Chocolate-Covered Cocomels are Enrobed Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Caramels

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You might recall our full review of Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels. Well, they make Chocolate-Covered Caramels, too! In fact, they are available in three flavors, all dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels - Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan chewy caramels with a semi-sweet chocolate robe (Sea Salt, Vanilla and Espresso Flavors)

Tasting Notes for Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Caramels

Unlike their plain caramels, these caramels are shaped into squares, cloaked in a robe of semi-sweet chocolate, and sold in packages of two.

Vanilla

We started with this baseline flavor. The caramel had definite notes of coconut that overpowered the vanilla a bit. There were almost fruity undertones when the chocolate met the caramel on my taste buds. It was an overall sweet and tasty experience, but somehow lacked the “wow” factor for us.

Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Caramels Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free and Vegan Coconut Milk Caramels Enrobed in Chocolate. Pictured: VanillaIngredients: organic coconut milk (organic coconut, water), organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla extract), organic vanilla extract (water, organic ethyl alcohol, organic vanilla bean extractives), sea salt, xanthan gum.

Nutrition (per 2 pieces): 110 calories, 5g fat, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Espresso

Almost in an effort to get it over with (I’m not a coffee fan at all!), we moved on to the Espresso next. Java lovers will enjoy the pure taste and mocha-like vibe, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (bad pun totally intended).

Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Caramels Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free and Vegan Coconut Milk Caramels Enrobed in Chocolate. Pictured: EspressoIngredients:organic coconut milk (organic coconut, water), organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla extract), organic brewed espresso coffee (water, organic coffee), roasted coffee beans, sea salt, xanthan gum.

Nutrition (per 2 pieces): 110 calories, 5g fat, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 1g protein.*

Sea Salt

But then there were the Sea Salt Chocolate-Covered Cocomels. Oh my heavens! Hands down my favorite flavor of the lot. The salt just takes the richness and caramel flavor up a notch, overriding the coconut and tying everything together. These are the dairy-free caramels I’ve been waiting for! While the caramels themselves are a magical symphony of flavors, the crystals sprinkled on top of these chocolate-covered Cocomels do pack a salty punch! (Not pictured, sorry, I ate them before the camera came out again!).

Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Caramels Reviews and Info - Dairy-Free and Vegan Coconut Milk Caramels Enrobed in Chocolate. Pictured: Sea SaltIngredients: organic coconut milk (organic coconut, water), organic brown rice syrup, organic cane sugar, organic chocolate (organic chocolate liquor, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla extract), organic vanilla extract (water, organic ethyl alcohol, organic vanilla bean extractives), sea salt, xanthan gum.

Nutrition (per 2 pieces): 120 calories, 5g fat, 17g carbs, <1g fiber, 13g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), <1g protein.*

Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels - Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan chewy caramels with a semi-sweet chocolate robe (Sea Salt, Vanilla and Espresso Flavors)

The Facts on Chocolate-Covered Cocomels Caramels

Price: $2.49 per 2-pack (1 ounce)

Availability: Cocomels products are sold at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Kroger stores, and other natural food stores. You can also order Chocolate-Covered Cocomels on Amazon.

Certifications: Chocolate-Covered Cocomels are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Chocolate-Covered Cocomels are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Cocomels and JJs Sweets website at www.jjssweets.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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I'm all about the sea salt

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August 14, 2020

It was a strong like, not a love when I tasted the Vanilla Chocolate-Covered Cocomels. They were just a touch to coconutty. I’m not a coffee fan, so espresso definitely wasn’t my thing. But they completely won me over with the tender, chewy Sea Salt version. That touch of ocean goodness escalated the key caramel flavors, and melded beautifully with the semi-sweet chocolate robe.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

3 Comments

  1. Stephanie Jensen on

    I tried the vanilla one just now. A friend gave them to me for Christmas. They are good. The company does have a good website. According to the FAQ’s on the website, they are certified Kosher, some of them DE. They do follow a strict cleaning protocol in between to minimize the cross contamination. They are in the process of obtaining the gluten free certification, which is why it isn’t there yet.

  2. Hi,
    Do you know where to buy charm school chocolate in vanilla bean white chocolate,coconut milk chocolate and vanilla bean white with caramelised rice crisps?
    Also wheeler’s vegan world famous hot fudge, vegan hot fudge by coop’s microcreamery, natural chocolate spreads by endangered species chocolate, white chocolate bar by organica,premium chocolatiers no whey bar and choco no no’s.
    I live in Sydney NSW of Australia!
    Thanks
    Jade