We love salted caramel on all our desserts and we are huge fans of Planters roasted peanuts. So we were so excited when Planters launched the new Salted Caramel Peanuts. After chewing on a few of these peanuts, our first reaction was to want to spit them out. We couldn't believe how salted caramel didn't pair well with roasted peanuts. How could that be??? We always drizzle caramel sauce and sprinkle peanuts on our vanilla ice-cream. We were totally shocked by how weird the Planters Salted Caramel Peanuts tasted. A further look at the container helped us realize why. It was the "artificial flavor" that ruined our beloved Planters peanuts. We don't understand why anyone will bother to add artificial flavor to something good. Just when did anything "artificial" ever taste any good? This is a really disappointing product and we couldn't stand the artificial caramel flavor to take a second mouthful, we just tossed the whole container into the trash.