JCoCo cayenne veracruz orange

August 18, 2014 / 0 comments

What a pleasant surprise: a white chocolate with some heat – not overwhelming or overpowering – but just a little touch of chili pepper and cayenne. I’m not sure what surprised me the most: the smooth consistency

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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Theo Organic Spicy Chile Dark Chocolate

January 4, 2014 / 0 comments

We’ve had other chocolates from Theo, from their 3400 Phinney line. Nice initial mouthfeel, even with the slightest bit of grittiness at the outset, but it then melts quickly and smoothly. We expected more sweetness, but was pleasantly surprised at the sultry, darker bitterness that came through. The heat from chili and cayenne starts to…

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Wild Ophelia New Orleans Chili

May 24, 2013 / 0 comments

One of our favorite chocolate makers, Katrina, of Vosges Haut-Chocolat fame, has another line of chocolates inspired by a cross-country trip across the U.S., and the inevitable attraction to local flavors that such a trip would impart: peaches, pecans, barbecue-flavored potato chips…

Chocomize Dark Chocolate with Cayenne and Mini Chipotle Peppers

March 13, 2011 / 0 comments

Hats off to the folks over at chocomize.com: they’ve developed an online chocolate ordering tool to allow customers to create custom made chocolate bars. And they’re local too, located just across the river in Cherry Hill.

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!

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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Lake Champlain – Aztec Spicy Hot Chocolate

January 12, 2008 / 0 comments

This is one of six flavors of hot chocolate mix that the Lake Champlain Chocolate folks produce, and as you may expect, this is my favorite. Other flavors include Traditional, Raspberry, Mocha, Old World, Organic and Unsweetened Cocoa. This mix produces a nice creamy chocolate, with a hint of cinnamon and ample bite from the…

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