Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cemoi - Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Crystals bar - Aug. 30, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Cemoi Chocolatier Francais
Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Crystals bar
(Chocolat Noir Fleur de Sel)
Weight: 1.413 oz. (40 g.) in 4 squares / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories in 4 squares of bar
Cost: $1.49 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week.

As a flavor addition to chocolate bar, salt can be incorporated in at least three different ways. Salt crystals can be layered on the front, or back, of a chocolate bar. Salt can be broken down and homogeneously blended with chocolate. Or, whole crystals can be embedded within a bar.

Today's 47% cocoa Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Crystals (Chocolat Noir Fleur de Sel) bar, from the French company Cemoi* (Perpignan, France), falls into this third category.

This bar had a faint cocoa aroma and smooth texture -- punctuated with an occasional crunch from a sea salt crystal, followed by a tiny spark of intense salt flavor.

*The Cemoi brand was created in 1919 in Grenoble, France by Felix Cartier-Million. Georges Poirrier bought the company in 1981 and took the Cemoi brand as the name for the new company.

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