Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another Giveaway and this time a recipe too....


So a few weeks back I was contacted by a company about my website. Because we had a similar interest, the love of chocolate and salt together. So they graciously offered to send me some of their product, and as any blogger would do I happily accepted. I figured I would get a few little samples, but then the wonderful Kelly contacted me and told me to pick out whatever I wanted from the site. Now that was a bad idea because they had so much stuff that looked fantastic that I had to have some self control. So I sent it what I would like and figured they would cut it down or give me mini samples. So I was shocked when I got the package a few weeks later, and there were huge regular size containers of everything and they even threw in some extra’s for a giveaway! So thanks to Kelly, Eric and everyone over at Barhyte Foods.
My whole fantastic package.

Their whole line of salts, Chardonnay, Hazelnut, Pinot Noir, Olive, Serrano Lime and of course Chocolate!

Ok but back to the reason they contacted me, they make a chocolate salt. Yep you read that right, salt with chocolate in it. Sounds perfect right, it pretty much is. But they make a whole line of interesting salt flavors, which begs the questions how do you use salt like that. Well I found a way to use the chocolate salt, on apple cider caramels.

So because they were so gracious I am giving away 6 jars of chocolate salt! So please post a comment by Nov 19th 8pm central time. And sorry US only again. I just tried to price shipping even this small item and dang the Postal service is outrageous.

Apple Cider Caramels from this fabulous site and the original recipe source

2 cups of apple cider
Reduce to 1/3 cup, set aside

2/3 cup of heavy cream
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
6 tbsp of butter
Heat to boil then set aside.

1 ½ cup of sugar
¼ cup of corn syrup
¼ cup of water

Cook to light brown, normally I cook this until a nice amber color.
Add cream, butter and reduced apple cider all at once to caramel mixture, stirring constantly it will foam up - use a good size pot, and be prepared to back away. Cook to 250 degrees over medium heat. Once it reaches 250 immediately pour it into a 8 inch square baking pan that’s been lined with two pieces of oiled parchment paper, one in each direction - this creates a “sling” to pull the caramel out of the pan. After about 5 minutes sprinkle on the chocolate salt to your hearts content!

100 comments:

  1. That salt sounds wonderful and your caramels look absolutely amazing!

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  2. Wow! I can't even begin to think of what the chocolate salt would taste like!

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  3. Chocolate salt??? Are you kidding me! You must be in heaven, I know I would be!
    Love the caramels!

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  4. Hazelnut salt? I think I am in love...

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  5. Chocolate salt??? How cool is that???

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  6. Wow, all of those flavors look incredible!

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  7. I had no idea that there were flavored salts. The things I learn from reading blogs. haha

    http://workinggreenmom.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, this company looks fabulous! I'd like to enter, thanks.

    judithavory at gmail dot com

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  9. I love caramel, so thanks for the recipe! Hope to get the salt to go with it!
    dcbehlmer@hotmail.com

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  10. wow those carmels look amazing! i am a huge fan of salt on, well, anything! i love to sprinkle a little on the tops of my cookies when they're still warm :]

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  11. You did a killer job on those they look so great - The salts are very fun as I have never heard of them before - Thanks for bringing me up so to speed.

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  12. Only a chocoholic could think of something like that! Good idea with the caramels. I think it's a perfect fit. Would you send a box of caramels, too, if I win? ;)

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  13. Katie, how cool is that! My son and daughter-in-law just sent me some flavored salts for my birthday. I got Habanero Sea Salt and Espresso Sea Salt. I'm planning on using them on some truffles I'll be posting about in a week. I also love the taste of sweet and salty together. YUM! Good job my friend.

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  14. What an awesome giveaway! The caramels look so delicious and I would LOVE to try one!

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  15. Those apple cider caramels look amazing. Chocolate salt! How fabulous is that? I would love to sample it! Maybe I will be lucky enough to get a chance!

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  16. Chocolate salt?! That sounds interesting! I could think of a few ways to use that!

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  17. Chocolate Salt sounds like a dream come true.

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  18. oh wow - what an amazing combintation - do hope i win!!
    Dawn B

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  19. Oh delicious caramels! I might just have to make these. My boyfriend would love the chocolate salt-he's a salt fiend!

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  20. That salt and chocolate idea is awesome.

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  21. Golly that looks GOOD! I NEED to try this!
    thepost-itplace at hotmail dot com

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  22. Your caramels look fantastic! I had no idea there was such a thing as chocolate salt! WOW!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe and the giveaway!

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  23. Wow I have never heard of chocolate salt. I am gonna have to look this place up!

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  24. How did you get so lucky!? I can't imagine a salt junkie's Christmas any better than what you got! I help a woman make 5000+ pieces of candy for Christmas: hand-dipped chocolate candies, and I can't imagine what some of that chocolate salt would do on her caramels, or pulled mint fondants, or cherry fondant, or chocolate-covered cashews! I'm checking their website out!

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  25. Looks amazing!! Would love to be in the giveaway.

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  26. Chocaolate salt?!? Saw your blog from foodgawker, and I'm enjoying it. Would love to try the salt.

    anne@fotoWonder.com

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  27. wow! what an awesome company. so generous. chocolate salt sounds absolutely delicious. i would love to make some caramels myself.

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  28. Those caramels look like they'd make great christmas stocking stuffers! I'll have to make some in a few weeks.

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  29. My gosh, chocolate and salt are just about my 2 favorite things. I have dark chocolate every morning and my new favorite is a dark chocolate filled with burnt caramel and sea salt! Salt and chocolate together are wonderful, I can only imagine how good this must be!

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  30. OH MY GOD THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!!!

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  31. Those look amazing. I'm a huge lover of the salted caramels that have become so popular lately, the chocolate salt sounds like a really awesome twist on it.

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  32. Chocolate salt?! What a brilliant idea! There are so many things I could do with that in desserts...!

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  33. chocolate salted caramels how delightful!

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  34. What interesting products! I'm sure the chocolate salt would be great on all sorts of things.

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  35. The packaging looks great! And I loooove the idea of chocolate salt!

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  36. so this in salted caramel ice cream would be amaazzinnngg.

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  37. Oh my goodness. This stuff sounds wonderful!

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  38. chocolate... salt? oh i'm so confused!!!

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  39. oh this is so interesting! i've never heard of it before. i wonder where you buy this.

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  40. Wow! Your site is beautiful, and what a fun post. Came over from Food Gawker, and I'm glad I did.

    greatcookingspirit @ gmail

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  41. I bet it would be awesome on roasted nuts.

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  42. This sounds amazing... chocolate salt. Hmmmm. I wonder how that tastes.

    Even if I don't get the chocolate salt, I'm going to have to try this one.

    Mmmmm.

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  43. Those look fantastic and chocolate salt? DROOL! :) arena.thompson [at] hotmail.com

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  44. Wow! I want the salt and the caramels :)

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  45. I stumbled across your website and these look like great gifts, thanks!

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  46. My mind is reeling right now. Chocolate. Salt. O. M. G.

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  47. It seems you've got quite a lot of people interested

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  48. Looks amazing! I would love to try that!

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  49. Beautiful caramels and what a nice company to provide you with so much of their products.

    I love customer service!!

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  50. Wow, your Caramels are lovely and chocolate salt sounds amazing.

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  51. Oh man I can imagine chocolate salt sprinkled on crispy oatmeal cookies :o

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  52. Oh yum! Chocolate salt...it sounds out of this world! thanks for the recipe...I can't wait to try it.

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  53. omg chocolate salt! that's amazing! that would be so perfect for salted caramel hot chocolate, don't you think?

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  54. What a great giveaway! The salts look amazing, and to use the chocolate one on caramels? Inspired!!

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  55. I've recently been very intrigued by higher quality salts and stuff like that, haven't heard about this stuff yet, definitely gotta check it out. REALLY wanna try those caramels with it

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  56. Huh guh guh guh (imagine my tongue rolling out across the floor and my eyes popping out of my head).

    Chocolate salt. It's the holy grail.

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  57. Hmm. Even if I never got to taste all of those yummy flavors of salt, the jars are so darn cute, I'd just like to see them in my kitchen!

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  58. Mmm! The salts sound divine and the caramels look AMAZING! When I am able to and have all of the fixing, I am going to try this!

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  59. Those look awesome! I've had mixed luck with making caramels but I definitely want to give those a try.

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  60. Oh man! I probs missed the giveaway boat, but just in case, I'd LOVE to get me some chocolate salt!

    bkat227 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Very interesting! I am very curious to find out what chocolate salt is all about!

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  62. give me chocolate salt or give me death.

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  63. Candy Yum Yum told me about this website. I would like to be considered for the giveaway.

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  64. How cool of the to send you so many samples - and full size at that. I think a lot of food companies are really figuring out how broad of an audience food bloggers reach. Even if I don't win this giveaway, I'm sure I will search out the chocolate salt...or at least have it rolling around in the back of my head for future ideas!
    I think these would be great on caramels - and we are making a ton of caramels for gifts this year...the chocolate salt would make a really cool addition!

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  65. Wow, I never would have thought such a thing existed. How cool is that and the caramel with the chocolate salt sounds like a divine combination!! I am pregnant and you have me drooling over this.

    Thanks

    Lisa

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  66. Thanks for sharing. What is it that makes sweet and salty soooooo
    very yummy

    ktstarre@hotmail.com

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  67. wow! definitly have to check them out

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  68. Sounds fabulous! I had no idea they made chocolate salt, but hey with those 2 flavors, you can't go wrong. Thanks for the contest.

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  69. The possibilities are endless to come up with new recipes to use these salts.

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  70. Chocolate Salt sounds AMAZING! Please consider me for your giveaway...I am an adventurous cooking college student from Alaska going to school in Arizona that would love to try it!

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  71. what!! chocolate salt?!?! why oh why couldn't i think of that--it's brilliant. also brilliant? your use for it. talk about some luscious treats--bravo. :)

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  72. Chocolate salt?! How interesting! How nice of the company to send you that package too :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  73. Wow, that sounds amazing and those caramels look divine!

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  74. Mmmm! I think I could use some chocolate salt in my life.

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  75. I am so intrigued by the whole line of salts, but chocolate salt... that is like a dream!

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  76. Wow! I will be making these-thanks!

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  77. I am in awe... foodies can be so creative! I never would have though to try these two together. Can't wait to dig some up around here...

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  78. Oh wow, sounds amazing! H11M01W88@hotmail.com

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  79. Your caramel looks yummy! The salt always compliments the sugar. I will definately try the recipe.

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  80. These sound so luscious, it makes me want to eat them while rolling in the salt nekkid!

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  81. Those caramels look delicious - They are unique yet familiar and would make great holiday presents! Thanks for sharing!

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  82. The caramels look great. I love the packaging of the salts. You must tell us what the rest taste like.

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  83. chocolate salt could be really delicious on top of a hot chocolate with whipped cream...

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  84. The caramels look amazing! Chocolate salt would be a wonderful addition to my spice rack.

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  85. Good Lord. Chocolate... Pinot Noir... HAZELNUT... salt?! I didn't even know they made such things. And, also, hopefully I'm doing the right thing to be entered into this contest. ¬_¬

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  86. wow. i kinda wish i had some to sprinkle on top of my hot chocolate :D

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  87. Chocolate Salt sounds great! Chocolate Salt with caramel now that's amazing!!!

    Count me in for this contest.

    Kristina

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  88. Apple Cider Caramels!! With (preferably) or without:(, I MUST make these. Sound way to GOOD!!
    PatA

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  89. I have homemade vanilla salt, but I've never seen chocolate salt before . . . how perfect! I'd love to try it out.
    And the caramels sound great, too!

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  90. Oh my goodness! Look at all the posted comments! I have never heard of Chocolate salt, but it sure does look good on those caramels, my mouth is melting!

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  91. Never heard of it but hey I am willing to try it! Thanks!

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  92. I'm picturing chocolate salt on rice krispie treats.

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  93. I am so making these caramels.

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  94. I was so excited to see this... until I read that it's US only. Not even Canada eh? My mouth was watering, but now, alas, it is my eyes.

    I'm going to have to find out other methods of getting this goodness to my doorstep. Thanks for showing it off & bringing it to my attention.

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  95. sounds like so much fun to experiment with!! beautiful caramels!!

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