September 10, 2008, by CocoaZilla
Frey Supreme Pear & Caramel
Tucked in amongst the Target shelves between Dove and the end cap of Choxie a chocolate candy treasure was found: Switzerland’s Chocolate Frey Supreme candy bars. In business since 1887, but this was the first time I had seen this candy maker’s offerings. Upon some research, I found that they have many other unusual flavors out on the market currently (think Hot Chili Pepper, White/Lemon/Lime, Blood Orange/Cinnamon and Citron/Pepper) Pear and Caramel seems to be a safe starting bet.
The milk chocolate for this bar is of the expected quality one would have of Swiss chocolate. Smooth, creamy and melted amost instantly upon touch. (Note to self: refridgerate this later). But as you can imagine, what I’m after is the added ingredients. The caramel flavor is soft and almost undetected (in a good way) without the overpowering sugary high that can often go hand in hand with a caramel flavored anything. The crowning achievement in the unusual is the pear flavor though. A powerful, yet not quite in your face, flavor with pear granules scattered through out the bar. The gritty sugary bits reminded me greatly of the real fruit, which I’m sure was the maker’s intention, and they have suceeded in having all 3 flavors present, accounted for, but without angering my taste buds. There is no aftertaste, just a smooth milk chocolate finish.
This offering of Frey Supreme has inspired me to return to the Target (pronounced “Tar-jay” when purchasing items that use French in their name) and try their other, more unusual offerings. In moderation of course.
Candy Blog tried the White, Lemon and Lime.
Baking Bites tried the Cinnamon & Blood Orange