Lake Champlain Spicy Aztec

January 11, 2014 / 0 comments

Another of our favorite chocolatiers, Lake Champlain has a line of organic chocolate, which includes this fantastic bar: “An unexpected blend of spicy cayenne, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and fragrant cinnamon…” This has a fantastic mouthfeel – more creamy and sweet than we’d expect. As soon as your mouth acclimates to the melting chocolate consistency, you…

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Madécasse Madagascar’s Hottest Secret Cinnamon & Sakay

November 5, 2013 / 0 comments

Now here’s one of the more interesting bars we’ve come across recently: another chocolate supporting of cacao farmers (like Equal Exchange‘s line, but this reminded me a lot of the spicy szechuan bar from a while back.)

Oro Maya Artisan Mexican Hot Chocolate

July 21, 2012 / 0 comments

Another chocolate bar – ok, not really a chocolate bar for eating, but for melting – for hot chocolate preparation. Of course! Hot chocolate is probably the first relaxing, soothing drink you think of when you’re in Cancún, Playa del Carmen, or other Mexican beach resort, right?

2 Chicks with Chocolate – Cocoa Tiles and Chocolate Pops

August 5, 2010 / 0 comments

As regular readers are probably aware by now, I’m on a simple quest to try and find the best spicy chocolates I can find. Dark, milk, whatever, as long as it’s gots some of dat heat!

Dolfin Chocolat Au Lait Au Hot Masala

December 16, 2009 / 0 comments

Dolfin is a fantabulous Belgian chocolate maker. They have a number of interesting sounding chocolates, so on a recent trip to NYC we picked a couple up to try. Two words made this an easy pick: hot masala.

Chuao Spicy Maya

September 11, 2008 / 0 comments

Heaven in a bar? here it is: cocoa, cinnamon, spices, chilies perfectly blended together. Short and sweet: perfect sweetness, creamy chocolate, complex character from cinnamon and chilies. These guys from Carlsbad, California make a damn good chocolate. We picked this up in Wegman’s, where it was significantly higher in price than other bars, but I…

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Choxie dark chocolate Ceylon spice bar

June 15, 2008 / 0 comments

Found this in the discount bin of our local Target. This is a nice, fairly spicy bar, with good texture from the cocao been nibs mixed in. I was surprised, honestly, with the balance of ingredients in this bar; it’s not what we expected.

Lake Champlain Organic Bars: Dark Spicy Aztec

January 25, 2008 / 0 comments

Let’s begin with the reviews from the harshest critics we know – first from the four-year-old: “Darker brown, kind of little bit spicy, like it a tiny bit. When I try to bite it, it’s alittle hard – can I have some water?” Two-year-old: “More, more, good!” So this bar is real reason we’re here…

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Vosges – Aztec Elixir Couture Cocoa

January 20, 2008 / 0 comments

Mmmm… another hot chocolate mix! These is a premeasured packet for 4 oz of hot chocolate (is this enough to satisfy most people? I need at least 8 oz to make me happy…). On first taste, what really stands out is how well-rounded it is: not overly sweet, not over doing it with too much…

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Vosges – Red Fire Bar

December 31, 2007 / 0 comments

Chocolate intended for Aztecs. Delicious. Dark chocolate with a slow-building ancho and chipotle chili undertone. Cinnamon nicely bridges the spice with the chocolate, and fills the gap on flavor between the burnt caramel chocolate and the crescendo of the chilies. 4 yr. old: “I don’t like it. It’s too spicy” (Note: she also feels candy…

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