The use of salt alongside chocolate is long and storied, being used together in biscotti, pan du chocolat, and America's favorite chocolate chip cookies. Salt has long been a companion who brings out the best flavors in our favorite foods. It perks up our taste buds and helps us differentiate flavors more clearly. Furthermore, the cacao in chocolate has a very dense molecular structure, and a bit of salt has a tendency to pull it apart, giving the chocolate a fuller body and a more nuanced flavor profile. You'll find a pronounced improvement in flavor with any salty ingredients in chocolate which is why chocolatiers use everything from nuts to bacon to potato chips. However, for the purest experience a solid dark chocolate with just the right of sea salt can be a divine experience.
Stop by the boutique this Thursday at 6PM for a taste of salted chocolate for Chocolate Happy Hour. A rich and decadent flavor made all the more potent with a pinch of salt.