Friday, June 29, 2012

ChocolateBet: June 29, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Wild Ophelia
Smokehouse BBQ Potato Chips
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2 oz. (57 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 150 calories
Cost: $5.25 in 1 bar
Purchased from: Draeger's Market, in San Mateo, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Backyard Barbeque Theme Week.

I loved the concept of putting BBQ potato chips and chocolate together. Sadly, not everything tastes wonderful drenched in chocolate. I could barely taste any BBQ flavor or discern any chip texture in this 70% cacao bar from Wild Ophelia (Chicago, IL). To be fair, it's almost impossible to balance these flavors to please all palettes.

The dark chocolate overwhelmed the few pieces of Russet Burbank potato chips from The Billy Goat Chip Company (St. Louis Missouri) embedded in the bar. Being a potato and potato chip lover, I'd be curious to try these chips with a very light dusting of cocoa and spices.

Note: Photos delayed this week due to camera being replaced.

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