Salazon Chocolate Co – Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Crushed Organic Coffee

I got back to Rochester after being home for the holidays and was pleasantly surprised to find a free sample of Salazon’s newest bar, Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Crushed Organic Coffee, waiting for me in my mailbox.

I originally reviewed them when they first debuted a year ago. I just saw them for sale at a Central Market in Austin. It was nice to see that they’re doing well and have made it to market.

The bar smelled strongly of lovely roasted coffee. Like Salazon’s other bars, the additions – in this case, sea salt and crushed coffee bits – blanket the underside of the bar rather than being incorporated into the chocolate. The effect is quite pretty.

The texture of the bar was a nice mix of smooth, melting chocolate and the crunchy coffee and sea salt bits. The salt adds sudden flashes of sweet and sour. The coffee is neither overpowering or bitter, and the effect is that of a cafe mocha.

It reminded me of a Starbucks Frappuccino, with that diluted milky coffee taste. I found it to be a tad sweeter than what would be my ideal. I wanted a little more rich, roastiness.

Still, it was a great addition to the Salazon lineup. An O.