Salt affects flavor in curious ways, thanks to the tricky flavor receptors in our brain. It subdues some flavors, and enhances others. The salt suppresses the bitter, which in turn allows greater perception of sweet and sour. Paired with the right cacao, salt can be another tool for manipulating the flavor of the chocolate we enjoy!
We find the resulting clean, mineral salt from Bulls Bay Saltworks to temper the bitterness of a 75% chocolate made with Nicaraguan cacao, while complementing a flavor profile of buttered biscuits and black coffee. The delicate flakes of salt offer a pleasant crunchy texture contrasted with smooth chocolate.