Saturday, January 6, 2018

Pearson's Sea Salt Caramel BUN bar - Jan. 5, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Pearson Candy Co. 
Sea Salt Caramel BUN bar
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 250 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $1.59 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Caramel Theme Week.

Here at Chocolate Banquet, we sample a variety of chocolates, from hand-crafted artisan dark bars to vintage chocolate candy bars.

Today's gluten-free Sea Salt Caramel Bun from Pearson Candy Company (St. Paul, MN) fell into the latter category. Pearson Candy's roots date back to the golden age of candy bars in the early 1900s, when there were hundreds of bars to choose from. (Most never made it to this century; however, some brands, like the Bun, have survived.)

The salt and sweet levels in this bar were relatively well balanced, i.e. not as sweet or salty as some candy bars (a good thing). The patty-shaped milk chocolate bar was studded with good-sized Virginia peanuts; and the caramel filling in the middle was satisfying without being too overabundant (messy)—important for a bar often eaten on the go.

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