I found this box of caramels at Trader Joe’s, and the beautiful box art alone was enough to make me buy them (although being dark chocolate, they would have been purchased anyway).
Inside, there were seven caramels, an odd number for sharing.
I ended up cutting them in half, so co-workers could try them, and that was a mistake. The caramel is very soft but the chocolate shell was not, and the caramel squished out as I cut them. They looked like a mess. Still, my co-workers and I forged ahead and ate them, and you know what? They were quite yummy. They were chocolatey and caramely and very salty, but there was almost no vinegar taste. Maybe a slight tang, but I could have imagined it. If I hadn’t seen the box, I wouldn’t have said there was any vinegar in these at all.
All in all, these were good but not great.