Morinaga traditional caramels - Yaki-imo (roasted sweet potato)

Posted by Linda on 11. 2012 0 comments 0 trackback
One might find it odd that I dislike caramel and tend to avoid any sweets that contain caramel, and yet I continue to buy these traditional caramels from Morinaga. The main reason for this is because there's just such a array of interesting flavors for these Morinaga caramels and more new flavors released every year, there's matcha flavored caramel, pudding flavor, even coffee caramel, I've also reviewed about the Milk and Azuki flavors.
But another reason is because ever since my first delightful experience with the milk flavor, the unusually soft, creamy and non-sticky texture & consistency of the caramels, I've been hoping, just hoping that I'll be able to experience that same soft and melty texture across the range of Morinaga caramels...unfortunately, all the subsequent flavors I have tried have been rather disappointing, to the point when I was on the verge of sticking to just the milk flavor...but, I haven't given up hope yet.

This is the Yaki-imo (roasted sweet potato) flavor:
as soon as I popped the first caramel into my mouth, my shoulders dropped that instant, same hard and sticky texture as typical caramels, once again very different texture & consistency to the milk caramels, and the sweet potato flavor was too subtle, but still detectable.

I think this one was worse than the Azuki flavor...with the azuki caramels, at least the caramels were infused with a generous amount of azuki flavor. But with these Yaki-imo caramels, the flavor of the yaki-imo was too weak for my liking.
Once again, I'm left rather disappointed.

My rating (overall):

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