You might recall our full review of the four flavors of Cocomels Coconut Milk Caramels. Well, those Chocolate-Covered Caramels I mentioned in that post have finally landed and of course, we had to taste all three varieties.
Tasting Notes for Chocolate-Covered Cocomels
Sold two per package, each square and perfectly chewy caramel was cloaked in a robe of just enough semi-sweet chocolate.
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.
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).
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!).
The Facts on Chocolate-Covered Cocomels
Certifications: Chocolate-Covered Cocomels are Certified Organic. They are labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but we did not note certifications for these.
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. Note that though the Cocomels themselves are soy-free, but they do use a chocolate that contains soy lecithin for the Chocolate-Covered Cocomels. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Cocomels and JJs Sweets website at www.jjssweets.com.