Pump Street – Sourdough and Sea Salt
Sourdough is an intriguing inclusion. It gives the chocolate a gentle crunch and pleasant yeasty taste that works incredibly well with the salt. This sourdough bar surpassed our expectations and is one of the most moreish bars in the Pump Street range.
But don’t just take our word for it! Have a look below at what the attendees at one of our recent Virtual Tastings had to say about it.
ABOUT THE MAKER
After a long and successful career at IBM, international jet-setter Chris Brennan briefly retired before deciding to pioneer the making of sourdough and other breads in his idyllic countryside bakery in Orford, Suffolk. About a decade later, he and his daughter Joanna decided to delve into crafting award-winning chocolate in their eponymous bakery situated on Pump Street, and have won numerous awards for both their chocolates and their innovative packaging.
The beans in this bar are Heirloom Designated Arriba Nacional beans, grown on Samuel Von Rutte’s Hacienda Limon estate in the Guayas Basin, Ecuador. Unusually, Samuel pre-dries the cocoa seeds before fermentation, which reduces both acidity and bitterness and contributes to their rich and nutty caramel profile.
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Weight 70 g Type of Chocolate Maker Bean Origin Cocoa Percentage Maker Country Ingredients Dietary Information Select Size
Single Bar £6.25, Carton of 10 £62.50
12 reviews for Pump Street – Sourdough and Sea Salt
December 20, 2021
What an odd sounding combination. But it certainly works. The dark chocolate is a very nice dark chocolate. Flavourful, not bitter. The sourdough crumbs just soften the dark chocolate taste and there is really nice saltiness that comes through as well. Weird sounding combination, definitely not weird in taste (that said, neither my wife not daughter like it - That was just fine with me!)
August 29, 2021
Bravo to whomever came up with this combination and then saw it through to this outstanding result! I 100% recommend this bar
June 22, 2021
I told my wife I had just seen a ridiculous sounding bar of chocolate with sourdough in it and would not go near it, and it turned out she'd bought me a bar for my birthday. Tried it, and it turns out it's absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!
March 1, 2021
Love this. Tastes like chocolate on toast. Not sure I'd buy it again as I prefer unadulterated chocolate - and this is far too easy to scoff! But good for a change.
February 28, 2021
An unexpected delight, that's now possibly my favourite chocolate bar ever. The combination of the sourdough mixes so well with the bitterness of the dark chocolate, and the added texture just makes it even more perfect.
February 4, 2021
Excellent chocolate, love the sour dough crumbs.
November 14, 2020
Brilliant chocolate that tastes great. Find it hard to just let it melt in my mouth as you end up with a strange final bite that is just sourdough crumb...!
October 16, 2020
This is one of my favourites. I originally bought it as a joke - haha! sourdough bread in chocolate! - but it was completely delicious.
August 24, 2020
I loved this bar...the texture from the sourdough added to its intrigue! Very moreish without being too sweet!
April 6, 2019
There is something inherently satisfying about a pure bar of unadulterated chocolate. A few really great, high quality ingredients, carefully combined to showcase the natural wonder that is chocolate, has a certain honest beauty to it. It will come as no surprise therefore, when I admit that I’m not usually a fan of Chocolate that has been fiddled with. Cadbury’s is a prime example, seemingly taken it upon themselves in recent years to create more and more excessive combinations of fudge, Oreo, caramel and biscuit mashed together to form horrendous freaks of confectionary. However! Being the daring individual that I am, I decided to try Pump Street Bakery’s Sour Dough & Sea Salt chocolate… To my delight and surprise, it tasted just like toast. All the flavours of beautiful thick, burnt bead somehow had been distilled into this single bar! A subtle buttery-ness followed, tempered by the Sea Salt. Cocoa notes definitely take a back seat but are still noticeable, and probably responsible for adding the depth and buttery quality to the overall flavour. The flavours of this chocolate are nothing like Nutella on toast. — Admittedly my expectation at first. The bar itself has a lovely crunchy texture. It unapologetically demands biting into, and although doesn’t melt, was not too dry either. It did not feel grainy on the palate and seemed well mixed with no specific ingredient being dominant. Great fun! — This is a delightful chocolate offering childish wonder and excitement without taste or quality being sacrificed in pursuit of novelty. I look forward to trying the other Bread & Chocolate combinations Pump Street Bakery offer.
June 21, 2016
loved it, such a great combination
May 21, 2015
The idea of Sourdough and sea salt in a chocolate bar seemed a bit gimmicky - do not be fooled. This is a brilliant bar of chocolate that is truly unique. One to re-purchase.
Energy 2086kJ/499kcal Fat 35.1g of which - saturates 20.7g Carbohydrates 52.2g of which - sugars 27.5g Protein 7.6g Salt 0.5g
- Cereals containing gluten, milk (traces), nuts (traces)
- Cocoa beans, cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, breadcrumbs (wheat), sea salt
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As makers of both bread and chocolate, UK-based maker Pump St Bakery is a truly unique company. Set up by father and daughter team Chris and Joanna, they really care about making high quality chocolate, managing their production process with a forensic attention to detail. Read more about Pump Street Chocolate