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- Milky Way Salted Caramel bars are expected to hit shelves in 2020.
- A representative of the brand told Insider that Walmart shoppers will be able to try “share-size” versions of the new flavor this October.
- This isn’t Milky Way’s first caramel-filled offering and it’s still unclear if new flavor will feature salt inside of the caramel or mixed throughout the bar.
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Milky Way is a classic candy bar that lovers of nougat, caramel, and chocolate have been eating for decades. And in a few months, the candy bar is adding a brand-new offering to its lineup – the Milky Way Salted Caramel bar.
Although the bars won’t be officially released until next year, ‘share-size’ versions of them will be sold at select Walmart locations this October
Not many details about the bar’s release have been shared yet but, but a Milky Way representative told Insider that the bar will officially roll out in all different sizes, including six-pack fun-size packages, in January 2020.
According to the rep, eager snackers will get to try the candy in October. Walmart will be selling “share-size” (3.16-ounce) versions of the salted-caramel bar at select locations later this year.
The brand has not yet confirmed whether or not this new salty and sweet flavor is a permanent addition to Milky Way’s line-up.
It’s also not clear if the bar will contain salted caramel or have salt sprinkled throughout
The packaging for Milky Way Salted Caramel bar features salt on top of the logo, but it is unclear whether it will be mixed into the bar’s caramel center, sprinkled throughout, or both.
But as many fans of the brand know, this isn’t Milky Way’s first foray into special offerings of its caramel-filled bars.
In the past, it’s released non-classic flavors featuring the stuff, including Simply Caramel (a permanent product) and Caramel Apple (a limited-edition offering).
With summer coming to an end and trick-or-treat season fast approaching, now seems like the prime time for candy companies to share new releases.
So far, the end of the summer and the beginning of fall has been filled with new candy releases.
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