SSBBI am more of a salty snack person than a sweets person. However, every now and then I crave a combination of the two – salt and sweet together. One of my favorite combinations is a sugary popcorn mixed with a traditional salt popcorn.

On the candy side, you have to love the mix of caramel and seas salt, like the Caramel Sea Salt Truffles from Knipschildt Chocolatier.

See all the great chocolate treats of Knipschildt Chocolatier here.

Of course Knipschildt Chocolatier is on the artisanal high end of the sweet and salty spectrum. On the other end is the traditional saltwater taffy that is ubiquitous at seaside resorts. The best taffies I’ve had in recent times come from The Salty Road, as I have mentioned here before.

SWTThe Salty Road makes a Sea Salt Caramel taffy: “We were blown away the first time we tested this recipe. It was super cool to see how such a simple recipe (only 5 ingredients) could create such a complex tasting taffy. To flavor the candy we caramelize sugar till it’s nice and dark and just starting to smoke then we add it to our base. This amazing concoction adds notes of dark coffee & hints of burnt sugar. The candy is a balance of bitter, sweet, salty and chewy with pops of crunch from the sea salt! You will be addicted!”

See all the great taffy products of The Salty Road here.