Our classic caramel made with 100% pure wildflower honey to create a smooth sweet and slightly floral finish. The caramels are then bathed in a 55% dark chocolate couverture and finished with a little Cyprus Flake Sea Salt.
Wildflower honey is honey made by bees that primarily feed off of nectar from the clover flower. It has a mildly sweet and slightly floral flavor. There are many health benefits to honey. These benefits have been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. The healing effect of honey is called apitherapy. Wildflower honey is also rich in antioxidants providing a vast array of benefits to our immune system. Honey helps reduce oxidation of low-density lipoprotiens (bad cholesterol), a benefit that could curb the development of atherosclerosis, or the deterioration of arterial walls.
Health benefits from chocolate? Studies show that confections containing dark chocolate are a rich source of the flavonoids epicatechin and gallic acid, which contain cardio protective properties. These same flavonoids prevent excessive clumping together of blood platelets that can cause blood clots. Furthermore the saturated fats found in 55% dark chocolate do not elevate the body’s cholesterol levels and the amino acid arginine, which is required for the production of nitric oxide, is found in abundance in 55% dark chocolate. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to dilate, which helps to regulate blood flow, inflammation, and blood pressure.
Cyprus Flake Sea Salt
Cyprus salt flakes are known for their large pyramid shaped crystals and are celebrated for their light and fluffy texture as well as their mild oceanic flavor. This salt is a naturally formed, evaporated sea salt from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Sea salt from Cyprus has long been appreciated by foreign markets and was traditionally a primary export and was such an important cultural commodity that the people of Cyprus having a saying, "we ate bread and salt together". This saying is a reference to the bond forged between friends that have navigated some of life's struggles.