The Good: Flavorful, Affordable, Good caramel
The Bad: The chocolate and caramel combination is hardly distinctive.
The Basics: Turin's Baileys with a hint of Caramel chocolates are good, but lack a distinctive quality to make them different from most other chocolate caramels.
Sometimes, the worst a candy can do is not be interesting or have a flavor that is truly unique. Candy should be distinctive and seem unique and flavorful. Unfortunately, while they taste good, Baileys with a hint of Caramel chocolates are good, but taste like many other milk chocolate caramels I have tried. As one who does not drink, but whose wife lovescaramel and toffee, I was initially enthusiastic about these chocolates. Both of us were underwhelmed by the result, though.
Turin is a chocolatier that features nonalcoholic fillings of flavors most commonly associated with alcohols. The Baileys with a hint of Caramel pack is a 7 oz. tube that features individually-wrapped chocolates inside. The Baileys with a hint of Caramel chocolates are encased in a brown foil wrapper. Unwrapping the chocolates reveals a truffle-like dome that is 1" in diameter and 3/4" tall. Each of the chocolate candies features a ribbed side and the top of each dome has the Turin logo stamped on top.
Ease Of Preparation
Eating Turin chocolates is not a real challenge. After opening the box, unwrap the chocolate and stick it in your mouth. There is no particularly complicated equation to eating these chocolates. The unwrapping of each chocolate before consuming it is the essential preparation to this food.
With a very chocolatey scent, the Baileys with a hint of Caramel has an aroma that is very inviting. The scent is light and somewhat sweet. The scent is not powerful at all, but it is distinctive.
The Baileys with a hint of Caramel is a milk chocolate truffle, so the chocolate is light and very sweet. The chocolate melts away very quickly. The lighter chocolate melts away from the thick, sweet, buttery caramel and it makes it taste much sweeter than the initial chocolate.
The Bailey’s with a hint of Caramel candies have no enduring aftertaste.
Turin chocolates are intended as a dessert product, so they lack any real nutritional benefit! A serving of these truffles is three truffles, but they have no real nutritional benefit. Made primarily of milk chocolate made of sugar, dry whole milk, and cocoa butter, there is nothing alcoholic in the ingredients. This is not an all-natural food product and these truffles were produced on equipment that forces them to add a disclaimer about tree nuts (pecans), milk, eggs and sulphites.
The Turin Baileys with a hint of Caramel chocolates have 150 calories, 90 of which are from fat. A full three chocolate serving represents 30% of one's RDA of saturated fat and 2% of the RDA of cholesterol. Surprisingly, they have very little sodium and there is no protein in a full serving. These are not a significant source of any vitamins or minerals, though they have 6% of the RDA of Calcium and 2% Iron.
As a chocolate, Turin chocolates are fine as long as they are stored in their container at a cool, dry temperature. My wife picked these up for me late last year and they had an expiration date of July 4, 2014. If they melt, they will not likely stain because they are so light. Otherwise, cleanup is simply throwing the foil wrapper away and recycling the cardboard container.
Turin Baileys with a hint of Caramel chocolates meet their goal of tasting like chocolate and caramel, but they do so in a pretty unremarkable way, making them worth trying, but not going out of one’s way for.
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