15 April 2020

Matchmakers Salted Caramel (Poundland) By @SpectreUK

I haven't had Matchmakers for years and years… in fact I just can't remember when I had some last. I think it was either the mint or orange flavour that I last ate. It's not that I don't like them or anything, as they are both very tasty flavours, it's just that I always used to have them for a stocking filler at Christmas or on Birthdays and now I usually have fudge or a box of soft centred milk chocolates.

I noticed Cinabar had these new Matchmakers Salted Caramel squirrelled away. She knows it doesn't usually work if she tries to hide caramel flavoured chocolates away from me. As usual these Matchmakers were produced by the Nestle brand of Quality Streets. It's rare that I don't like salted caramel flavoured chocolate treats. I do usually like anything flavoured with salted caramel, but one brand that I recently tried hadn't mixed the salt in with the caramel, and I was left with tiny bits of salt in between my old teeth for ages afterwards.

On unwrapping the box there was a strong smell of caramel from these Matchmakers Salted Caramel. On sliding back the outer cover of the box the Matchmakers looked just like they always have done to me. Long skinny sticks of milk chocolate, but instead of smelling of mint or orange, these Matchmakers had that sweet mouthwatering caramel aroma that never fails to draw my attention.

The sticks had a crunchiness I wasn't expecting. The caramel was the predominant flavour which mixed in well with the milk chocolate. The salt then seemed to intermingle with the sweet caramel and the milk chocolate, but wasn't overpowering and if the slight crunchiness was salt pieces then these didn't get stuck in between my teeth for long enough to become bothersome. I'd give these Matchmakers Salted Caramel a thumbs up, and would have them again… possibly even for a Christmas stocking filler or a Birthday treat!

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