12 Nov, 2008

Mars Caramel

Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars

Mars Caramel

You can file Mars Caramel under “U” for “unnecessary” – not that it’s completely without virtue, it’s just that it’s essentially superfluous. It’s an offshoot of the Mars Bar (Milky Way in the states), which normally consists of nougat topped with a layer of caramel. Mars Caramel forgoes the nougat altogether, and consists entirely of caramel enrobed in milk chocolate.

The problem here is that the bar contains the exact same caramel you’ll find inside a regular Mars Bar, which normally, balanced out by the nougat, works quite well. However, here, the soft, slightly chewy and very sweet caramel just seems to be missing something. You expect to taste the nougat, but of course, it’s not there. The caramel itself doesn’t really have the complexity to carry the whole bar, and while it does have that “Mars Bar” taste, it’s just kind of plain – sweet, but without anything to ever make you want to pick this over a standard Mars Bar.

Ultimately, Mars Caramel is unnecessary because it’s just a downgraded Mars Bar. It’s kind of like listening to a song you like with one of the main instruments removed – it’s a little bit interesting at first, but ultimately there’s a reason why all the instruments are there.

2.5 out of 4

Manufactured by: Mars
Calories (45 g bar): 210

2 Responses to "Mars Caramel"

1 | Milky Way Caramel | Canadian Treats

January 21st, 2010 at 2:17 pm


[...] Other reviews of Mars Caramel (which is a slightly smaller bar than the American one, so the proportions of chocolate to caramel may be different): The Candy Critic, Jim’s Chocolate Mission, Candyrageous. [...]

2 | dave

May 9th, 2013 at 12:17 pm


I feel the previous review stating Mars Caramel is ”unnecessary” is total bunk! I just tried it and found it to be the best bar ive ever had.Im a real sweet tooth and this was right up my alley.Bets bar on the market,PERIOD!

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