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The Original Champion "Buttermilk Flavoured Toffee"

Candy Tops

Taste: 1

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

I don't think I've ever had a buttermilk flavoured candy before. My opinion of buttermilk is mixed. I can't say I've ever had a glass of the buttermilk, or at the very least I don't remember drinking it. I do however like to bake and some desserts and breads are better with buttermilk. I also enjoy taking a glass of buttermilk, shaking it for a while, and making my own butter. The thing about buttermilk that I seem to remember is that it really doesn't have a strong flavour. It has more of a feeling or texture, and that texture is fat. It's probably the best milk if you want something fatty, but how will this low in flavour, high in fat drink work as a candy?

The answer is simple, it's really strange. These buttermilk toffees are a little creamy in flavour, but for the most part they're fairly flavourless. There is a slight sweet cream flavour, but it's not strong enough to really enjoy. I don't think that this is a case of not getting the flavour right; I'm just suggesting that buttermilk might not be the best flavour to make into a toffee. The colour of these toffees is also a little weird, pure white. The minute I unwrapped it I found that it was a very off-putting colour, and I think even a little bit of beige would have improved it.

It seems that the folks making these Champion Toffees are going for authenticity in every way they can. I salute them for that, but I think the problem is in the choice of buttermilk as a flavour.