Many seasons have come and gone since I last had a piece of chocolate covered candy. But childhood memories of past holidays are still vivid – having the chocolate gift box passed to me when it was my turn, doing my best to discreetly push down on each one trying in vain to figure out the filling inside.
The chocolate covered nut clusters were always gone first, they were easy to spot and everyone’s favorite. Somehow I would pick wrong and end up with the caramel. Never my favorite, I remember it as being rather hard and extremely chewy to eat.
The Amella vegan caramels are the exact opposite. So smooth and buttery, soft and chewy, they’re a real joy to eat. The secret ingredient is pure cocoa butter.
From Amella’s many caramels, I received the two vegan options to review. Handmade with organic and fair trade ingredients, no refined sugars, non GMO, gluten free, preservative free and kosher.
Pictured above is the Vegan Coconut Almond Caramels in 66% Dark Chocolate. It has a nice crunch from the lightly roasted California almond on top and a hint of coconut flavor.
The other is Vegan Gray Salt Caramels in 66% Dark Chocolate. Softer and smoother than the almond coconut caramel, the butteriness really stands out. That and the salty-sweet flavor combo.
Either flavor is a solid choice which I’m positive will pass the family’s smell and taste test. Packaged in a box of 6 or a pack of 2, they’re the perfect stocking stuffer. Available from Amella’s online store or Amazon.
Disclosure: I received the products free of charge from the company to review. The opinions and experience with the product expressed herein are my own. There was no pay to say.
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