Monday, December 19, 2022
Saett & Salt Sukkuladi - Rjomasukkuladi (bar) - Dec. 13, 2022
Chocolate(s) of the Day
Saett and Salt Sukkuladi
(Sweet and Salt Chocolate)
Weight: 1.76 oz. (50 g.) / 3.52 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 275 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: 1,750 ISK for 1 bar (145 Icelandic Kronur = $1 USD)
Purchased from: Blaa Lonid HF (Blue Lagoon) cafe/shop, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Iceland Theme Week, featuring chocolate bars, confections and beverages made in Iceland, from a variety of chocolate makers and chocolatiers.
Today's Milk Chocolate bar was handmade by Elsa Gugga of Saett and Salt Sukkuladi (Sweet and Salt Chocolate) in Westfjords, Iceland.
Aroma notes for this bar included: rich milk chocolate, faint salt/savory, faint caramel and vanilla.
Texture: thick, creamy, almost velvety melt and mouthfeel.
The flavor was a bit too sweet for me; but it was satisfying, with nice milk/cream and a faint sparkle of sea salt and caramel. The touch of salt (from Saltverk) was just right--not enough to overwhelm, but enough to help balance the sweetness.
Saltverk (also located in far West Iceland, in the Westfjords area, where today's chocolatier is based) produces mineral-rich, flake sea salt.
Ingredients: Cocoa mass, cream, milk powder, cocoa butter, sugar, vanilla, soya lecithin, flake salt from Saltverk.
Allergen-related information: Contains milk and soy. "May contain nuts in trace amounts."
*The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in Southwest Iceland. This popular destination spot is surrounded by a lava rock field. When we visited, the dark lava rocks were limned with white frost crystals. The landscape was one of fire and ice punctuated by geothermal plant steam and the aquamarine colors of the warm Blue Lagoon. Very scenic.