We may be sour, but we know our sweets.

Goetze’s Original Cream Caramels

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If you’re old, you no doubt have seen these before:
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Made by Goetze’s in Maryland since 1917, these cream caramels are their signature jam. I have very fond memories of the occasions I’ve tried them, so when I saw this bag hanging, I knew it had to be mine.

IMG_5792Classic. Super old school Americana Candyana.
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Theyre chewy, and creamy, and…weird. I mean like, …oddly weird. Yes, there’s caramel going on plus the creamy Oreo-like center. But there’s a strong savory note to the candy that’s a tiny bit off-putting. Adds a certain funk to it. I thought at first that since I acquired these at the dollar store, they must be toxic overages from Goetze’s secret warehouse. But then I remembered that they’ve always tasted this way.

 

Funky.

 

 

I like them alright, but more in concept than in practice. There’s so many crazy delicious caramels everywhere these days that, sadly, I’ll pass on these going forward.

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