The Good: Good general flavor, Decent ingredients, Good corporate ethics
The Bad: Expensive, Sour aftertaste
The Basics: Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars are enjoyable, crispy, salty chocolate treats reminiscent of chocolate toffee bars, more than being an amazing candy on their own.
I review a lot of chocolate. As such, it is natural for me to make comparisons when they are warranted. With Green & Black's chocolate bars, I've found some great flavors and some that are more like higher-quality versions of more common chocolates. The Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars absolutely fall into the latter category. Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars are like more expensive and higher-quality versions of Heath bars . . . which is not bad, but they are much more like toffee than what one expects from a chocolate and caramel bar.
Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars are one and three-eights inch by one and five-eighths inch rectangles of chocolate that are about three-sixteenths of an inch thick and connected side by side and in rows, to form a bar of ten segments. Each bar comes unified in a foil wrapper. The foil-wrapped chocolate bar is sealed in a cardboard package.
Each chocolate bar is sold in a way that it is easy to segment and control portions. In this form, the 3.17 oz. bar, the chocolate bar represents two and a half servings. Each bar appears solid (the Caramel flakes and sea salt are embedded, as opposed to acting like a filling) and is stamped with the Green & Black's logo.
Ease Of Preparation
These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as opening the cardboard and then opening the foil wrapper from around the actual chocolate. There is no trick to eating Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars.
The Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel bars have a strong aroma that is salty and buttery, having a scent reminiscent of toffee. The blending of chocolate and toffee aromas is very inviting for anyone who loves either of those things.
On the flavor front, the Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel bars are sweet and buttery, possessing a flavor like toffee and an oddly sour hint in the chocolate. The blending of milk chocolate and caramel - which is appropriately salty and slightly crispy, much like toffee - ends up having a flavor that is both sweet and bitter, buttery and chocolatey, making one think they are consuming something analogous to a high-end Heath bar. The overall flavor is pleasant, but less distinctive than one might hope for.
The Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bar have an oddly sour aftertaste that lasts in the mouth for several minutes after the last of the bar is consumed.
These are candy, so they are not overly nutritious. That said, the Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars are made of generally good ingredients, justifying their expense. The primary ingredients are milk chocolate, organic raw cane sugar and organic glucose syrup. There is nothing unpronounceable in these candies.
A serving from the Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars is considered four rectangles from the overall bar, which is a somewhat silly serving size for a bar that is segmented into ten pieces (as that means one whole bar is two and a half servings). From four squares, one takes in 200 calories, including 110 calories of fat. There are 100 mg sodium and 3 grams protein in each serving. There is a smattering of Iron (4% RDA) and Calcium (8% RDA) in each bar, but no significant quantities of any other major nutrients. The biggest nutritional detraction in the Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel are the 12 grams of fat per serving and the 35% RDA of saturated fat that comes from the 7 grams of saturated fat!
These are not Vegan-compliant, nor are they recommended for anyone with a nut allergy as they are manufactured on machinery that processes tree nuts. They are not specifically marked as kosher (I'm not sure why), but Green & Black's uses sustainable cocoa farming for their cocoa, which is nice! They do have an allergy warning for wheat, soy and milk.
The bars of these Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars remain fresh for quite some time. The bars we picked up last month had an expiration date of September 22, 2017, though they will certainly not last that long as I will have consumed mine well before then! One assumes that if they are kept in a cool, dry environment they will not melt or go bad. It is hard to imagine just what it would take for these to go bad outside melting and refreezing.
As for cleanup, just throw the packaging away when you're done! These chocolate bars are made such that there is no real cleanup needed, unless one is eating them in a hot environment. Under that circumstance, it is likely one would need to wash their hands, though these bars do not melt as easily as cheap milk chocolates. When this chocolate melts into most fabrics, it will stain.
Intriguing, but not distinct and unique, Green & Black's Pure Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bars are worth trying for anyone who loves chocolate toffee bars.
For other Green & Black's chocolate reviews, please check out:
Pure Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel chocolate bar
Pure Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Hazelnut chocolate bar
Pure Dark Chocolate Sea Salt chocolate bars
For other chocolate reviews, please visit my Chocolate Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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