Sunday, March 4, 2012
What Happened to the ORIGINAL..
I bought a bag or Werther's Original butterscotch candy last week. I don't buy them very often...in fact I can't remember when I bought them last. Maybe it has been years. Something about them was just not right...I thought they were just a hard candy .Guess what...they are now soft and chewy...and they don't last as long that way. So I eat more of them. Here is what I found out on Wikipedia...
Originally available only in the hard form, sweets are now also available as 'chewy toffees', as well as a soft form that resembles wax, which melts easily inside the mouth called 'Caramelts'. A variant with chocolate filling is also available. There are also three sugarfree variants including the original caramel flavour, a caramel coffee swirl, and a caramel mint swirl. There is much confusion regarding whether Werther's are caramels or butterscotch. They are properly described as butterscotch due to their hard consistency. Werther's Caramelts may be an exception in so far as they are chewy.
A recent release (at least in the UK) is Werther's Chocolate; dark and milk chocolate sold in the same packaging and wrappers as Werther's Originals but instead of hard sweets, there is chocolate with butterscotch running through it.
I like the hard solid candy better. They should have changed the name ....to maybe Werther's Original Caramelts...not to be confused with Werther's Originals.
Ok...just another gripe session here. sorry.