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Jer’s Cara Mella Peanut Butter Bar Review

January 15th, 2009

Jer's Cara Mella Peanut Butter Bar

I found out about Jer’s at the Fancy Food Show in NYC last June. As someone who writes a blog focused only on chocolate and peanut butter it was shocking to find that somehow I hadn’t known about the company that only produces products made with chocolate and peanut butter. How did this happen? Clearly I was asleep at the wheel. The blogging… wheel?… (nevermind, you get it).

The other day I was browsing the chocolate bar shelf in Garden of Eden and noticed a collection of Jer’s bars. I picked up the Cara Mella bar and brought it home for Taste Tester and I to assess. I have tasted many a chocolate peanut butter bar at this point and have come to approach new finds with a little more skepticism than optimism.

Jer’s Cara Mella Peanut Butter Bar Review

That said, I really really enjoyed this bar. The chocolate is dark and rich and complements the peanut butter nicely. It seems rare that dark chocolate and peanut butter come together so well. I tend to feel that milk is a better match for pb, but Jer proved me wrong with this bar. The thick layer of caramel is also a stellar component. The box comes with two individually wrapped bars. The bars are a decent size, but two quickly proved not to be enough as I ended up back to the store the next day and grabbed another Cara Mella bar and a Pretzo Change-o bar (milk chocolate + peanut butter + pretzels). I will be sure to write about that one soon.

Jer's Cara Mella Peanut Butter Bar

The Garden of Eden location that I found these at is on my way home from work. I dare say that it’s dangerous for me to be in such close proximity of this bar. I can only hope that they re-stock often!

Buy the Cara Mella Peanut Butter Bar at Jer’s.

8 responses so far:

  • Holy moley that looks ridiculously good!

    by AmiraJan 16, 2009 at 5:48 am
  • dangerous yes! good yes!

    by dawnJan 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm
  • Peanut Butter is the best thing in the world and I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! Love the blog, and I can’t wait to try the recipes. I recently started my own food/nutrition blog and while it’s a work in progress I’m enjoying it very much! Thanks for your great blog :)


    by kristenJan 20, 2009 at 1:30 pm
  • Hi there!
    What a nice review of our Caramella Bar. Of course, I completely agree with you…LOL! Jerry, of Jer’s Handmade Chocolates, was sent this review earlier today and he has asked me to contact you and see where we could send you some complimentary bars. Your review is great and he appreciates that sort of free exposure (of course) and we would like you to know how much we appreciate it. That sort of things makes our efforts all worth while. Please email me back with your address so I can send you some bars. Wait till you try the Pretzo-Chango Bar…you will not believe how good it is…my personal fave! All the Best, Erin Maron – Office Manager @ Jer’s

    by Erin MaronJan 23, 2009 at 4:26 pm
  • Hello, I contacted you quite a while ago asking for your contact info so that we here at Jer’s Handmade Chocolates could send you some bars in thanks to you for writing such a great little review on Jer’s Cara Mella Bars. You sent me your info but in the craziness of Valentine’s Day, I now can’t find and I feel terrible. Do you think that you could possibly forward it to me again so that we can send you out something special? Thank you, Erin Maron, Office Manager @ Jer’s Handmade Chocolates

    by Erin MaronMar 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  • Hi Kristina,

    I just sent you out some goodies today and you should have them by Friday hopefully.If not by Monday latest.If you don’t get them let me know. We again want to thank you for your write up and praise of the Caramella Bar. You will be amazed at the Pretzo…it’s my personal favorite. Hope you enjoy your treats! Sincerely, Erin Maron @ Jer’s Handmade Chocolates

    by Erin MaronMar 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm
  • With a gourmet pallet and always on search for a better bar, picked up cara mella peanut butter bar at local grocery store. My taste buds did a happy dance with first bite. Best bar i have EVER tasted. Delicious. My compliments to you! Hope i can find them again and not resort to ordering on the internet but will do so if not easily found.

    by MegannJan 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm
  • Hi,
    Your All Natural Jer’s Peanut Butter Bars are amazing. Except for one thing..the caramel. It’s a lot like dehydrated glue and really doesn’t belong. However the crisp and chocolate are wonderful Will attempt to try some of your other products without the caramel. Could be that caramel is just not a personal favourite of mine.
    You are definitely on the right track. Good luck!
    Cheers, Chris.

    by chris colwellJun 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

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