Lately I have a craving for "fleur de sel" caramel. Häagen-Dazs just came out with a reserve ice cream flavor, and I was hooked. That wonderful Häagen-Dazs vanilla, with just enough salt taste to make you want to take another bite - and then another. A glass of ice water is definitely needed afterwards! But I wanted to try the real thing, so I got online and ordered a box from Fran's Chocolates.
The box came in the mail today, and I'm really impressed. Shipped in a beautiful gift container on ice. The weather has been quite cloudy here in San Jose, so I don't think I needed to worry about melting, but the cold packs were a nice touch. I know I'll use them for the scrapes and cuts I get from playing rugby with the SF Fog. (And bruises from rough sex, cough, cough).
There are two kinds of fleur de sel caramels in this box: dark chocolate with gray salt, and milk chocolate with smoked salt. The smoky taste reminds me of a wonderful dessert I ate with thornyc last month at WD50. The salt hits your tastebuds first, like doing a tequila shot. It's quite a wake-up... like being slapped. Then, your tongue tastes the chocolate, literally being coated in cocoa butter. Your teeth bite down into the caramel, and they keep sinking into the sugar. It's a great animalistic feeling, like ripping meat off a bone. The caramel squishes and chews, and the remaining salt gives an occasional crunch and flavor pop that keeps things interesting.
I know, I know... I'll put anything into my mouth. I have a sick fetish to be tied up, and the Top feeds me things like fleur de sel caramels. Or His cock - that's salty and sweet as well!