Tuesday, 25 August 2015

New Nestlé Caramac Giant Buttons


Last week, Nestlé UK announced the launch of new Caramac Giant Buttons, apparently the first product extension in the brands history (although they've strangely glossed over the fact that they produced a Kitkat Caramac in the mid 2000's, as well as a Caramac Breakaway).

The Caramac name apparently comes from an amalgamation of the word caramel and Mackintosh - the company that originally produced Caramac before being taken over by Nestlé. The bar has been a staple of newsagents for a long time indeed, and as many will know it has a buttery, almost fudgey caramel flavour, although unfortunately it's gotten a lot sweeter over the years. The original bar actually used to contain butter, treacle and condensed milk, but unfortunately these new giant buttons don't contain any of those ingredients...boo! :(


Apparently 10 buttons equals one serving, which doesn't seem too bad an amount compared to some products (*cough* half a tiny Aero Mousse! *cough*)


The buttons are very substantial in size indeed, and have a somewhat chalky appearance. They smelled strongly of butterscotch. 


They were very, very moreish, I found it easy to munch through loads at once, although they are quite sickly in excess. Theyr're definitely ones you'll want to share, even if sharing is an alien concept to you! They'd be a particularly good snack to take to the cinema. 

Overall, although the ingredients have changed a bit and these aren't as glorious as the original Caramac bar used to be, they're still a good snack and bring something different and tasty to the snacks world. I have a feeling they're going to be very popular. 

RATING: 8.5 out of 10.

26 comments:

  1. I loved Caramac as a kid so I'll seek these out. Thanks for this article!

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  2. Great review and IMHO very accurate having polished off a bag this week. I have to say, I do like the new recipe Caramac. It's still similar enough to the original for the taste to make me nostalgic for my childhood!

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    1. I got them in a pound shop in Farnborough. Could have been Poundland.

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  4. Found and tested, would buy again! Came from poundland :)

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  5. No where near as good as the bar. Too sweet

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  6. We bought a pack today and thought them horrible. Sweet and sickly and nothing like Caramac!
    Yuk!

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  7. Don't taste at all like caramac. very disappointing

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  8. Taste more like coffee than caramac. Horrible

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  9. I got them from pound world in bedford

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  10. I got them in asda and was so excited cause I love a caramac. These do not taste like caramac and I don't actually like them. So disappointed :(

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  11. Different taste and texture to the bar. Not particularly nice so won't be buying them again.

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  12. Really looked forward to these as a lifelong lover of the bars. However, these taste NOTHING like Caramac ... disappointed :(

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  13. I picked these up in Poundland and although they were a bit different to original Caramac they had a lovely burnt caramel sort of flavour.

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  14. They are FLIPPIN' AMAZING ! OhMyGosh !! I adored Caramac bars in the 70's / 80's as a kid, but haven't tasted them in roughly 30 years or so … saw them as a display and HAD TO HAVE THEM !!!!!!!! And I am SO glad I did … I need a commercial distributor now!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. You've forgotten the original taste.

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  15. They don't taste like Caramac but I still like them. They're very sweet and they don't have the powderiness of Caramacs. Probably won't seek them out to buy again because after a few they get hard to eat.

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  16. Just bought a bag....nothing like caramac bar I remember...won't be buying again....poor show Nestlé!!

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  17. Just bought a bag....nothing like caramac bar I remember...won't be buying again....poor show Nestlé!!

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  18. Not a patch on a caramac bar these are very sweet and do not taste at all like original caramac bar bought once but never again...... Very Dissapointed

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  19. Taste more like 'Milky Bar' than proper Caramac. Horrible.

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  20. I'm very disappointed with the buttons. I was so excited to see them on the shelves! But these aren't Caramac...these are mild essence of Caramac. Far too sweet! I won't be buying them again. So listen up Nestlé...you need to up your game! This feels like a broken promise, and I feel sick. (Finished the packet out of stubornness)

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  21. Love the concept, hate the flavour. Suggest that people who dislike them contact Nestle directly as I have done.

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