Vanilla Nougat Caramel Bar

MADE BY MAYANA CHOCOLATE IN SPOONER, WISCONSIN

MOUTH SAYS...

Mayana calls their vanilla nougat caramel bar "The Space Bar." That may be because they say you'll probably want some alone time with it, but we like to think it's because this chocolate bar truly is out of this world. Cut it in half (not necessarily to share, but to behold the beauty that lies within) and you’ll see a layer of gooey caramel perched atop a snowy white bed of nougat studded with nuts.

Explore further with your mouth and you’ll taste that the caramel is salted with fleur de sel, the nougat is flavored with vanilla bean, the nuts are almonds that have been lightly toasted and the chocolate is 66% dark.

Daniel and Tamara Herskovic, the husband-and-wife chocolate-making masters behind Mayana, took no shortcuts with this creation. Each seemingly small refinement adds up to one big flavor bang. Lucky for us, it’s a celestial body available right here on earth.  

TIP OF THE TONGUE

Cocktail napkins make nice hostess presents, but you can’t eat napkins. Because the box that houses this bar is so appealing, it would make a fine present to anyone deserving of a delicious thank you. Or, bring the chocolate and the napkins and you’ve covered all your bases.