It’s always a good day when we get to try ANYTHING at Karamell-Küche… and, we’ve got some awesome new-to-us treats for you today!
I stopped by the Germany Pavilion recently with the sole intention of grabbing a Chewy Caramel Shortbread Bar, but simply had to take a peek first into that bakery case chock full of golden caramel goodness. And…we found new stuffs!!
So, what’s new at the Caramel Kitchen, you ask?
Among the items that have arrived since my most recent visit were Vanilla and Chocolate Cakeballs, Caramel Gingersnaps, Caramel Bacon Squares (what WHAT?), and Caramel S’mores.
Umm… did somebody say “BACON”? Clearly, I altered my order right away to grab a Caramel Bacon Square ;). I asked for a Caramel S’more, too, while I was at it!
Sweet stuff with a touch of good ol’ bacon isn’t a mixture that’s unique to Karamell-Küche. You can find it in things like Everything Pop’s King Cupcake and Peanut Butter, Banana, and Candied Bacon Pie at BoardWalk Bakery.
What’s the Karamell-Küche take on this combo? From the outside, the Caramel Bacon Square looks a lot like the other chocolate-covered caramels in the case, only with the addition of a small piece of bacon garnishing the top.
And once you cut in, it’s much the same. You can only just detect the presence of bacon in the midst of all that rich Werther’s caramel, thanks to the teeny bits you can see creating a slight variation in the texture.
The first taste is (nicely!) overwhelmed by the classic, golden buttery taste that is the main reason we all visit Karamell-Küche to begin with. It took a moment for the bacon flavor to greet my tastebuds, but once it did, it facilitated more of a smoky aftertaste that continued to build while eating the rest of the caramel.
It wasn’t at all what I expected — even from the moment I cut it open, I was expecting larger pieces of bacon and a more robust taste of bacon to go with it. But the subtle smokiness made this a bit more complex and much more interesting than I anticipated.
The Caramel S’more is obviously a twist on the campfire classic S’more and on the S’more you can find at the Confectionery in Magic Kingdom and Candy Palace in Disneyland: marshmallow stuffed between two graham crackers.
Like the other candy s’mores around the parks chocolate surrounds the crackers. And not only is caramel drizzled all over the chocolate cover — a generous dollop is also found in the marshmallow center.
It’s difficult to see the marshmallow underneath the graham crumbs after the first cut, though you can pick up on some of the caramel at a glance.
But this photo gives you more of an idea of what’s going on in the center.
My favorite part of a campfire S’more is the char when you toast it over a flame and the way the heat from the marshmallow melts the chocolate, so this isn’t the ultimate version of this treat for me. Still, caramel added to pretty much anything ups the ante in my book, and I can’t argue with the way the caramel makes a treat known for decadent gooey-ness even gooier! A word to the wise: you’ll need some napkins for this one — like a regular S’more, part of the fun is making a bit of a mess 🙂 .
As always, it’s fun to see things getting even more creative in the little slice of heaven that is the Karamell-Küche. “Werther” you enjoy a new treat or an old favorite, it’s always worth a stop! And now, it’s time to apologize for that joke, and let you enjoy the rest of your day 😉 .
Do you have a favorite treat at Karamell-Küche? Please let us know with a comment!