Thursday, 19 June 2008

dark chocolate and sea salt...did i hear correctly??

so this morning i received a most welcome package in the post...because let's face it whenever i receive anything in the post these days that doesn't resemble a bill, it is most welcome. i knew this wasn't a bill because it was a padded envelope...chubby and fat with goodies inside...


and what were those goodies...you might ask? can it really be what is mentioned in the title of this post...dark chocolate and sea salt...now why would anyone send me a bar of chocolate and a packet of sea salt? well of course they wouldn't...this is chocolate with sea salt in it! amazing right! the whole idea of the flavour just tickles me pink. it's so kooky and cool. and yes, you heard correct dark chocolate and SEA SALT! here's a close up to prove it!


and the story behind this wondrous delivery is in part due to my down right cheekiness! yup, you've seen chocolate like this before on my blog...if you scroll back to the rose tiramisu cupcakes i made a while ago you'll see that i topped them off with some very delicious rose and pistachio chocolate squares made by this very same company. so in a moment of...cheekiness, i emailed the company and told them how much i loved the chocolate and to just let them know what some of us crazy bakers get up to with a bar of chocolate and well, they offered me some of the dark chocolate and sea salt bars! hooray for me! so this post is hugely due to Emily at Cocoa Bean Chocolates a big chocolate-y smudged thank you to her for the chocolate that i have promised to bake into something fabulous!


and don't you just love it when people are thought-full. i mean not only does she send TWO big ol' bars for me to bake with, but she also sent me a little one for tasting too! which i did already and loved it! the chocolate is lovely and rich and the sea salt provides a hint of saltiness that just sets off the whole experience into something quite wonderful. and i must say that i do love the mix of sweet and salty together.

so now it's decisions, decisions, decisions...no, not what to bake, but whether i just eat it all now myself or actually use it for baking? with this now being the second bar i have tried i can honestly say that i am quite smitten. the rose and pistachio whicked me away to somewhere exotic and this...has brought me back to the salty shores of ireland.

11 comments:

Dianne said...

Oh wow that looks amazing!

marye said...

mmm..what a fantastic combination

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi dianne, it tasted pretty good too :)

hi marye, yup i would never have thought about dark chocolate and sea salt...but it's a fabulous combination!

Charley said...

Wow they look oh so yum scrum! Might have to order me some of that!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi charley, yes their chocolate is very yummy...check out their other flavours too...very delicious!

The Caked Crusader said...

I can't quite get my head around how this would taste - I'm intrigued.
Think I need to check out their website!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi caked crusader...definitely check out their website. this chocolate was delicious...the sea salt crystals were a delightful explosive surprise in the dark, sweet chocolate! yummy!

Colleen said...

yummy! i gota get me some. i went on the website and can't figure how to order some yet. gota keep trying i guess. but i did find some at a store in the utah of the usa. so i had to buy some. i mean seriously sea salt and chocolate. fabulous. it was divine. i had grey sea salt in it. i think i'm addicted already.

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi colleen, not sure how the ordering works on the website as it's available in quite a few shops here in Dublin :) definitely keep trying though because it is well worth it!

chocci chic said...

Hi Colleen,

I am a really big fan of their chocolate and order it all the time from the website. You have to go to www.skelligschocolate.com and go to chocolate bars ( on the left) and then choose the Cocoa Bean picture - all sorts of delicious treats! I like to dip pop corn in the melted sea salt chocolate..yum yum.

Hope you get some and can't wait to hear what other ideas people come up with.

x.

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi chocci chic - thanks for providing that info for visitors looking to buy the chocolate ;)