Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ChocolateBet: December 28, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 bar
Chuao Chocolatier
Firecracker (bar)
Very Good
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) total bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $3.97 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Walmart, in American Canyon, CA

What? I can't hear you. There are tiny little explosions going off in my head. It's the chocolate and popping candy. Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Something Different Theme Week. I've been exploring unique chocolate-related flavor combinations and ideas this week.

Chuao Chocolatier's Firecracker 60% cacao dark chocolate bar was flavored with chipotle, salt and popping candy. I had previously enjoyed a bonbon version of this bar. Both were very good.

But, why leave well enough alone? If a little popping candy was good, would flavored popping and/or fizzing candies be even better? I tried lemon, watermelon, orange, clementine (tangerine), and lime flavors. My opinion: tangerine and lime flavors showed the most promise, followed by orange.

It would be interesting to try cola flavored popping candy. Maybe next year.

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