andrelook wrote:Caramel is one of the cheapest 'sweets' and , in my opinion, doesn't belong or 'say'
quality as would different filler.
Learn to do it yourself and stop buying
I am so offended by this post. Seriously? Make your own? I'd like to know what sort of standards you have for taste and quality that you can be so cavalier in saying "do it yourself."
Making good chocolates isn't like learning to change the oil in your car. There is an art to it. And it’s not for everyone. And you don’t even describe making chocolate, but a chocolate syrup, which is nowhere near the same thing. Frankly, if I want to put something chocolaty on my ice cream, I’m going to make a dark hot fudge sauce, not chocolate syrup.
I have made caramels before (and fondant, marshmallow, and hard candy), and I have dipped my own chocolates. It is not easy, and for those who don't know what they're doing when cooking candy, it can be expensive because you can easily end up having to throw away your batch because you didn't cook your caramel properly or you accidentally get water in your chocolate and it seizes. True, caramels are not that difficult to make compared to fondants, but all caramels are not created equally. There are different recipes that affect consistency and taste.
I love to save money, and I have ordered these chocolates twice. I think they’re a good value. Not a great value, but a good value for what you get delivered to your door. I would easily buy again if these were all dark. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE milk chocolate covered caramels but, to my taste, with the salt added, it makes the candy too sweet. The dark ones, though, are fantastic!