Cooplands items vary in good-ness, for example, they do an excellent chocolate toffee Danish, which I try to avoid buying every time I head in to town (New Years resolutions wont allow me to eat such cakes, caramel slices are fine). However I wouldn’t recommend them for sausage rolls, they are cheap but they don’t taste that nice.
But one thing they do have that is so brilliant, so amazing, so delicious is their caramel slices.
As a change, because they are so good, I’m telling you first rather than last, the overall verdict.
They are THE BEST caramel slices I have ever consumed.
9.5 out of 10, that’s right, but why not 10? Let me explain.
Firstly, in grand tradition, the slice costs 59p and measures 2.8cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm thick. Immediately you can see the fatal floor in the slices, they have a very small width. This is the very thing that brings the score so far away from 10. If it was square at 7.5cm x 7.5cm I would paste a huge 10 out of 10 at the very start of this article. But the size has let it down.
But not to dwell on this fact.
The slice smells wonderful and even when stood a short distance away your nose can pick up its scent.
The taste and texture is creamy and a bite lets your teeth meet in the middle, with the whole slice being soft. Chewy or hard slices are the worst.
The chocolate taste is nothing special and is also very thin, but fits to the slice nonetheless.
The caramel, in some respects, is ‘to die for’ its like eating a thin layer of warm fudge, with the same taste and texture of it. First it reminded me of caramel and butterscotch ice-cream, then harbouring the taste for longer, clicked to the thought of fudge, and what a match.
The base is moderately crumbly but again it is creamy and buttery and so delicious, you end up sucking up any crumbs left behind.
It’s a mouth-watering delight, a slice that must be purchased, I just wished Cooplands had stores all of the UK, rather than around the east midlands and the lower north area.
Simply 9.5 out of 10… 🙂