Thursday, April 26, 2007

Red Fire Chocolate Bar

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

When I went wine-tasting with my parents a couple weeks ago, we visited Rodney Strong winery and it was there I saw this chocolate bar.

It's a Red Fire Bar, with Mexican ancho and chipotle chilies, cinnamon, and dark chocolate.

Being the adventurous type, I bought it to try it.

I’m not disappointed. I’ve always enjoyed Mexican hot chocolate, which has cinnamon in it, and this reminded me of it. It also has a kick of pepper that I don’t really taste until after the chocolate is almost entirely melted in my mouth—then I can taste the spiciness at the back of my throat.

I think, personally, it could use a little less pepper—just enough to give a kick but not enough to be so noticeable.

On a whole, though, this is quite good.

I’m also surfing the chocolatier’s website and drooling over the unusual chocolates they have!

How about you? Any unusual or fabulous chocolate you’ve had?

6 comments :

  1. This falls under strangest chocolate:

    a chocolate covered green olive

    It was really weird.

    The same store, Widman's in Grand Forks, ND, has a specialty: Chippers, chocolate covered potato chips. They are very good too!

    They also do chocolate covered jalapenos, but I'm not a jalapeno person so, no thanks.

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  2. Break me off a piece of that chocolate, girlfriend:-)Never met a bar of chocolate I didn't like.

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  3. Well, I'll leave the chocolate discussion to you connoisseurs, but I just wanted to say that Rodney Strong is one of my favorite wineries. That is some darn good merlot, isn't it?

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  4. Wow, my two favorite things together! Sounds very yummy. :-)

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  5. I tried Vosges chocolates at my sister's house. They almost died when I clamped down on the bar and started chewing. My response at the time was, "It's just chocolate... whatever." (They had wasabi, too.)

    Now, I prefer dark chocolate, and have learned to let it melt and really taste it to get the most out of the flavor.

    I don't mind sampling finer chocolates, but it's not likely that I would ever buy any. It's not exactly harmonious with my current socio-economic status.

    (Looking in my wallet) Vosges... no way, Jose.

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  6. My weirdest chocolate moment was a free sample of chocolate-covered potato chips at (believe it or not) a Bed, Bath and Beyond store. It was reeeaaally good, and I don't even like chips that much.

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