If you read my write-up about my recent trip to Halen Môn in Anglesey, you’ll know I’m a bit of a fan of the chocolate and sea salt combination. A good quality salt has the amazing ability to lift the natural flavour notes in chocolate to new levels, be it milk or dark.
Divine Chocolate have chosen to use a 38% milk chocolate and small pieces of toffee for this bar. There’s no indication of where the sea salt comes from in this case though.
The chocolate – as with all Divine products – is Fairtrade certified and comes from the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative in Ghana. The co-operative owns a stake in Divine, so even though I’m not a great fan of the Fairtrade system for chocolate as a whole, Divine always scores very highly when it comes to ethics.
As you might expect from a milk chocolate with toffee pieces, it’s very sweet. I do like the occasional sweet treat though, and managed to eat a fair amount of this bar. Eventually though it did prove just a little bit too sweet for my liking. The Ghanaian cocoa doesn’t have a particularly intense flavour anyway, so the sugar can become overwhelming.
The toffee pieces add an interesting texture, and there’s just the right amount of salt to add an interesting edge, but it’s still too sweet for my tastes.
That said, this is a confectionery chocolate designed for those with a much sweeter tooth than me, and that’s how you should judge it.
Personally I prefer the Green & Black’s Sea Salt bar that’s made with Dominican Republic chocolate and fantastic Anglesey sea salt, but if you absolutely must have your sugar fix, this is probably the one for you.