Caramel candy bars are a popular treat that combines the sweetness of chocolate with the richness of caramel. With so many options available, it is difficult to tell what is out there for people who enjoy this type of candy.
Below we will provide you with detailed information on some of the most popular candy bars with caramel. While we have included some classics, as expected, we’ve also thrown in a few newer options that you might want to give a try. If you already have a favorite, please vote for it in our poll at the end of this article!
Candy Bars With Caramel
The 100 Grand candy bar is a delicious chocolate treat that has gained a fair bit of popularity since it was invented. Its enticing composition consists of a chewy caramel filling, crisped rice, and a chocolate coating. This bar was initially launched by Nestle in 1964 and was initially known as the “$100,000 Candy Bar.” However, it has since been rebranded to the more modern and concise name of “100 Grand.” The name of this delightful treat was based on the idea that “100 grand” represented a considerable sum of money. Currently, its catchy slogan is “That’s Rich!”, which, of course, fits the money theme of this candy.
This candy bar is reportedly named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth, but many people suspect it was named after the baseball legend, Babe Ruth, to capitalize off his success. Keep in mind the candy bar was released in 1921 when Babe was in his baseball prime.
Regardless, this candy bar is certainly a classic made with nougat, caramel, and peanuts that are all coated in milk chocolate. Its ingredients are similar to a Snickers. If you’re curious about what makes these candies different, read our article on Snickers vs. Baby Ruth for more details.
Caramello (known as Caramilk in Canada) is a popular candy bar created by Cadbury, a subsidiary of Mondelez International. It features a luscious and creamy caramel filling that is generously coated in silky milk chocolate. The caramel is soft, chewy, offers a rich and buttery flavor, while the chocolate adds a delightful sweetness to the overall taste. In the UK this candy bar is known as a Caramilk bar.
Godiva Signature Salted Caramel Bar
Godiva Chocolate is a renowned luxury chocolate brand that has been pleasing chocolate lovers since Pierre Draps started producing chocolates for his company in Brussels in 1926. Try Godiva’s Signature Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate made with milk chocolate and salted toffee pieces for a delicious treat that is far above countless other chocolates in regard to quality.
Ghirardelli Caramel Squares
Ghirardelli is known for its high-quality chocolate and other ingredients that are a step above what you normally find at grocery stores. It makes several squares with caramel include these popular options: Milk Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, White Chocolate Caramel. You’ll likely pay a bit more for this chocolate compared to the normal candy bar. However, many people have no problem paying the extra price given the high-quality ingredients and attention to detail that Ghirardelli offers.
You most certainly have to enjoy peanuts if Payday is your favorite candy bar since its outside is completely covered in them. For the caramel lovers out, the its sweet and chewy caramel filling is plentiful and delicious. If you prefer chocolate as a component of your candy bars, Payday makes a chocolate covered version of the original called Chocolatey Payday.
Check out our article on candy bars with peanuts if you enjoy this type of candy and you are looking for more options.
Milky Way is undoubtedly one of the most popular candy bars with caramel ever made. It consists of a light and fluffy nougat center that is topped with a layer of chewy caramel and then coated in milk chocolate. The Milky Way candy bar was invented by Frank Mars in 1923 and remains a Mars Inc. brand to this day.
In addition to the original candy bar, Mars makes several other Milky Way bars with caramel. These products include Milky Way Midnight, Cookie Dough, Salted Caramel, and more.
Oh Henry! was reportedly first introduced in 1920 by the Williamson Candy Company. This classic candy bar is made with a combination of peanuts, caramel, and fudge with a milk chocolate coating.
The bar’s name is said to have come from a young boy who would often visit the Williamson factory. The younger girl workers would call the boy “Oh Henry!” which the owner thought was a fitting name for his new candy bar.
Oh Henry! is difficult to find in the United States but it can be found in Canada where it is produced by The Hershey Company.
The Reese’s Outrageous! candy bar has a lot going on with it as you can see from the above photo. It contains milk chocolate, Reese’s peanut butter, caramel, and Reese’s pieces candies scattered within. This is one of the newer candy bars with caramel, which was launched in May 2018.
Reese’s Take 5
Reese’s Take 5 candy bar is a unique and delicious treat that was first introduced in 2004 by the Hershey’s company to capitalize on the trend for salty & sweet snacks. This candy bar features a perfect combination of five different flavors and textures, including smooth peanut butter, chewy caramel, crunchy pretzels, and roasted peanuts. A coating of milk chocolate covers the previous mentioned ingredients.
Snickers is the greatest candy bar ever made in the minds of many people. Its named after a favorite family horse of the Mars family and was introduced in 1930. It features a thick layer of nougat that is topped with peanuts and caramel. These components are covered with milk chocolate.
Snickers makes other versions of its candy bar beyond what is pictured above. The other Snickers candy bars with caramel include White Chocolate, Almond, Peanut Brownie, Rockin’ Nut Road, and more.
Tony’s Chocolonely is a Dutch chocolate company that produces delicious and ethical candy bars. The company was founded in 2005 by Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken, who decided to take action after learning about the widespread use of child slavery in the chocolate industry. Tony’s Chocolonely aims to create a 100% slave-free chocolate industry, and buying their candy bars helps support this mission.
These are some of the popular Tony’s candy bars with caramel: Milk Caramel Sea Salt 32%, Milk Caramel Cookie 32%, Everything Bar.
Twix is another Mars manufactured candy. It consists of two crunchy cookie wafers, which are topped with caramel and then coated in milk chocolate. The standard size candy bar is packaged with two bars per package. Twix candy bars have been around since the 1960s and have become one of the most popular candy bars in the world.
Whatchamacallit is made from layers of peanut butter crisps, rich caramel, and creamy chocolate, creating a perfect balance of flavors and textures. The candy bar was first introduced in 1978 by the Hershey Company but the original had no caramel. The caramel was added in 1987 to Whatchamacallit candy bars.
The Zero candy bar is a unique and delicious treat that has been enjoyed by candy lovers since 1920. Made by Hershey, this candy bar is a combination of caramel, peanut & almond nougat, and white chocolate. The Zero candy bar has a distinct taste, with its sweet and nutty flavor profile that sets it apart from other candy bars.
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