Caramels are one of my favorite treats. I recently got the chance to try McCreas caramels and fell in love. They are soft, decadent, and melt in your mouth. I loved them so much, I decided to do a review to share my findings.
About McCreas Caramels
Jason McCrea is a scientist with a background in chemistry and a love for natural ingredients. His goal is to make the best caramel in the world. After trying them, I would say he has succeeded.
Everyone at McCrea’s is dedicated to the same things honesty, integrity and making the best caramel in the world. That dedication really shows in the quality of the caramels and the fabulous packaging. I love the tubes as they are perfect for gift giving.
Oh, there are so many good caramels on the McCreas site. There is a flavor to meet just about anyone’s taste. I will try not to go on too much about my favorite, classic vanilla, but if you are uncertain what to choose that is a winner. Really, it is amazing.
Flavors include Irish Coffee, Black Lava Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Single Malt Scotch, Dark Roasted Mocha and Cafe Noir. That is a wide range of flavors to pick from. I tried Classic Vanilla, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, and the variety pack. They were all fabulous.
This is their original flavor that includes sweet, aromatic vanilla. This flavor is for the caramel purist. I absolutely loved this flavor! It was soft and rich and I had a hard time stopping myself from eating them all. I would highly recommend this flavor.
Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt
This is exactly what you would think. It is fresh rosemary mingled with imported truffle sea salt. The flavor is unique and savory. If you love rosemary, this is the caramel for you.
This is perfect for those that want to try them all. It is a collection of traditional and unexpected favorites including Dark Roasted Mocha, Ginger Fusion, Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt, Single Malt Scotch, Black Lava Sea Salt, Tapped Maple, Cape Cod Sea Salt, Classic Vanilla, Deep Chocolate. Now that is a variety. They are all amazing. I really liked the Maple and the Deep chocolate.
You can click on the flavors to get the exact ingredients found in each one. In general, you will find very high-quality ingredients in McCreas caramels such as fresh milk, fresh cream, cane sugar, molasses, and butter. Everything sounds natural and what you would expect in a caramel.
McCreas caramels are the best caramels I have ever tasted. I love, love, love the classic vanilla but all the flavors are tasty. If you like soft, rich, caramels than these are for you. The texture is soft, smooth, and a little chewy but not sticky. It is like they melt in your mouth.
I will definitely be getting more of these for myself and to give as gifts. I would highly recommend these caramels.
Life is short, eat candy.
Rating (5 stars):
Pros: extremely tasty, high-quality ingredients, excellent to give as a gift
Cons: price is a tad high
Priority: Medium – very tasty
Cost: $14.95 ea for a 5.5 oz tube
Savvy Tip: Join their caramel of the month club for 3 dozen caramels delivered to you each month.
Website: McCrea’s Candies