The Ghirardelli Pumpkin Spice Caramel Squares are sold in bags of 20 individually-wrapped squares. Each square has a glossy milk chocolate shell filled with a pumpkin spice flavored caramel containing visible flecks of spices.
Flavor and Taste - 7.6
The caramel squares have a perfect balance of sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and spices.
D: Yum! Good balance of pumpkin and spice.
E: Spicy nutmeg/clove flavor dominates. Very rich.
G: Nice amount of pumpkin flavor. Not too overpowering.
N: Not much pumpkin.
Texture - 7.4
The milk chocolate shell has a firm bite The caramel filling is very soft and runny, which could be a problem if the square is eaten in multiple bites.
D: Could have more snap, but great.
E: Crisp chocolate with good melt. Gooey center.
E2: Smooth, creamy, not too hard or too soft.
G: Very creamy texture.
Aftertaste - 6.8
The aftertaste is of milk chocolate and spices.
E: Sweet, acidic, dairy, spicy.
E2: Sweet, dairy/milk.
G: Aftertaste is more from the chocolate flavor, can't taste any of the pumpkin flavor.
N: Caramel mostly.
Overall - 7.6
Overall, the Ghirardelli Pumpkin Spice Caramel Squares are the best pumpkin spice and chocolate combination I have tasted. Unlike most pumpkin spice chocolates, the milk chocolate in this application did not overpower the flavor of the spices.
D: Love it!
E: If you like chocolate caramels and fall spices, you'll like this.
E2: Satisfied, very fall appropriate.
G: I am not a pumpkin fan, but I love caramel and chocolate. And I love Ghirardelli.