Thursday, May 15, 2014

REVIEW: Sam's Choice Sea Salt Caramel


After the success of Sam’s Choice flavors like Coffee & Donuts and Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake, we continued our exploration through the quart sized, super-premium cartons now competing with Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen-Dazs. Walmart followed a proven recipe to create their Sea Salt Caramel by combining caramel ice cream with caramel sea salt truffles and caramel ripple.


Many manufacturers have combined savory-filled truffles, a sweet swirl and caramel ice cream before, but only a select few look like this when you pop off the lid. The thick stripes of that caramel ripple may be in line with most of the other first layers we’ve seen from Sam’s Choice, however they still deserve to be appreciated. Our first bite of the actual ice cream is smooth and mild to start, eventually developing a not-so-subtle sweet, caramel flavoring towards the tail end of each bite.


The tiny truffles aren’t found frequently enough to make their way into each bite, but are still consistent from top to bottom. Each bite-sized candy starts by adding a rich, chocolate taste, the only cocoa-filled component of the entire creation, and as soon as you’ve started concentrating on the chocolate, a burst of the sea salt caramel on the inside brings you back to salty caramel bliss. Bites including any of the caramel sauce creates somewhat of a caramel overload, but in a welcomed way; complementing both the caramel base and sea salt caramel truffles. The result is another easy A.


Where I Found It: Walmart
Grade: A

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