Thursday, 3 July 2014

Winterfeldt Schokoladen Handmade Milk Chocolate with Salt

Winterfeldt Schokoladen's interior resembles where Charlie bought his golden ticket winning Wonka Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight. It seems unlikely a coincidence though, as it conveys such a beautiful metaphor.... Winterfeldt, like the golden ticket, can make all your chocolate dreams come true. Gaze upon the shelves decorated with the finest and most extraordinary chocolate bars from around the world: Zotter, Beschle, Cluizel, Amedei, Pacari, Marou, Madecasse, just to name a few, whilst you indulge in a slice of cake and cup of hot cocoa. Winterfeldt even craft their own chocolates and bars as well as serving up savoury foods (snacks, breakfast, lunch) meaning you never actually have to leave the shop

Sadly I've never visited Winterfeldt, or what I'd call heaven on earth, it was my brother that did. But I was overwhelmed with happiness when he sent me this salted milk chocolate, the salted lavender Venchi, an Original Beans bar (Porcelana), a Domori single origin selection and a Moleskine chocolate journal all purchased from Winterfeldt

This was a 45% cocoa milk chocolate with salt. The minimalist designed packaging was so cool, almost as cool as the idea of tasting yet another high cocoa milk chocolate! Though seeing cocoa butter listed before cocoa mass (liquor) disheartened me.  The packaging's smart appearance and distinctive dimensions made a trifecta when it was held. The mould of the chocolate was smart too, with its little depth making it feel delicate and its crown/W engraving. The chocolatey shade of brown looked creamy and warm, and for a 45% cocoa, much lighter than I was expecting (a definite higher ratio of butter)

The chocolate smelt and tasted of sweet coconut and almond with light floral and vanilla hints. As a cocoa flavour wasn't prominent it was unfavourably unusual to me. The texture and taste was very creamy in the mouth

This chocolate, laden with salt, had nice little crunches. The salted flavour was initiated right away and powerful. Some may like that but I'd say subtlety is key when it comes to salt. And this salt completely overwhelmed the chocolate making it far too sweet

I would have loved this chocolate to have lived up to its high cocoa ability...more cocoa mass and definitely less salt

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