September 2022

Cow Tales "Caramel"


I keep thinking that the name of this candy is a little weird, but then I try to figure out a better name and I always fall flat. What better name could you give a creamy log of caramel with a cream filled centre. I assume that the cow reference comes from the fact that there’s a lot of dairy in this treat. I also get that these kind of look like what I would imagine cow tails look like. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a cow before, and I’ve seen the tails of a cow before, I just don’t really give it much thought when I’m looking at a cow’s tail, so I can only assume that this has some kind of resemblance. Having said that, I’m sure I’ll be paying much more attention to cow tails from now on.

Candy wise, these are nice creamy treats. I feel like if you call the outer light brown layer caramel you’d be a little disappointed. It might very well be made of caramel, but the texture is much closer to a fudge, particularly if you compare it to the fudge in the middle of an Oh Henry bar. The creamy centre seems to be a little softer than the caramel, so it’s a nice contrast. Flavour wise the caramel is subtle, but not completely hidden away. I would most certainly not call these bold, but they are tasty enough.

My one complaint from these is all about the powder they put on the outside. I assume that they put the powder on the outside to keep it from sticking. I imagine it has something to do with manufacturing or even getting them out of the package. Sometimes I find that when candy companies put powders on their treats it can be a little distracting, and this is one of those cases. I really feel like I would have enjoyed this Cow Tale a little bit more if the powder was gone. The problem is that I think if it was gone, I would have had a much harder time taking it out of the package. I’m not sure there’s a solution to this problem, and I assume that the folks at Goetze have done their best to try and limit the amount of powder.

These Cow Tales are okay. I might have preferred a stronger flavour and certainly would have preferred less powder, but in general I enjoy chewing on this strangely named stick.