Ultimate dessert flavor combo: Mint chocolate or peanut butter and chocolate? | The Tylt
Ultimate dessert flavor combo: Mint chocolate or peanut butter and chocolate?
Bright and refreshing mint is the perfect partner to earthy, bitter dark chocolate. Think of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Andes chocolates–there's just something special about the minty contrast to your favorite chocolate. The result is a beautiful dessert that is both sweet and invigorating.
Fans of mint chocolate rejoice when Christmas comes around. Suddenly the whole world is just as obsessed with mint chocolate foods as you are year-round. Peppermint mochas can be found at every coffee shop and friends and family just gift peppermint bark like there's no tomorrow. Go ahead and put a candy cane in your hot chocolate–no one is judging you.
From the legendary dark mint crisp M&M's to the endless green mountains of mint chocolate chip ice cream, this flavor combination is a class act. It's timeless and bright, just like dessert itself.
Chocolate and peanut butter mark the birthplace of the sweet and salty flavor combination. In truth, the reason everyone loves peanut butter and chocolate so much comes down to science. According to Gregory Ziegler, a Penn State University professor of food science who studies chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate create a "dynamic sensory contrast." Mic's Alex Orlov writes:
"[Chocolate and peanuts are] complementary because they produce flavor through the Maillard reaction," Ziegler said. "That's the reaction you get whenever you roast nuts, grill steak or bake bread."
In sum, the taste, smell and texture of chocolate and peanut butter make them a triple threat. Which means you should probably eat three peanut butter cups, right? Right.
From Resse's to Tagalongs to buckeyes, peanut butter is chocolate's favorite indulgence.