B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 78

Chocolate as deep, dark, and loving as a Barry White lullaby, studded with hunks of Hope Creamery butter toffee and dusted with a fine layer of rough-hewn sea salt nubs: These are the simple components that create the complex flavor experience of B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar.  The Minneapolis chocolatier extols the virtues of using the finest ingredients, and each plays a prominent role in this decadent bar.

Every bite melts over the tongue in waves of competing and surprising flavors: The 70% bittersweet cocoa lends depth and character, offset by the crunchy, honey-toned bits of toffee, and finishing with a brace of salt. Eat the bar bottom to top to burst through the ambrosial, rich chocolate with the punchy little sea-formed crystals. Or try it top to bottom and ease into the experience of a treat that is just barely sweet enough.

Products available at many locations throughout the Twin Cities
B.T. McElrath website

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 79: Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello No. 80: Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche
No. 81: Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce
No. 82: Oceanaire's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
No. 83: Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs
No. 84: Christos's Saganaki
No. 85: Seven Stars' Sesame Bagel
No. 86: Hell's Kitchen Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
No. 87: Blackbird banh mi
No. 88: Tank Goodness chocolate chip cookies
No. 89: Sole Cafe's gal bee
No. 90: Porter & Frye's El Pelon
No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips
No. 92: Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar
No. 93: People's Organic Panna Cotta
No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery Crawdad Po' Boy
No. 95: Fuji Ya's Tofu Don
No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary
No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza
No. 98: Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie
No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato
No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes

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