We always want to try and keep it on the safe side when it comes to chocolate. Nuts, dried fruit, mint, coffee. Yet chocolatiers and chocolate makers experiment all day in their laboratories to come up with innovative creations, making it too tempting to see the results of their work to stick with the tradition. So, here are some unexpected chocolate flavours, brought to you by Malta Chocolate Factory.
1. Soy Sauce
Whether you like soy sauce or not, trying it in chocolate at least once is a must! Drizzle it over brownies or fudge cake to create a beautiful caramel sauce with a rich taste. This strange combination creates a unique flavour and will leave your taste buds wanting more... or wishing you’d stuck to dried fruit – it’s all a matter of taste! Literally.
Hot, peppery and zesty, yet sweet and with a slight woody flavour, there’s no flavour in the world quite like the one of ginger. Its appeal is working its way across cuisines and a variety of unexpected dishes, even being combined with chocolate - which creates a rich, mouth-watering taste for fans of this herbaceous perennial. Sore throat or not, trying ginger chocolate can only be good for you!
Chilli is an interesting flavour to use in a sweet snack as it gives a savoury kick. It is among the most commonly used ingredients in the average kitchen, so why not use it in chocolate? Unleash your taste buds on this exciting and somewhat controversial composition of sweet cocoa punctuated by zesty chilli.
4. Green Tea
You’ve heard of the benefits of green tea, which in fact has been labelled one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Well, the Japanese love it, so if you’re up for something new, take a ‘leaf’ out of their book and try it yourselves!
5. Goji Berries
The part sweet, part tangy taste of goji berries mixed with dark chocolate creates a delectable combination of flavours. Not to mention, being a superfood, the berries are rich in antioxidants and have a number of health benefits.
Wasabi’s green colouring may imply this flavour is harmless - but be warned: one lick of this on your tongue could have you streaming from your eyes if your spice tolerance level is low! So how about giving some sting in chocolate a try?
Needless to say, there are many more interesting and tasty combinations out there, so if these have piqued your curiosity, keep searching for your own - You may be surprised at what you find!
Come on a Chocolate-Tasting Quest at Malta Chocolate Factory!
Whether you’d like to feast your eyes and taste buds on the plethora of treats made in-house or join one of our chocolate pairing classes, come over to Malta Chocolate Factory. We also have some great Easter gifts such as cute chocolate rabbits and gorgeously-decorated chocolate eggs – all made with quality Belgian chocolate and love!
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