For years I have been dreaming of an organic, Fair Trade, dark chocolate covered caramel. Finally, my dream came true with Sjaak’s Nuts & Chews assortment.
This box of seven caramels and two nut clusters is only 4.65 ounces, but delivers far more pleasure than assortments with twice the weight. How can this be? I attribute it to the long-lasting, dense, chewiness of their caramel.
Generally, I avoid mocha because of the caffeine, but their mocha caramel tempted me, so I tried it. A lovely, well-balanced coffee-chocolate experience encased in dark couverture. Next up was the peanut caramel. Different from what I expected, it had tiny bits of peanut that infused each bite with peanutty flavor. A delicate coconut flavor was the hallmark of the coconut caramel. The pistachio rendition was awesome and unusual, though I would have been happy with a few more nuts. A tried and true combination that lived up to its reputation was the pecan caramel. The chocolate caramel was good, but a bit plainer and less interesting than the other varieties. Last, but not least, was the “nugget.” It was a dark chewy center with a little layer of almost black chocolate on top, a peanut on top of that, all covered in dark chocolate; pretty dreamy.
As for the two nut clusters, one was a divinely unusual almond crunch with big hunks of almond, all enrobed in dark chocolate. The final offering was the cashew cluster: satisfying, but not a contender against the caramels.
If you have been yearning for an assortment of satisfying organic caramels stop by Sjaaks.com