We’re not long past the D.C. Chocolate Festival at this point and while there, I made sure to stop by and say hi to a couple of makers who I knew and meet several who were new faces for the D.C. area. One of the familiar faces I said hi to was Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate. Ben is one of the few chocolate makers based out of Virginia, and he recently was able to fulfill his Kickstarter for a new print press, roaster and to create a new origin bar. If you want to learn more about the goals of his Kickstarter and for updates on how he’s doing with his equipment, go here!

I’ve shared several of Ben’s bars in the past here on Time To Eat Chocolate, but I heard rumors of his making bonbons. They’re not available on his website and I was starting to mentally accept that I might never try them, but thank goodness they were being sold at the Festival! While visiting his table, a group of other customers and I got to each sample a sea salt bonbon. Believe it or not, we all had the same reaction of, “Wow! This is good!” So of course I had to bring a box home ­čÖé

I experienced a flood of sweetness from the caramel, deep cocoa flavor that seemed naturally fruity (I forgot to ask Ben which chocolate he used for the shell) and a touch of sea salt. Pretty much everyone knows what sea salt caramels are like, so I there’s not much I can say except that these are addictive! If in the future these are sold in larger quantities, I’ll be getting one for myself to binge eat on a relaxing day ­čÖé

Potomac Chocolate: Made in Woodbridge, VA

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