Toasted Corn and Harissa
Weight: 4 oz. (113 g.) (estimate) for 1 package
Calories: 560 calories (estimate) in 1 package
Cost: $13.00 for total package
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #8 of Chocolate, Smoke and Fire Theme Week.
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. So, after nibbling on smoke-influenced snacks and sweets this week, it was time to give some attention to a "fiery" chocolate item or two.
Today's package of "Toasted Corn and Harissa* -- a fiery North African hot sauce" was from SOMA Chocolatemaker (Toronto, ON, Canada).
At the heart of each small, roundish, reddish earthy-looking confection was a bit of tasty toasted, crunchy corn. The cocoa and harissa sauce spice coating complemented the corn beautifully.
For those that fear the burn, no need to worry. The spiciness level was perfect—enough to add rich flavor, without being overwhelming.
*Harissa is a North African spice blend/sauce that includes hot chili peppers (sometimes smoked), garlic, onion, olive oil, cumin, coriander and caraway, but can also include a variety of other herbs and spices (including mint and tomato).