Thursday, 2 April 2015
Müller Rice Salted Caramel Review
Salted Caramel seems to be the "in thing" for new snacks this year, there's been quite a lot of them, most notably Galaxy Salted Caramel, plus various ice cream varieties. Now Müller are getting in on the act with this new Müller Rice variety.
Being honest I haven't had a Müller Rice in yeeeeeears, it's one of those things I've never been much a fan of. I love rice pudding, but cold rice just doesn't appeal to me at all. However the lure of sweet, salty caramel lured me in!
I wish it hadn't. It reminds me now why I never liked Müller Rice in the first place...cold, sloppy rice pudding does not a luxurious dessert make!
Diving in with a spoon I was surprised to find the rice was lightly caramel flavoured. It had a slightly "off" taste, almost savoury. I assumed that was all there was, but there was also a salted caramel flavour sauce lurking at the bottom of the pot. And it tasted horrible. Rather than a sweet, buttery salted caramel, this was overly salty and almost savoury, without the sweetness to balance it out. I managed to choke down the rest of the pot but it wasn't a pleasant experience.
Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but I really didn't enjoy this Müller Rice very much. The balance of salt and sweet is off, and cold rice pudding isn't a good match for salted caramel anyway. Still I'm sure this flavour will be very popular, at least while the current salted caramel trend continues...
RATING: 6 out of 10.
Price: 68p at Asda.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergens: Dairy, egg, maize starch.
Have you tried Salted Caramel Muller Rice? Did you enjoy it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!