Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows

December 16th, 2013 by Rosa

I bought this box of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows last week. I was super excited to think that I’d caught a new product that resembled my beloved See’s Scotchmallows, but it turns out that they were around last year as well.

The long, skinny box described them as “pillowy marshmallow bites with a layer of rich, silky caramel, enrobed in dark chocolate.” There were 10 Caramallows in the box all lined up in a row.

While most were rectangular with a vertical line across them, some were more irregularly shaped. Each had a bottom layer of caramel topped with a square of marshmallow and all covered in a dark chocolate shell.

The Caramallows were far softer than Scotchmallows and squishily yielded to my bite. The dark chocolate shell was quite nice, a high quality chocolate that was lightly sweet with a fruity finish.

The bottom layer of caramel was softy chewy and sticky. It tasted sweetly buttery rather than scorchy or burnt, and it had a mild butterscotchy flavor.

The marshmallow was squishy and foamy in texture. It had a sweetly mild flavor with a light vanilla airiness.

These were tasty enough, but they aren’t a suitable Scotchmallow replacement. The fact that they were so soft throughout made them seem insubstantial compared to Scotchmallows, and Scotchmallows have much more complexity of flavor. An OM.

 

 

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5 responses about “Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows”

  1. Barbara said:

    My daughter and I were Christmas shopping yesterday and there was a little See’s candy kiosk at the mall. I finally got to try a Scotchmallow! It was an individually wrapped one that cost me $2.25 but it was well worth it. ZOMG! is right.

    The saleslady said they din’t have any boxes of them. If I had tried it while I was at the mall I would have bought all they had! Might have to order from the website as a Christmas present to myself.

  2. Marc said:

    Have you tried the carmel bottom marshmallows from schwartz candies of NY? They are the bomb! A must have for our holiday. http://www.Schwartzcandies.com is their site.

  3. Michelle said:

    Where can I buy these caramallows? They are out of them at Trader Joe’s until next Christmas. Help! :)

  4. Rosa said:

    Trader Joe’s is super secretive about who actually makes their products. I suggest you get some See’s Scotchmallows instead; they’re available year-round, and they’ll ship anywhere.

  5. Michelle said:

    Thank you! I will try them. Trader Joe’s said they provide a “limited batch” and only during Christmas. I don’t know why that is the case if they are so popular.

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