Kraft’s. The little flat-sided rods are kind of uneven. At first they’re pretty hard, and a firm chew can be exhausting. But a few moments in a warm mouth (especially after coffee) and they softened up beautifully.

The chew is smooth and buttery with a good caramel taste and creamy consistency. It stays smooth all the way to the end, which is the mark of a caramel over a taffy or chew that will become grainy or just up and dissolve.

I wasn’t as keen on these as the Chocolate Riesen, part of it may be that the chocolate caramels are one of the few candies that seems to match up to the pictures on the wrapper, and the Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels just looked a little more weathered and worn than the images on the wrapper. I ate them all, but it took me a week instead of two days with chocolate version. They’re probably a better hot weather candy to keep on hand ... not that it’s been hot in Los Angeles in the past month or so.

Name: Werther's Original Chewy Caramels
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Storck
Place Purchased: Dollar Tree (Harbor City)
Price: $1.00
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 130
Categories: Caramel, Germany, Storck

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:04 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I’m incapable of taking an unbiased look at this candy. Having grown up in America, the only other reference I have for the name is The Sorrows of Young Werther. And while it would be kind of cool to become so desperately emotional over a vanilla caramel that I and dozens of my countrymen would eventually commit suicide, it would also be kind of uncool.

    Comment by Michael on 6/05/07 at 11:52 am #
  2. I love these! I keep both the hard Werther’s and these around, so I always have a bit of caramel available to me, though mostly I eat chocolate.

    Comment by Miss Charlotte on 6/16/07 at 12:43 pm #
  3. If you can ever get your hands of a bag of Chokotoffs (spelling?):
    They are made by Cote d’Or, and very popular in Belgium.  This is the only site in the US I;ve found selling them.  They are basically a much better version, in my opinion, of Riesens.

    Comment by poet on 6/20/07 at 1:40 pm #
  4. I have loved these candies since I was able to eat them.  They are creamy and I can never get enough of these!

    Comment by Analia on 6/03/08 at 3:15 am #
  5. Creamy cramel filled hard candies - Not since Milkfuls have I enjoyed the delicious taste of real caramel.  Whatever happed to Milkfuls?  I still have coupons for a free bag.

    Comment by Ann on 10/20/09 at 11:17 am #
  6. My wife picked up some hard candy (Werther’s Origial, the last time she was at her eye doctor’s office.  Today, as we were waiting for our granddaughter, at her school, she gave me one candy.  I tried to finish the candy, and in trying to do so I noticed that it was a chip of glass that I was chewing.  Imagine my surprise!?

    Comment by Angel Alamo on 9/12/11 at 11:59 am #
  7. Hello, this is Mr.Roberts 7th grade English class, we are putting together a care package for the troops in Afghanistan and was wondering if you would be interested in helping us fill bags. Thanks for you time.

    Comment by Jasmine Gipson on 2/19/13 at 11:37 am #
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