After the Chocolate Sablé from William Curley, and its fantastic packaging I get the chance to try the other delight I brought that cold winter’s day. Normally I wouldn’t pick out salted caramel given a wide choice, but I thought I’d see if the multi-award winning chocolatier can make me fall in love with his version of the sea salt caramel bar.
I don’t need to say any more about the presence this chocolate has. It looks exceptional from the outside, and also when you open it up its awesome too. As you peer under the outer wrapper it looks like a gold ingot. This piques your interest and makes you want to dive straight in. Under that luxurious foil contains a five-piece bar of dark chocolate filled with a runny caramel and Brittany sea salt reduction.
With so many chocolates of this nature the chocolatier seems to focus primarily on the filling. But not here, both the caramel and the chocolate play a wonderful double-act. Neither is the lead, nor supporting act. The dark chocolate is thick and flavoursome whilst the caramel is bursting with flavour but doesn’t make your taste buds recoil with excessive salinity.
This caramel has a divine flavour. There’s a cappuccino edge that give the experience more depth than other sea-salted caramels I’ve tried and the texture is sensational. It’s a very sensuous experience indeed as sections of the caramel fall off and over your mouth. This surely is a confection best enjoyed accompanied by your loved one?
I loved it purely because it wasn’t over-salted, because the texture was playful and the appearance pure perfection. Only if all chocolate could offer an experience such as this? The world would be quiet, there’d be no crime, people would play scrabble without arguing and we’d just wave and smile if someone cut us up at a junction. Life would be peaceful.