My friends Shaun's boss is so nice, he sent him a box of fancy chocolates from the road. And Shaun is so nice, he opened it up and shared the contents with us. When the box of Gray Salt Thins from Fran's Chocolates was revealed, we all collectively freaked out.
They were as delicious as we imagined, with a nice salt (gray salt, from Brittany, no less) grit to them. Reminding me very much of that totally awesome treasure, the Bacon Bar from Vosges, with it's salty sweetness, only this one can be enjoyed by vegetarians as well.
Based out of Seattle, Fran Bigelow, the glowing and friendly looking chocolatier behind the brand, opened a dessert shop back in 1982 and has been expanding since then with new products. And though I've yet to find a place in the city that sells her products, her online shop is always an option.