Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wonka Triple Dazzle Caramel Bar

Wonka Triple Dazzle CaramelOne of the newer bars from Nestle’s revamped Wonka line is the Wonka Exceptionals Triple Dazzle Caramel Bar.

Like the other bars, it’s a standard 3.5 ounce tablet bar in a bright purple holographic wrapper (I really captured the psychedelic feature in the photo this time). The bar is milk chocolate with a little flowing, salted caramel in each segment.

The front of the package says that it’s Truly amazing chocolate made with natural ingredients. But then it refers you to the list of ingredients which does actually have many that are considered natural, but a few others that I’d say aren’t, such as mono- and di-glycerides, TBHQ (a preservative that keeps oils from going rancid) and hydrogenated coconut oil.

Wonka Triple Dazzle Caramel

The bar mold is wonderfully designed with a complex pattern that makes every segment a little different. The bar was also expertly poured, no strange voids and a pristine surface. I went to a lot of trouble to pick out a bar at the store that wasn’t broken, but somehow I managed to break it anyway. Makes me wonder if this bar should be in a box or have a piece of cardstock as a splint.

Each segment has a thin reservoir of caramel in it. The milk chocolate was soft, but not mushy (it is summer, so I expect this). It’s creamy, rather milky and very sweet. It wasn’t quite the buttery silk of Dove, but had a lot more character as well with some strong fresh dairy notes instead of a dried milk flavor. The caramel center was sweet and sticky with a bit of a salty note. The caramel flavor was a bit artificial and not quite convincing as actual caramelized sugar, but it was still a great counterpoint in both texture and flavor to the milk chocolate.

Think of it as a deluxe Cadbury Caramello bar. The chocolate is definitely better, it has more cocoa bite to it and a creamier, less greasy texture. However, there are far better bars out there for less money. May I direct you to the Trader Joe’s Caramel Sea Salt Bar? Only $1.99 and with the far superior dark chocolate. If you prefer milk chocolate, well, that’s no help. Also, the biggest problem with the Trader Joe’s bar was how messy it was, whereas the Wonka bar does have well contained segments.

The price was silly though for a Nestle product. I’d be much more inclined in this price range to sample Lindt or Green & Black’s (especially for the organic and fair trade aspects) or just go for the value of a mass quantity like Dove’s little caramel Promises.

Related Candies

  1. See’s Double Caramel
  2. Trader Joe’s 70% Dark with Caramel and Black Sea Salt
  3. Wonka Exceptionals Fruit Jellies: Grapefruit, Goji Berry & Red Apple
  4. Wonka Exceptionals Domed Dark Chocolate
  5. Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious
  6. Milky Way Simply Caramel
  7. Lindt Excellence Dark with a touch of Sea Salt
  8. Dove Caramels & Chocolate Covered Almonds

Name: Triple Dazzle Caramel Bar
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $2.99
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 142
Categories: Candy, Nestle, Caramel, Chocolate, Kosher, 7-Worth It, United States, Walgreen's

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  1. I have been to the Trader Joe’s here at least 5 times to see if they had the caramel/sea salt bar, but they are always sold out! Must be pretty good. The last time they said the warehouse was out of them! Can’t wait to finally get one!

    Comment by Marilyn on 7/21/11 at 4:04 pm #
  2. Have you reviewed the Aero Caramel yet?  My daughter just brought me my first from Ireland - really tasty.

    Comment by theatrenut on 7/21/11 at 5:15 pm #
  3. any thoughts on what the triple refers to? is it just that it’s three layers - chocolate, caramel, chocolate?

    Comment by laura on 7/21/11 at 10:30 pm #
  4. This looks nice, ive not seen them in the UK, Im sure theyd have an appeal smile The UK Cadbury Caramel is by far one of the best around though, much nicer than the american counterpart (which i found foul)

    Comment by Alan on 7/31/11 at 7:38 am #
  5. This sounds interesting its shame i cant get t here to try it out

    Comment by Emely on 8/03/11 at 12:50 am #
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