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I received both of these squares from Jer’s in my January Love with Food box.

Original Jer’s Square Information:

Jer’s Original Squares are crafted with all natural Valencia peanut butter mixed with crunchy rice crisp covered in premium milk chocolate. Now, you can have Jer’s Squares 4 oz. boxes on hand at work, at home, or on the go! That’s what we call “out of the box” thinking!

My Thoughts:

This is yummy!

The peanut butter center is lightened up with the crackly crunch of rice crisp.  The chocolate is sweet and creamy, the peanut butter is too, but there is enough “salty” to it to give it a nice savory quality and to cut through some of the sweet.  I’d take these over a peanut butter cup any day!

Pretzo Chang-O Jer’s Square Information:

Pretzo Change-O Milk Chocolate squares are crafted with sweet and salty pretzel bits mixed with all natural Valencia peanut butter covered in milk chocolate. These 4 oz. boxes are great for sharing, putting into a candy dish at your house or office, or stashed away for that quick fix when needed. After all, that’s how we’re able to pack big flavor into such a little package.

My Thoughts:

The Pretzo Chango-O is also a milk chocolate candy.  Instead of the crispy rice in the original square … this has salty pretzel bits which adds more salt to the treat.  The center is a little denser than the original was because of the pretzel bits, and it’s crunchier.  But I love the additional salty notes to this square.  Of the two, this one was my favorite, but I loved them both! This is truly a salty-sweet treat!

My Final Thoughts:

I want more of these!  That is all.

Product Description:

Chef Alexa caps a Salty Caramel puff with milk chocolate pretzels

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Tea Suggestion:

Since these tasty confections pack a serious flavor wallop on their own, I suggest choosing a pure, unfettered black tea to enjoy with these.  I like this Keemun Mao Feng from Life in Teacup.   It has a pleasing, smoky character with light caramel-y undertones that accentuate the caramel flavor of the marshmallow.  A very decadent pairing!

What I Think:

Oh MY!  These are amazing.

And HUGE!  I measured one of them, and it measures 2 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch!  That may not seem very big in print, but, when it comes to a sugary sweet, puffy marshmallow, it’s enormous!  Seriously, you’ll not want to eat more than one of these in a sitting.

But that’s OK, because, you’ll want to have some for later.  I received the “standard” size package of these, which is stuffed 3 of these gigantic caramel-swirled marshmallows that are studded with chocolate covered twist pretzels and then tied with a pretty purple ribbon.  It’s a visually appealing package, and these would make a YUMMY gift to your sweet-toothed friends (or yourself!)

They are soft and puffy, like you’d expect from a hand-crafted marshmallow, and you taste salty goodness in every single bite, which is nice, because it does help to cut through some of the sweetness of the marshmallow.  But don’t worry, because these are plenty sweet, too!  And they are LOADED with pretzels, so you get a bite of pretzel in nearly every bite of marshmallow too (I think there was maybe one bite where I didn’t get any pretzel, but that was mostly by my own desire because I wanted to taste the marshmallow on its own).

My only complaint is that the pretzel was a little on the stale side, rendering them a little less crunchy.  They’re still delicious, but, just not quite as fresh as I expected them to be.

My Final Thoughts:

Overall, I found these to be an amazingly delicious treat.  Sweet, salty and savory, all in one.  I like that these are salty not just from the pretzel but also from the salted caramel swirl, which gives this confection a fantastic balance of flavor.  Absolutely, decadently, indulgently YUM!

Where to Buy:  Liddabit Sweets on Foodzie

Product Description:

Sea Salt Caramels:One of our customers’ favorites. We nearly always sell out of these delightful treats, made with fresh local cream and embellished with just the right amount of fine sea salt. Gluten free.

Beer & Pretzel Caramels: These have a cult following all their own. Brooklyn Brewery’s Brown Ale and East India Pale Ale, reduced and stirred into our caramel along with crunchy chunks of salty Martin’s pretzels. Our #1 seller and #1 winner-over-of-skeptics.

What I think:

In my February Foodzie Tasting Box, I received two caramels from Liddabit:  a Beer & Pretzel Caramel and a Sea Salt Caramel.

Beer & Pretzel Caramel from Liddabit Sweets

The Beer & Pretzel Caramel certainly is an unexpected flavor for a caramel – but I’ve been known to love the unusual!  These are amazing!  There is just enough crunch from the pretzel to provide some texture to the otherwise smooth and creamy caramel, the salt from the pretzel cuts through some of the sweetness of the caramel.

Well, I have to admit that I’m not a big beer drinker – as in… I don’t drink it!  Tea is my thing.  But, I like the flavor from the beer here.  It lends a malty flavor and a richness to this caramel.  It’s really quite amazing.

Sea Salt Caramels from Liddabit Sweets

I LOVE salted caramel.  I first discovered salted caramel about five years ago when I visited a small gift shop that sold Fran’s Chocolates.  Their dark chocolate covered grey salt caramels are absolutely to die for.  Since that time, I’ve embraced the combination of sweet and salty especially when it comes to salty caramel.  The salt cuts through the sweetness just enough so that the caramel does not come across as too sickeningly sweet.  The downfall to this is that then, you feel like you can eat more than just one caramel!

This sea salt caramel from Liddabit is one of the best salted caramels I’ve tasted.  The caramel is sweet and rich with a deep caramel flavor, and the salt is just right – it doesn’t come off as salty, and I like that I can feel the texture of the salt within the caramel.

My final thoughts: 

My only complaint about these amazing caramels?  There were only two caramels (one of each flavor) in my Tasting Box!  And now they’re gone!