Review Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Bar – Caramel with Black Sea Salt
Yesterday, during my weekly Trader Joe’s shopping trip, I found some new chocolate bars near the checkout that I had to try. I know… the impulse buy sucked me in, but it was past lunchtime and I was starving. Not the best time to be at the grocery store. Waiting for my turn in the checkout line, two new chocolate bars were staring me in the face — Dark Chocolate Bar – Caramel with Black Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Bar – Toffee with Walnuts and Pecans. Into my cart they went. I try not to purchase too many sweets and packaged baked goods and snacks, but every once in awhile it happens. Tonight we opened the Caramel with Black Sea Salt. The bar is made with 70% cacao. The black sea salt comes from the pools of water and lava flows surrounding the Hawaiian Islands, creating a unique smoky taste in the salt. Salt pairs well with caramel and dark chocolate, enhancing all flavors. The smokiness of the black sea salt adds yet another dimension. The bar is gooey — a thin, crisp, dark chocolate shell, sprinkled with coarse black sea salt, encases smooth, sweet, sticky caramel. The bar lightly snaps when you bite into it. Have a glass of milk ready and a friend or two to share the 3oz. bar.
Stay tuned next week for a review of the Toffee with Walnuts and Pecans.