Chocolate and What?

***Chocolate and What?

Since September 2006, I've been eating a different kind of chocolate every day. What has eating 4,100+ chocolates taught me?
  1. There are some very creative individuals making chocolates of all kinds. 
  2. If there is a way to combine chocolate with a nut, herb, flower, beverage, or almost any other edible food or drink you can think of, someone has probably tried it.
  3. Chocolate is close to being a universal ingredient (in terms of geographic reach and mixability); and it's been my pleasure as a chocolate omnivore to sample this banquet of flavor blends.

The Chocolate and What? List


Below is an alphabetical list of the items I've found (and tasted) blended with chocolate. I'm calling this the "Chocolate and What?" List.

* A **
Absinthe
Acai
African grains of paradise (pepper)
Agave (syrup, liquor, nectar)
Air
Alfalfa
Algae (blue-green)
Almonds (plain, toasted, hickory smoked, flour, other)
Amaranth (puffed, flakes)
Ancho Chili (dried form of Poblano chili pepper)
Anchovy
Anise (flavoring, liquor)
Aniseed
Apple
Apricot
Ashwagandha
Avocado

**  **
Bacon
Bacopa
Bailey's Irish Cream (liqueur)
Balsamic Vinegar
Banana (Williams, dried apple banana, other)
Banyul
Baochong Tea
Barbeque Sauce
Barley Grass
Basil
Beans (see individual type)
Bee Pollen
Beef Jerky
Beer
Beets
Berbere
Bergamot
Bin 27 Port (Fonseca)
Black Currant
Black Muscat
Blackberries
Blue Cheese
Blueberries (domestic)
Blueberries (wild, Alaska)
Bourbon
Boysenberry
Brandy
Brazil Nuts, Brazil Nut Milk
Broccoli
Buckwheat
Buttermilk

* **
Cabernet
Camel Milk
Campari
Camu Camu (fruit - powder)
Cappuccino
Caramel
Cardamom (pod; powder; seed)
Carob
Carrot
Cascabel Chili
Cashew nuts, cashew butter
Casi Cielo Coffee
Cassis (Creme de Cassis - black currant liqueur; See also - Currants)
Cayenne Pepper
Chai
Chamayo Red Chili
Chambord
Chamomile Tea
Champagne
Cheese (parmesan, cream cheese, goat cheese, queso fresco, cheddar; other)
Cherries (Amarena, Bing, Italian, Michigan, Montmorency, Morello; other)
Chestnut (marron)
Chia (seeds)
Chicory
Chicken (with mole sauce)
Chili peppers (see individual kinds)
Chipotle Chilis
Chlorella
Cinnamon
Cistanche
Cloves
Coconut (butter, dried, milk, meat, oil, sugar, flour)
Coffee
Cognac
Coriander
Corn
Cornflakes
Corn nuts
Cow's Milk
Crab (sushi)
Cranberries
Cream Cheese
Cumin
Cupuacu
Currants (black, red; dried, fresh; jelly; See also - Cassis, Zante)
Curry Powder (sweet, spicy)

**  D **
Damiana
Dates
Donkey's Milk (see Milk)
Douglas Fir (yes, the tree)
Dragon Fruit
Durian

* E **
Earl Grey Tea
Edamame
Egg Nog
Eggplant
Erythritol
Espresso
Eucalyptus

**  F **
Fennel (plant, seed, pollen)
Fenugreek Seed
Fernet-Branca
Figs (black mission, calimryna, Dalmation Adriatic/white; other)
Fireweed (Alaska)
Flax (seeds, meal)
Flowers (see individual kind)
Foie Gras
Fortune Cookies
Frangelico (liqueur)
Frankincense

** G ** 
Galliano (liqueur)
Garlic
Geranium
Ginger
Gingerbread (gluten-free baked goods; and spices)
Goat (cheese; milk)
Goji Berries
Gold
Golden Berry
Gooderham Worts Whiskey
Gooseberry
Grains of Paradise (see African grains of paradise)
Grand Marnier
Grapefruit
Green Beans
Green Chili
Green Peas (dried; also fresh, frozen in green shake)
Green Tangerine
Green Tea
Guajillo Chili
Guava
Gummy Bears

* H **
Habanero (chili pepper)
Halvah
Hazelnuts
He Shou Wu (Fo-ti root, Chinese knotweed)
Hemp ("milk," seeds)
Hibiscus
Highbush Cranberry (Wild, Alaska)
Honey (orange blossom; wildflower; other)
Honeybush (tea)
Hops
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Huckleberries

**  I **
Insects
Irish Moss

**  J ** 
Jack Daniels (Old No. 7)
Jalapeno
Jameson (Irish whiskey)
Jasmine Tea
Jim Beam Bourbon
Johnny B
Jose Cuervo Especial
Juniper (berries)

**  K **
Kaffir Lime
Kahlua
Kale
Kava
Kentucky Bourbon
Key Lime (see also: Lime)
Kirsch
Kiwi
Kona Coffee Beans
Konacha Green Tea
Kulfi
Kumquats

**  L **
Laphroaig (Single Malt Scotch whisky)
Lapsang Souchang tea
Lavender (English, French, other)
Lemon (fruit, juice, peel)
Lemon Curd
Lemongrass
Lentils
Li Hing (powder)
Licorice
Lime (Key, Mexican, Tahitian; other)
Limoncello
Lingonberry (lowbush cranberry)
Litchi/Litchee/Lychee
Luo Hon Guo (Monk Fruit)
Lotus Seeds
Lucuma

**  M **
Maca
Macadamia Nuts
Macha/Matcha Green Tea
Magnolia
Malibu Rum
Malt
Mango
Maple
Maqui (berry)
Marcona Almonds
Marshmallows
Mate (tea)
Marzipan
Masala Chai
Matcha Green Tea
Merlot (red wine)
Mesquite
Milk (cow, camel, donkey, goat, sheep)
Millet
Mochi
Mole Sauce(s), Spices
Moringa
Morita Chilies
Mucuna (African Velvet Bean)
Mulberries
Murray River Salt
Mushrooms (chaga, cordyceps, lion's mane, porcini, reishi, tremella)

**  N **
Neroli
Nutmeg

**  O ** 
Oats (whole oats; flakes; flour)
Olive Oil
Oranges (fruit, rind, blossom, oil, curd; blood orange)
Orchid
Osmanthus Tea
Ouzo

**  P **

Palm (oil, sugar)
Pancetta
Pandan leaves
Pasilla Chilis (dried form of Chilaca chili pepper)
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pear
Pear Brandy
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Butter
Peanut Jam
Peanuts
Pecans
Peony
Pepper(corns, ground pepper) (black, white, pink, other)
Peppermint
Pine nuts (pignoli)
Pineapple
Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Peppercorns
Pinto bean (flour)
Pistachio Nuts
Plankton (Phytoplankton)
Plum
Poblano chili pepper (dried form is Ancho chili)
Poire William (liqueur)
Pomegranate
Popcorn, Kettlecorn
Pop Rocks/Popping Candy
Poppy (Seeds, Petals (Coquelicot red poppy petal preserves))
Porcini (see Mushrooms)
Port
Potato (Chips, chocsimiles*)
Probiotics and prebiotics
Prosciutto
Prune
Pumpkin
Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas)

**  Q **
Quinoa

**  R **
Raisins
Raspberries
Raspberry Tea
Redcurrant (Alaska; Wild; See also - Currants)
Red Clover (raw sprouted)
Red Wine (Grand Cru)
Reishi Mushrooms
Rhodiola
Rhubarb 
Rice (brown, white, sticky, other; cooked; flours; cereals, crackers)
Rice Milk
Roasted Brown Rice
Rompopo (Mexican spiked eggnog)
Rooibos (Red Tea, South Africa)
Root Beer
Rose (essence, oil, petals; rose water)
Rose Geranium
Rosemary
Rum

* S **
Saffron
Sage
Saint George Spirits (Single Malt Whisky)
Salami
Salmon (smoked)
Salmonberry (Wild, Alaskan)
Salt (Sea salts; River salts; SF Bay Salt; other origins; see also Sea Salt)
Sambuca
Sarsaparilla
Sausages (Lit'l Smokies)
Scotch (Single Malt Whisky)
Sea Salt (Bolivian Rose; Brazilian Coast; Hawaiian Black Lava; Mediterranean; Murray River; Pink Himalayan; Red; San Francisco Bay; other origins)
Sesame Seeds (black, white)
Shajalit (geological resin blend)
Sheep Milk
Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese spice mix)
Smoke (various woods: applewood, hickory, alderwood, etc.)
Soy Sauce
Spam
Spearmint
Spirulina
Star Anise
Stevia
Stoli Ohranj
Strawberries
Sunflower Seeds
Sweet Potato

**  T **
Tamarind
Tangerine (green, other)
Tapioca (pearls, starch, syrup)
Tayberry
Tequila
Thai Chilis
Thyme
Toffee (multiple types)
Tofu
Tomato (smoked pieces; in sauces; powdered)
Tonka beans
Tortilla Chips
Tremella (mushroom)
Truffles (fungi - black, white)
Turmeric
Turkey (bacon; meat with mole sauce)

**  U **
Ube (ice cream)

**  V **
Vanilla
Velveeta Cheese
Verbena
Violets
Vodka

**  W ** 
Walnuts (English, red, black)
Wasabi
Watermelon
Wheat Grass
Whisky/Whiskey (multiple kinds)
Wild Blackberry (Alaska)
Wild Blueberry (Alaska)
Wild Highbush Cranberry (Alaska)
Wild Lingonberry (Alaska)
Wild Red Currant (Alaska)
Wild Salmonberry (Alaska)
Wintergreen

**  X ** 
Xanthan Gum (also Xanthum Gum)
Xilotol

**  Y **
Yacon
Yam (roasted, puree)
Yemeni Sidr Honey
Ylang Ylang
Yogurt
Yuzu (fruit)

**  Z **
Zante Currants (see also: Currants)
Zinfandel (late harvest, other)
Zucchini


If you'd like to know who made an item with these ingredients, you can search using key words to find entries/write-ups that appeared on this (Chocolate Banquet) site.

If you know of chocolates out there that I might not have seen before, send me an email message at:
corinne.debra at gmail dot com

*Chocsimile - A chocsimile is a chocolate facsimile of an object we might recognize from daily life; examples might include a piece of chocolate carefully designed to look like a coin, animal, or potato.

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