January 14th: Magnum Caramel Chocolates

Kcal 519 Fat 30.8g Fat(sats) 16.9g Carbs 53.3g (per 100.0g)

Way way back in April 2013 we brought you our first reviews of Unilever's new ice cream themed chocolates. Included in the initial line up were solid chocolate version of their popular 'Mini Milk', 'Cornetto' and 'Magnum' ice creams - See HERE. Though we weren't enamoured by all of them, to their credit they've stood the test of time and all remain on the UK market at time of print here. Even more impressively Unilever have even seen fit to release some cool new variants for them, today we got stuck into the NEW Magnum Caramel Chocolates.

These new Caramel chocolates come packaged much the same as the plain chocolate originals - in a 39.0g pack containing 3 separate chocolates.  Up close the wrapper is differentiated through it's golden secondary colours, however the team did conclude it would be hard for the average consumer to notice much a difference between these and the originals.

The bite sized pieces came described simply as 'caramel with vanilla flavoured white chocolate truffle in a milk chocolate coating'. They were suitable for each consuming in one mouthful, though it was nice to see the layer of sticky caramel ooze out when bitten into. We had three separate tastes testers try these and we are pleased to report they got a thumbs up all round. The outer coating of chocolate broke with a nice crack due to it's thickness and whilst it wasn't anything too special in taste it's milky sweet cocoa flavours were a nice lay up to the eventual vanilla, cream and butterscotch flavours. The taste was progressive, multi-dimensional and well balanced - all in all pretty darn good.

Overall the team enjoyed these Magnum Caramel Chocolates and concluded they were a very good shout for anyone looking for a very affordable mini-treat pack of caramel truffles. As we said above the quality of the chocolate isn't that much better than average but it combined with the inner vanilla truffle and caramel it's certainly good enough. Whilst we do love adding caramel to most chocolates one of the team did remark it would be interesting to see Unilever try a Magnum White Chocolate variant. After tasting this successful flavour variation we would certainly welcome it!

8.0 out of 10