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I used to love to eat caramel, especially caramel apples. When I went vegan I had to stop eating caramel though because all the ones I knew of had milk product in them. I finally found a vegan caramels though! The company that makes them is called Cocomels.
Instead of being milk based, these Cocomels are made with coconut milk. They are vegan, dairy-free, organic, kosher, and non-GMO. On top of all that, they’re also super tasty!
The company has a few different products, including naked cocomels, chocolate covered cocomels, and cocomel bites. We got one of each flavor of the naked cocomels. Here’s what the flavors are-
1. Vanilla Caramels
This was my favorite flavor! I love snacking on these when I want a little sweet treat. The vanilla flavor is there, but isn’t super strong, which I love.
We recently went with Adam’s family to the Ute Stampede Rodeo and I knew that there would be no vegan food options for me. So I brought a few snacks including a bag of these. I loved sharing them with Adam’s family and they all thought they tasted great.
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The original flavor tastes just like a normal caramel. I still can’t believe I found a company that has vegan caramels that taste so amazing! In the fall I have always loved melting a little bowl of caramel and dipping apple slices into it.
I haven’t been able to do this since going vegan, but now that problem is solved! I can’t wait to eat an apple with caramel dipping sauce while I watch Hocus Pocus this year.
To melt the caramels I put 6 of them in a bowl, which I thought was the right amount of caramel for a small apple. I put them in the microwave for 10 seconds, stirred them, then put them in for another 10 seconds. Make sure you don’t overcook the caramel because then it will come out super hard and chewy.
3. Sea Salt
The sea salt cocomel was the first one I tried and it got me hooked. I love the soft consistency of it. It’s very similar to the original flavor, but with a little salt. Personally, I could go for just a tad more sea salt in these. I love the mix of sweet and salty.
I brought these with us on our trip to visit my family for the 4th of July. No one in my family is vegan, but I gave everyone one to try and they all couldn’t believe they were vegan since they taste so great.
This has been one of Adam’s favorite flavors that we tried. The espresso flavor is pretty subtle, which is nice because then you can still taste the caramel.
It is so hard to find vegan candy that isn’t full of food coloring. I love that JJ’s Cocomels uses natural ingredients to make a healthier alternative to candy.
Do yourself a favor and order some of these delicious caramels! They’re sold here on Amazon. You can get a 3 pack of a variety of flavors for $14.95. These would make a great gift or stocking stuffer.
Follow @jjscocomels on Instagram to keep up with what this awesome company is doing.
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