Michael Mischer Chocolates Toffee & Murray River Salt Chocolate Bar Review
For a US chocolate I was surprised. I was full ready for something too sweet to eat alternating with brine in my mouth and instead I got strong dark chocolate (admittedly without complexity) and sweet toffee without being too sweet plus a hint of salt.
Don’t get me wrong here – the 65% single origin criollo chocolate seems to have been over conched or over refined as it has lost the unique flavour it can have and instead is somewhat lifeless but that doesn’t make it bad – just less complex. When adding flavours it is likely fine to have a less complex base.
This chocolate is also smooth and slightly bitter but without the burnt edge some dark chocolate can have. The chocolate is a 65% bar but I wonder about whether it is a bean to bar chocolate or just bought-in couverture chocolate based on the quality but it is still delicious.
I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by this chocolate – I expected to be assaulted by sugar and sweet with unbalanced salt and instead I got a balanced, only slightly sweet chocolate with a delicious toffee and a perfect salt blend.
It isn’t top notch but it was an excellently pleasant surprise.