E.Wedel is one of those chocolate brands you often see floating around the World Foods section of the supermarket - a Polish chocolate brand, that produce quite a range of different flavoured chocolate bars. I've been meaning to pick some up to try for quite some time now so when I saw this Caramel White Chocolate bar in my local Asda I figured no time like the present.
I love caramel white chocolate but the most accessible option, Caramac, has gone a bit downhill in present day. I was hoping this E.Wedel bar would fill the gap, unlike Caramac which achieves its flavour with a combination of treacle and sweetened condensed milk, this bar contains caramel powder as well, which I hoped would give a lovely caramel flavour.
The bar has a lovely light caramelly colour and a gorgeously enticing sweet, caramel aroma upon opening. It's always quite a danger that bars like this can end up cloying sweet, thankfully this isn't the case here. The flavour is really good, granted you have to have a sweet tooth to enjoy it, but it's not overpowering and offers an excellent caramel flavour, much superior to that of Caramac.
The little wafer flakes add a slightly savoury note whilst also offering a nice textural crunch to the bar which makes it quite an easy chocolate bar to nibble away at; however they're not so big as to impede the melt and it still makes for a nice slow eat, melt in the mouth chocolate.
I must say for the price point of this bar I'm pretty impressed and if I was in the mood for some caramel chocolate I would most definiteluy choose it over Caramac, just a shame it's not as widely available!
Taste - 7.5/10 - Really good caramel flavour, sweet but not sickly.
Texture - 7.2/10 - Nice addition from the nibbly, crunchy wafer flakes.
Appearance - 7.0/10 - Lovely golden caramel colour.
Price - 8.1/10 - At £1.00 for 90g I think it offers pretty good value for money and is at an accessible price point.
Overall - 7.5/10 - A tasty caramel chocolate bar that's much superior to our standard version.
If you're one of those people who's also of the opinion that Carmac has gone downhill then this could be for you.
WHERE TO BUY?
World Foods section in supermarkets, Home Bargains, Polish stores.