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 ?