Salt and chocolate, how does that sound to you? Do you like to try new and different flavor combinations? Sweet and spicy, salty and sweet, sour and sweet, sour and spicy, and so on.
Would you like to try the combination of sweet and salty?
If your answer is NO, then these are the lines you must read.
If you were told that a bit of salt is always added when making chocolate, would that change your answer and attitude on this issue?
If he is still the same and you are firmly of the opinion that it is a combination that does not work, it is up to us to convince you otherwise through this text. We understand your disbelief, confusion, and astonishment, so we’ve dedicated today’s topic to this seemingly incongruous and incompatible combination.
Let’s start from the beginning. Sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and hot are the five basic tastes from which numerous combinations can be created. All over the world, we come across different combinations of primary flavors and their unusual combinations and variations that represent a combination of tradition and culture of the climate from which they originate. In our tradition, sugar is exclusively associated with sweets and desserts, while salt is related to gourmet specialties. So what’s the trick to combining savory and sweet?
The reason why salt is added to chocolate lies in the fact that salt activates taste receptors not only for salt but also for bitter and sour. Salt is essential for the balance of acidity and bitterness. Now imagine dark chocolate with the distinctive bitterness of cocoa and salt that subtly adds or enhances its aromas.
Does this combination seem more acceptable and understandable to you now?
Let’s assume your answer this time is, Of course it seems!
Jasno smo zaključili da se pri proizvodnji čokolada so dodaje kako bi naglasila arome kakao od kojeg se čokolada dobija. Now, let’s go one step further. Let’s keep experimenting.
How about trying dark chocolate with chunks of sea salt? Well, that’s another story that requires a mandatory tasting and testing of theory in practice.
There are different combinations of salt and chocolate. The most interesting to us are those where different types of salt are used, such as Himalayan, sea, kitchen (sodium), brown salt, and a mixture of salt with dried spices and flowers. Depending on the amount added, the aroma, and the type of chocolate with which it is combined, it is possible to create entirely new enjoyments and incredibly imaginative combinations.U zavisnosti od količine koje se dodaje, aroma i vrsta čokolada sa kojima se kombinuje zaista je moguće kreirati potpuno nova uživanja i nestvarno maštovite kombinacije.
We will admit that the combination of milk chocolate with pieces of salted caramel never turns us down; on the contrary
If you have yet to try one of the combinations of sweet and salty flavors, we suggest you do it as soon as possible. We recommend starting with those whose main stars are salt and chocolate in different varieties. We are sure that very soon after the tasting, you will be convinced that you have tried something special, something new, and something you have been waiting for so long. And then, when your senses sense new possibilities, your happiness will never end.
Inspired by the combination of chocolate and salt, we created a cocoa drink with green cardamom and Inca salt. Look here.