C - North America - Pieces

Chocolate Caramel Pumpkins

Madelain's

Taste: 5

Texture: 5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

October 29 2009

Now I'll be the first to complain about the idea of packaging gimmicks. I complain about this because for the most part, but not all of the time, packaging gimmicks are just that, gimmicks. Sometimes they're clever, sometimes they actually work to enhance the candy eating experience, but more often than not it's just a silly gimmick. These pumpkins might just be that kind of gimmick. I say that because although the little wrapper is cute and does kind of look like a pumpkin inside you're delivered a round ball filled with caramel.

Now here's the problem I have putting this treat down at all. The chocolate caramel inside... well it's fabulous. I mean it's really tasty stuff. Very high quality chocolate and absolutely stellar caramel. The chocolate melts in your mouth your teeth sink into it just right. The caramel is firm but not too firm, just firm enough that it isn't gooey. For those chocolate and caramel fanatics out there this should all make perfect sense.

So my problem is how do I look at the wrapper? I mean it really doesn't add anything to this treat at all, or at least not much. However this treat doesn't really need anything added because it's really good.