Forrest Gump’s mother once told him that life was like a box of chocolates. That’s all well and good, unless that box of chocolates happens to be opened by someone else in your family who eats all of the caramels before you get a chance.
There is nothing better than a candy box piece of chocolate-covered caramel. Or at least I thought so, until I stumbled upon a magnificent candy known as Storck Chocolate Riesen. In essence, having a bag of Riesen (pronounced “reason”) is like having an endless supply of the best part of the candy box- the thick, chewy chocolate caramel squares covered in a thin layer of rich, creamy chocolate.
Each Riesen comes individually wrapped in a piece of waxy brown paper that is somewhat similar to the paper that covers pieces of Salt Water Taffy. The pieces are nice and thick, with a generous amount of buttery chocolate caramel making up the bulk of the candy.
The chocolate caramel is unique, in that the chocolate taste never overpowers the caramel, but the two are both quite present and yet hard to separate, as opposed to say, a Milky Way bar, wherein the chocolate and caramel flavors blend nicely, but are fairly discernible when eating the candy.
The chocolate that coats each Riesen is fantastic – sweet and milky with a tendency to flake off into your mouth as you chew the caramel, providing an excellent double chocolate-melting/caramel-squishing sensation that is hard to beat.
Riesen’s slogan is: “All you need is one good Riesen.” That may be true for some people, but since I started eating Riesens, I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten about 9 million more than one. We all know Forrest’s Mama was right – life is truly like a box of chocolates. But in a truly perfect world, I’d like to think that life would be more like a bag of Riesens. I’d know exactly what I was going to get, and I’d know it was going to be really, really good.
Buy Riesen Online:
- at Amazon.com