Off-the-scale scrumptious caramels
‘Have you tried…’ my Suffolk friend Naomi asked, eyes a-glisten, ‘honey salted caramels by B Chocolates?’ No, I said, at once excited to try a new thing and at twice ashamed I’d never heard of them. ‘They are the best caramels I’ve ever tasted,’ said Naomi.
I was mildly curious, not least because people often tell me something is the best they’ve ever tasted. But something about how earnest Naomi was intrigued me. So I bought some from this tiny company – coffee caramels, £5 for 20, the mixed caramels, £5.75 for six (two honey and sea salt, two pecan caramels and two chocolate caramels), and caramel and nougat bars, £5.75 for two.
The coffee caramels were fine, but not my favourite – too much chocolate to caramel. But then I got to the mixed caramels and all I can say is… OMG. They are now the best caramels I’ve ever tasted. All three flavours were great, but the honey sea salt were insane (you can also buy a box of just these, and I’m really tempted to, £11 for 15). Everything about these were perfect – the ratio of chocolate to caramel, plus the absolutely perfect chew consistency, which is so hard to get right.
Then I tasted the caramel and nougat bars with hazelnuts, which I can only describe as absolutely lay-down-and-die wonderful. Think very posh Topic bar. I can’t believe I’d never heard of them and I can’t believe they’re from my county and I can’t believe how many of them I’m going to order.