Grown Up Chocoate Company Sea Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate
Today's review is from The Grown Up Chocolate Company, who I have featured several times with their interesting and unconventional bars (check out my Mince Pie Bar review!). They kindly offered me a sample of this new Sea Salt Caramel in Dark Chocolate Bar, so of course I couldn't say no!
Their bars are handmade with quality ingredients, and this one in particular contains a very high 70% cocoa solids - it's not often you get such high cocoa dark chocolate paired with caramel, especially salted caramel!
The bars weigh 100g and are available from www.thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk. Since these are supposed to be for grown ups only it's recommended to keep them away from the kids!
Opening the foil wrapper (always a good thing), the bar was in a nice chunky square block format. A little caramel was oozing through a crack in one of the squares, and it smelled lovely! The dark chocolate had a nice rich aroma.
I tried to cut a piece in half to get a shot of the gooey caramel which was a little tricky, but I think I succeeded! (see above).
So how does it taste? First off, the chocolate is indeed very rich, but definitely not bitter like some dark chocolates. It's just sweet enough and the perfect carrier for the caramel, which is not the average mass market caramel but a big step up in quality! It tastes buttery, golden and with a hint of salt that gives it a liquid butterscotch like taste. It's very rich indeed, with the cream and butter in the ingredients coming through prominently.
Overall, I really enjoyed this bar and it felt like a special treat indeed. I can see why the range is aimed at adults rather than children; the flavours on offer are a bit more decadent and richer than the average confectionery product. I hope to see these in local stores soon!
For more info and to buy: www.thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk
8.5 out of 10.