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Milled sugar combined with organic flaky sea salt and dark Ghana chocolate. Mix through whipped cream, Creme Fraiche or mascarpone, add your fav tipple and dip with seasonal fruit.
Perfect to use as a topping over ice cream, cheesecakes, pancakes, muffins, iced chocolate or coffee.
I love salted chocolate goodies so I was looking forward to using In-Salt's Salted Chocolate Sugar to create some magic! The Sugar comes comes in a small resealable foil bag with a clear front so you can see the sugar. No where on the bag does it say how much it weighs (I tried some before thinking to weigh it!) and although it doesn't bother me, there is no nutritional information on the pack either. If you look carefully, you can see the milled sugar, cocoa solids and organic flaky sea salt and it looked yum. I did the 'dab' test and the chocolate and sugar were the most prominent flavours but there was a subtle saltiness that came through at the end.
The packet suggests that you mix through whipped cream, yoghurt or mascarpone or sprinkle over cakes, ice cream, desserts and drinks. I decided to ignore that advice and make some almond and date bliss balls and roll them in the sugar. I have to admit, this was the perfect combination and the salt in the Salted Chocolate Sugar was more prominent and prevented the bliss balls from being too sweet. There was a subtle chocolate taste but overall, it was delicious and even my date hating daughter wolfed them down! After this success I decided to try it with some vanilla ice cream and OMG, it was fabulous! The sugar gave the ice cream a lovely crunch and there was an exquisite chocolate saltiness that transformed an ordinary ice cream flavour into an extraordinary one!
The Salted Chocolate Sugar is so versatile and considering it can instantly transform a dish, is worth it's weight in gold! If you love chocolate and something a bit 'different' I recommend you try this today. I will definitely be purchasing this again as it was a big hit!
When I requested this product for review I have to be honest and say I wasn't 100% sure quite what it was that I was requesting, though after reading the back of the packaging it sounded very much like something I would enjoy and something which I could find 101 uses for after all I love baking and desserts, the flavour of salted chocolate interested me the most mostly due to the fact that I have grown to absolutely love salted caramel flavoured products in recent years.
The packaging itself I found was quite small, but it did seem to pack a lot of product into it. I loved the silver foil like packaging with the clear see-through front where the label sits so that I was able to see exactly what was in the pack, it looked like exactly what the packet suggested, salted chocolate as looking through the pack I could see salt (and sugar) and cocoa. The packaging was easy to open as there was a cut slit near the top to pull across and best of all it is resealable which makes it super handy. My initial thought upon smelling the product was that it reminded me exactly of very dark chocolate as it had an intense chocolate scent to it.
I wasn't to sure how much of the salt to add to add to my dishes I decided to try it on as this is not stated on the packaging so it was a bit of a trial and error, I choose to add a little bit at a time until I felt that I had achieved the desired taste I was after. The first time I tried this was in a pottle of vanilla flavoured yoghurt with some orange juice squeezed into it, I added about half a teaspoon of the salt which seemed to be about right for its intended purpose and I was impressed by the taste of jaffa it created, it was very yummy, however I didn't seem to notice any sign of a salt like flavour.
I tried the salted chocolate sugar again the next morning when I was making hot chocolates for my family to go with breakfast, after making up the hot chocolate drink, I added a sprinkling of the salted chocolate sugar and some mini marshmallows to the tops. The sugar slowly began to dissolve due to the heat which left a chocolate layer on the surface of the drinks, there wasn't a lot of flavour provided but it was a nice touch when your lips first touched it and got the most taste of the sugar, next time i'd probably add this to the drink itself in place of normal sugar.
With still a lot of the sugar left in my little bag I can't wait to play around with it some more, in different recipes as i'm sure in certain dishes it would have a stronger flavour. A creative product with a endless amount of uses.
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Available in three varieties:
• Dark Wafer Rolls with Chocolate filling (Red pack)
• Vanilla Wafer Rolls with Vanilla Cream filling (Orange pack)
• Vanilla Wafer Rolls with Hazelnut Cream filling (Green pack)
Great as a guilty snack, always welcome as a treat for the kids, amazing for stirring your hot drink, or just as something to leave on the coffee table for guests to enjoy.
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