Michel Cluizel, chocolatier extraordinaire, has a new bar: Milk Chocolate with Caramel. It is a creamy, buttery delight dotted with tiny pointillist bits of slightly crispy, crunchy, toffee that keep the texture varied and the taste rich. Bourbon vanilla and a touch of Guerande salt round out the caramel notes. This new twist on caramel, 45% milk chocolate, and French sea salt is a delicious option when you are craving something a bit sweeter. The darker milk base gives the chocolate more depth and complexity, while a hint of sea salt subtly brings out all the flavors.
If you are someone who loves chocolate covered toffee, but find yourself lamenting the often low ratio of chocolate to toffee, this bar rights that wrong with chocolate taking center stage and toffee a character actor.