Believe it or not, we are slowly going through the candy that Pippa sent from England. To be honest, my bet would have been that it wouldn't have lasted a week, but we are being grown-up about it and savoring it.
This week, we shared two different candy bars, Caramac and Bounty.
Caramac is something completely different than anything else that I've sampled. Dan kept saying that it's chocolate, but it didn't taste like chocolate. I couldn't quite place the taste, until I researched it on the internet. Like the name implies, it is caramel based. It kind of tastes like caramel, but not quite. It's just unusual.
This doesn't mean that it tastes bad. I enjoyed it, albeit in small doses. A few pieces are nice, especially if you just let it met in your mouth, but a whole bar would be too much in one sitting.
Caramac was originally produced in 1959 by Mackintosh's in Norwich. The name is a combination of caramel and Machintosh's and was derived during a contest to name the new bar. The creation has been seen in other forms, including an Easter Egg version.
Our second candy bar was Bounty, a bar that is comprised of coconut covered in chocolate. It is very similar to Mounds Bars found in the United States. In fact, although I am sure the chocolate is different, I think that I would have a difficult time telling them apart. I should be careful though, as I took a lot of heat for comparing Whoppers and Maltesers. The Whopper/Malteser challenge in on in a few weeks! i maintain that they are similar...not exactly the same, just very similar.
Bounty was first introduced by the Mars corporation in 1951 and was sold in both the UK and Canada. I enjoyed the Bounty Bar. Coconut and milk chocolate is a winning combination.