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

Fortnum & Mason Chocolate no. 37: mexican mole spice

February 27, 2014 / 0 comments

Another trophy from England, thanks to awesome friends, this is a house brand chocolate that’s an interesting take on Mexican chocolate.

Menakao Truly Madagascar Dark Chocolate 70% Bird Chili

February 25, 2014 / 0 comments

First bite of this bar, (all the way from the UK via awesome friends!) and we were practically stupefied by how awesome this was. And, we realized that Madegascar is the next up-and-coming chocolate country, giving South America a run for the money.

Lindt Extra fine dark chocolate infused with red chili

February 2, 2014 / 0 comments

As written elsewhere, we’ve yet to be disappointed with any of the fine chocolates from Lindt. (However, we are extremely curious as to what constitutes ‘fine dark chocolate’ and what is ‘extra fine dark chocolate.’)

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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Taza Chipotle Chili Chocolate Mexicano

December 21, 2013 / 0 comments

This was a chocolate on our wish-to-try list recently, and finally picked up a bar. In Somerville, MA, (Suhmahville) these chocolatiers use and grind organic cocao beans using Oaxacan stone mills, in a traditional mexican-style process.

Chili peppered chocolate… ice cream!

June 18, 2013 / 0 comments

It sounds so simple: Thick, creamy, semi-sweet chocolate ice cream. Add ancho and chipotle peppers. Touch of cinnamon. On paper, it looks easy. This sounds clichéd, I realize, but this may be, finally, some of the best chili chocolate ice cream from Philly I’ve tried so far. Yes, I’ve requested the shake makers at Max…

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John & Kira’s Urban Garden Bars: guajillo chili pepper + almonds

April 5, 2013 / 0 comments

For the uninitiated in the spicy pepper universe, guajillo peppers are pretty mild, usually reserved for preparing salsas and sauces. So before we pop a piece into our mouth, we are already anticipating some disappointment in the heat category. However, the wonderful folks at John & Kira’s (from Philly, yo!) have partnered with a couple…

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Vivani Ecuador Edel Bitter Chili 70% dark

October 23, 2009 / 0 comments

Frey Supreme Hot Chili Pepper

June 15, 2008 / 0 comments

One look at the bright red wrapper of this bar and you would think we’ve finally found the end-all of spicy chocolate bars: two chili peppers and a piece of chocolate are pictured with “Extra Fine dark chocolate with chili.”

Redstone’s Red Chili Chipotle dark chocolate bar

April 29, 2008 / 0 comments

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….

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Dagoba Xocolatl dark chocolate, chilis and nibs

March 14, 2008 / 1 comment

So I’m reading this label and wondering what the heck ‘nibs’ are. Are nibs to cocoa beans what giblets are to turkey? Turns out, it’s probably what you expect it to be: roasted cocoa beans, broken into smaller pieces, essentially a purist’s version of chocolate chips.