In our Toppings List, some of the toppings don't have pictures yet (they're a little shy...), so I wanted to showcase four of them today... with a picture:
A delightful meeting of Mini Marshmallows, Toffee, Rice Crispies in Chocolate Coating, and Nougat Pieces.
Here in the US, we all know the Mini Marshmallows that taste oh-so-good in your hot chocolate (or just by themselves!). In Germany however, these caused a stir, since all the Marshmallows we Germans are accustomed to are the big ones, that we like to put on a stick and roast over a fire. Our Marshmallows are fluffy and add a very different experience to the otherwise snappy chocolate.
Toffee is a buttery version of caramel. Caramel itself is nothing else but sugar heated slowly to 340°F. That's pretty hot, as everyone knows who tried this at home before and burned their fingers because the caramel smells so tasty. But don't worry - the toffee pieces on your chocolate will have cooled down by the time you get them. Although your chocolate bar will still be "hot", only in a different sense.
We had Rice Crispies (and with picture) all along, because they look pretty and add crunchiness to your bar. We doubled up on the experience: Rice crispies IN chocolate ON chocolate. :)
Finally, Nougat was a challenge, since we can't put anything on a chocolate bar that wouldn't stay in shape on its way to you. Luckily, we found these pretty little pieces who make chocolate lovers happy with their aroma of nuts that melts in your mouth.