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5 Things You Wouldn’t Think Go With Chocolate, But Do!

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!

1. Ginger And Dark Chocolate

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.

Unusual Chocolate Pairings; Melt's Ginger Sticks

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.

If you like the sound of this scrumptious combination, try out Melt’s Candied Ginger Sticks and Yuzu and Ginger chocolate; it’s sure to leave you wanting for more!

2. Honeycomb And Milk Chocolate

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.

 Unusual Chocolate Pairings; Melt's Milk Chocolate Honeycomb, chunks of honeycomb placed together

Additionally, the contrast of the sticky-sweet honeycomb with the smoothness of milk chocolate is a combination made in dessert heaven!

Melt’s Milk Chocolate Honeycomb and Dark Chocolate Honeycomb are some of our popular and delicious sweet treats. To get your hands on these scrumptious chocolates, place your order today!

3. Mascarpone And Chocolate

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.

brownies artfully placed atop each other

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.

4. Chocolate With Beer

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.

5. Edible Flowers And Chocolate

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.

Edible flowers and chocolate as a delicious chocolate combination; Melt's Floral Bouquet

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!

Visit Melt Chocolates For Luxury Chocolates And Sweet Treats

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.

Our luxury range of gourmet chocolates is crafted by world-class chocolatiers. Chocolates and nuts, sensational brownies and mud pies, and luxury chocolate gifts – we have it all.

To get your hand on these delicious treats, visit our website and place your order today!

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