Arnott’s Monte Carlo Salted Caramel

May 6, 2015 at 13:31 | Posted in biscuits | 2 Comments
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montesaltedpackA week or so ago, we looked at the first in the new ‘Twisted Faves’ range. Today, we come to the next one – the salted caramel version of the Monte Carlo.

Salted caramel is certainly all the rage at the moment. It seems to be everywhere. Salted caramel popcorn, salted caramel ice-cream, salted caramel burgers, salted caramel latte – you can’t go anywhere in Sydney without seeing it. In terms of announcing ‘I am a cool hipster’ it seems to have taken right over from ‘artisan sourdough’ in the past few months, and no trendy cafe worth its, er, salt, seems to offer anything else. Of course, this is not the first time Arnott’s have jumped on the bandwagon – they already did it a few months ago in conjunction with that icon of hipsterism, Adriano Zumbo.

montesaltedbiscuitSo how does this new twist on the Monte Carlo work? Well, the first thing to note is that it does lose a great deal of its ‘Monte-Carlo-ness’. That strange, chewy centre is replaced by a much softer creme; so much does this change the character that it’s hard to believe they are the same biscuits either side if it.

But that said, they are very nice. Not overly salty (less salty than the Zumbo creations, for example), but quite luscious, with the crubly biscuit and rich creme. You can chow through a lot of these in one go; they are very moreish. Hurrah Arnott’s, you’ve redemmed yourselves again, and shown that this ‘Twisted Faves’ line has promise. I’m going to give these eight out of ten.

I wonder if how choc-orange Deltas will measure up? All will be revealed in a week or so…

 

 

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  1. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve found your blog seriously entertaining! Following an unfortunate incident involving emptying a packet of a certain lemon-flavored biscuit into the office cookie jar (and subsequently making all the other biscuits equally as lemony – much to the dismay of my coworkers), a quick google of ‘Lemon Crisps’ brought me here. After reading that post, I found the others and, I’m not ashamed to admit, have never laughed so much reading about biscuits. So just wanted to say thanks; I’ve really enjoyed reading what you’ve written!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m pleased my inane ramblings qualified as ‘seriously entertaining’; most of my friends and work colleagues who know about my blog tend to categorise it as more ‘seriously weird’…!


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