Artisan du Chocolat Sea Salted Caramels
Sea salted caramels seem to have become a popular confection among chocolate makers and Artisan du Chocolat are no exception. The ones bought for me arrived in a white box within which was a nice brown plastic tub with a screw top lid.
Unscrewing the lid of this delightful container of chocolate was like opening the door to a chocolate shop. I was met with the delightful scent of good quality chocolate. It enveloped me and seemingly wafted through the room, following me as I sat down to try one.
These small balls are just the right size to pop in your mouth and enjoy. They do need to be chewed as letting them melt takes forever but the yumminess is not harmed. On biting through the outer chocolate shell, your mouth is bathed in a delightfully runny dark caramel. With hints of molasses the caramel is strongly flavoured and delightful. It mixes with the chocolate in your mouth and is fantastic.
The chocolate itself is a bit flat in flavour which is slightly disappointing. It lacks any distinguishing characteristics and is a bit grainy. It would have been nice to have had a better quality chocolate.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this chocolate to anyone as a gift or as a treat.