Redstone’s Red Chili Chipotle dark chocolate bar
April 29, 2008 - chocolate
Nice dark chocolate (72% cocoa), made by Redstone Foods in Texas. Infused with chipotle chili pepper, this has a methodically increasing heat level as the chocolate washes away out of your mouth. The heat is pretty even and strong, and hits its peak about half a minute after the last bit of chocolate is gone.
This is a good hot bar, but its just okay overall: the chocolate is okay – it doesn’t posess the nice mouthfeel that some higher-end chocolates we’ve tried have. The chipotle pepper is nice and hot, but I think its that we’re looking for something with a bit more complexity, more character. There’s a good reason that we’ve seen bars like this, but with cinnamon, nutmeg, or other spices – it rounds out the flavor, and adds some oomph to the finish. With this bar, it just ends, and that’s it, no lingering mmmm….similar stories