There’s a new variety of Milky Way coming your way — and it sounds delicious. The iconic candy bar is releasing the Milky Way Salted Caramel bar, which is a sweet-and-salty twist on the original.
The brand recently announced the new flavor on Instagram with a photo of the new candy bar along with the caption, “Coming 2020 – for all you Milky Way fans out there whether you’re feeling salty or sweet. #chocolate #candy #reveal #surprise #milkyway #new #treats”:
Although the post indicates that the new flavor will be available as of 2020, they are rolling out 3.16-ounce “Share Size” Milky Way Salted Caramel bars at Walmart this October — just in time for Halloween! Be sure to stock up to earn the status as one of the most on-trend houses for trick-or-treaters this holiday.
In January 2020, Milky Way Salted Caramel candy bars will get a wider release at retailers across the country. In addition to the Share Size, they will also be available in Single (1.56 ounces) and Fun Size six-packs (3.38 ounces).
The original Milky Way bar features malt-flavored nougat topped with caramel, surrounded in chocolate. The Mars Corporation says that the candy’s name is based on a malt drink popular in 1923, when the candy bar was named.
The brand also makes Simply Caramel, Midnight (dark chocolate) and Caramel Apple varieties. You can also get a Milky Way Fudge flavor.
Several varieties are available as Minis or Bites as well as candy bars.
Salted caramel is a super-popular flavor combination, so it makes total sense that they would introduce this new variety. And if you can’t get enough of the salty and sweet combo, there are a number of other products our there that utilize it, such as Salted Caramel Pepsi.
Also, Baileys now makes canned cold brew in Irish Cream and Salted Caramel flavors. These don’t contain any alcohol, so feel free to sip on one in the morning!
If you want to go the DIY route from your own kitchen, we’re thinking this new flavor might add some dimension to the popular Milky Way Salted Caramel Cookie recipes out there, too, such as this one from The Salted Cookie blog.
But cookies are just the beginning, if you love that salted caramel flavor! Give this recipe for salted caramel chocolate chip cheesecake from Oregon Transplant a whirl.
Think you’ll try this new Milky Way flavor when it comes out ?