May 11th, 2021
While chocolate may be the ultimate comfort food for many, it’s seen a fair share of experimentation and development, especially in terms of flavours.
From home cooks to chocolatiers, many tried to enhance this delectable cocoa treat by adding unique flavours to it; some of these unusual chocolate pairings worked out well, while some of them missed the mark.
That said, if you’re a true dessert connoisseur looking to try out deliciously stunning chocolate combinations, we might have just the thing for you.
At Melt Chocolates, our expertise in luxurious and gourmet chocolates has equipped us with just about everything there is to know when it comes to chocolate.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best unusual chocolate pairings that deliver well on varied taste and flavour profiles, making them an absolute must-have for all chocoholics across the world.
Without further ado, let’s take a look!
We all know that chocolate is a versatile ingredient that can be used to cook many sweet and savoury dishes. It’s no surprise that it goes particularly well with ginger, making it a great combination to try out, especially with dark chocolate.
The bitter notes from a rich dark chocolate compliment the slight heat from ginger to create a stunning contrast. The delectable flavour of this harmonious union between chocolate and ginger makes this combination a must-try for all chocolate enthusiasts.
Since ginger is used across many different desserts, it works well with dark chocolate with each ingredient balancing the other.
Honey and chocolate have always been a popular sweet combination across the globe. However, honeycomb takes it up a notch and further adds to the delicious quotient of the cocoa treat.
Different textures in food and sweets always work great in elevating the overall experience; the crunchy texture of honeycomb encased in a smooth milk chocolate coating produces a skilful mix of textures that increases the appeal of the sweet treat.
Additionally, the contrast of the sticky-sweet honeycomb with the smoothness of milk chocolate is a combination made in dessert heaven!
Another unusual chocolate flavour that works surprisingly well is mascarpone and chocolate. The immense popularity of this food pairing has led to mascarpone being used with a variety of chocolate textures and desserts.
Commonly used as a dip or additional ingredient, the rich and creamy mascarpone cheese is used to create chocolate frosting, mousse, tarts, and many more delicious recipes.
Additionally, a dollop of this creamy cheese with a sensational chocolate brownie can serve as one of the best and easiest desserts to make.
Chocolate and beer is another decadent yet unusual flavour pairing that works together brilliantly. The perfect combination of bitterness and sweetness creates a sensational flavour that’s incomparable.
That said, stout beer is commonly used with chocolate and works as one of the best ingredients for pairing. However, based on the type of beer, you’re sure to find a bar of chocolate to go with it.
Moreover, for those with sophisticated palates, they can alter the bitterness and tartness of this combination to elevate the flavour profiles even further.
Edible flowers have always been popular across many savoury and sweet dishes. Whether it is for garnishing or as a secondary ingredient, they bring a freshness and appealing taste to the dish to make it all the more enjoyable.
With this, it’s no surprise that chocolate and edible flowers is another great combination. From garnishing chocolate or chocolate barks to mixing it in chocolate desserts, edible flowers work great in creating a subtle yet impactful taste with cocoa.
Hibiscus, lavender, rose, honeysuckle, chamomile – there’s a long list of edible flowers that work well with chocolate. Based on the preferred flavour profile, these edible flowers work great with milk, dark, and white chocolate.
Melt’s Floral Bouquet is the perfect amalgamation of rose, violet, lavender, chamomile and jasmine in a delicious bonbon. Place your order online to get your hands on this stunning chocolate today!
While these are only a few unusual pairings, there are a lot more options you can explore. However, if you wish to stick to the classics, Melt’s the perfect place for you.
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