I am a chocolate snob. There, I've admitted it. One of my favorite pleasures is an after-dinner treat of really good dark chocolate. Even better if it has a bit of a twist...in this case, sea salt.
If you haven't tried dark chocolate with sea salt, you're in for a treat and I think Mindo's 67% Sea Salt bar is one of the best.
Like many artisanal chocolates, it has a hard, almost crumbly, texture. The chocolate is strong, intense and not too sweet. The sea salt both brings out the chocolate flavor and adds to the flavor profile without being too salty...something that other chocolate makers seem to struggle with.
Better yet, Mindo is a brand based in Dexter, MI, one town over from where I live. Mindo bills itself as producing "bean to bar" chocolate sourced from family farms in Ecuador. Clearly, the company focuses on sustainability and environmental protection -- even the packaging is compostable!
If you're a chocolate snob like me, I'd strongly suggest giving Mindo's 67% Sea Salt bar a try.