There are three components offered with this candy, rocks, caramel, and salt. They managed to nail one and a half of these, one seem to be completely missing. Don’t get me wrong, these are pleasant enough to eat, and I’m going to happily finish the entire tube. The problem is that these offer a fun new flavour of chocolate rocks, but don’t really deliver it. The part that’s getting half marks is the caramel. I can best describe the caramel as a caramel flavoured chocolate. I didn’t mind it that much, but it’s missing some of the richness that comes with real caramel. Flavour wise I feel like real caramel would have been much better, but I’m not sure if that’s something you could do with this style of treat.
The part that’s completely missing is the salt. I can’t say I tasted anything salty at all with any of these rocks. It’s ironic because if there was any salt it would be the closest thing to a real rock in these. Salted caramel is a really challenging thing to get right, too much salt and the flavour can be too bitter, too little salt and the sweet can just dominate. If they did add real salt to these, the problem is that it’s just totally lost behind all of the sweet.
The part that these got spot on was the rocks. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, chocolate rocks are fun to eat. Even if you don’t love the flavour, the idea of eating rocks is a fun idea. These are a little different than most chocolate rocks, in that they’re all the same colour, but I still enjoyed the premise.
I’ve had many salted caramel treats in my day, and it’s not uncommon for it to fail. I would say that these did fail when it came to getting that authentic flavour salted caramel flavour, but they didn’t fail in that they’re tasty enough. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get these again, as the regular chocolate rocks work well enough. I’m not sure how Kimmies could improve these, as I’m not familiar with the technique of making these rocks. Maybe it’s just not possible to use salt and real caramel to make this kin of treat.