The original inspiration for this pairing was peanut butter and milk chocolate. Having tasted that pairing often and enjoyed it, it occurred to me that maybe different nut pastes might also work. And they do for the most part, but I also started thinking about seeds. Pumpkin seed paste works very well, almost for the same reason that peanut butter does. It is rich and smooth, but it also has a more pervasive flavor. The milk chocolate enhances that flavor, and the dark chocolate wraps the whole package tightly with its bitterness. As a side note, sesame paste and sunflower seeds also work very well with milk chocolate.
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