One of my favorite parts of having a big family - aside from the constant humor "never boring" aspect that comes when we are all together - is seeing the ways that my siblings and I are alike and different. Some of us have similar features (one of my sister's has strawberry blonde hair like mine), most of us all have spirited attitudes, there's a definite split between extroverts and introverts, a few are super athletic...And while we each have specific preferences when it comes to food, we all have a definite sweet tooth and share a love for the sugary, sweet and delicious. Even my brother who is 14 months younger than me who doesn't like cake still loves a fresh chocolate chip cookie and my mom's brownies.
Some of my earliest memories are of getting suckers from the doctor's office with Sally or reaching into bowls of caramels at the bank with my brother when we'd go there with our mom. The Werther's Original caramels we used to eat as little kids are still a favorite none of us can resist. But the classic Caramel Hard Candies we'd grab by the fistful are now one of several caramel candies offered by Werther's. There's something for everyone and Werther's newest survey helps you find which delicious caramel variety best fits your personality. After taking the Werther's Original Fall Quiz and shamelessly sampling five flavors myself, I can't help but wonder which caramel personality each of my eight siblings would have.
Full disclosure, I tried the five Werther‘s flavors before I took the Fall Quiz. Being no stranger to the original caramel hard candies but a true caramel lover, I wanted to see how the Werther‘s recipe translated to their other candies. Here’s what I taste tested: the creamy filled caramels, the creamy apple filled caramels, the soft caramels, the chewy caramels, and the sugar-free caramel hard candies. I hard already determined which was my personal favorite before I took the personality survey and I was a little shocked when the quiz result told me that the caramel I’d identity with was already the one I liked best: the soft caramels. Kind of amazing!
All the caramel eating and start of the new season had me pulling out some of my caramel-inspired fall favorites. I’ve been dying to wear these new brown and black striped flats and it finally feels appropriate to do so. Slipping on some of my other go-to fall shoes (hello leopard clogs and Golden Goose sneakers, I’ve missed you!) and mixing some of my brown and tan sweaters with white jeans is an easy way to ease into sweater weather while it’s still on the warmer side in Dallas.
Indulging in Werther’s Original caramel is as familiar as slipping on a favorite cozy sweater. And though I feel like I’ve known the flavor since I’ve been little, it’s fun to see how the candy company that established its roots in 1909 (candy-maker Gustav Nebel introduced his delicious, iconic caramel recipe in the small European village of Werther, Germany) can continue to introduce new flavors while staying true to quality ingredients many of us can identify back to our childhoods. I plan on sharing my caramel stash with Sally and a few of our friends so I can have then pick a favorite and take the fall caramel personality quiz…I’m so curious to see how many other people are able to align their tastes with the survey questions and results.
However, I’m pretty positive that any fellow caramel lover will love any of Werther’s offerings. The Soft Apple caramels are a limited edition that’s especially appropriate for the fall season (raise your hand if you ever got a caramel covered apple when trick-or-treating!) and very delicious. The caramel popcorn is another new Werther’s creation I am now dying to try. There’s even a caramel popcorn with sea salt and pretzels (um, yum) and I’m thinking it might be the perfect salty/sweet treat to indulge in!
All varieties of Werther’s Original creations are available in grocery stores and retailers nationwide. Take the Fall Quiz to discover your caramel personality before you decide which to try or just do what I did and get a few varieties that looks good then take the survey and see if it aligns with a taste-tested favorite…either way, be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter to show friends your true caramel identity and why you #FallForWerthers this season!