Purdy’s Himalayan Pink Salt Peanut Butter

Chocolate and salt have been a popular flavour pairing of late, and you can find it in anything from a latte to chocolate dipped pretzels. The combination of the sweet and salty seems to enhance the chocolate-ness of whatever the item is, and makes for such interesting flavours.

Purdy’s has gone a step further and added peanut butter to the combination, and it adds a whole new dimension to the sweet and salty. Their Himalayan Pink Salt Peanut Butter milk chocolates caught my eye while I was out shopping – admittedly because the pink salt looked pretty, but also because I just had to know how it tasted. The girl behind the counter who rang my purchase up said that their salted chocolates (they also offer a caramel version) are some of their most popular items.
There are 18 two-bite pieces in each box for $12.95, and although it may look small, I found once piece at a time was plenty to satisfy my chocolate cravings. With the first bite, the peanut butter was the most overwhelming flavour with its creamy texture and slightly sweet taste. The milk chocolate was smooth and light; almost an afterthought to the peanut butter, but it mellowed out the thickness of it with its sweetness. And then it hits you like a tonne of bricks. The salt packs a punch, even though the pieces didn’t seem like they had many grains on it. I was surprised at how salty it was, and wasn’t prepared for the sodium attack on my tongue. The second bite was no better, and I was again overwhelmed by the saltiness of it all.
I think the idea of the chocolate-salt-peanut butter combination sounds much more appealing than the actual end product. I thought it was my low tolerance for salt that made me not want to try a second piece, but I passed it around to the family and everyone had the same reaction. I think if there was a way to use a less potent salt, it would be a much less terrifying treat. 

Purdy's Chocolates


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