"Stuart rose from the ditch, climbed into his car, and started up the road that led toward the north…. As he peeked ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction." (from Stuart Little by E.B. White)

Some Like It Hot (Chili Chocolate Tasting)


Last weekend, Will and I invited some family and friends over. Shortly before putting in an obscure anime I had never seen before, we embarked on a Chili Chocolate Tasting! I have to be honest, I was the most excited about this. Ever since watching “Chocolat” (don’t judge me) while eating hot chocolate, I have been enraptured by the way sweet and spicy chocolate melts in your mouth and coats your tongue with spice.
Although far from chocolate tasting experts, we are getting fairly acquainted with the different brands and what they typically bring to the table. This particular night brought with it:

  1. Theo Organic Fair Trade Spicy Chile Dark Chocolate (70% Cacao)
  2. Dagoba Organic Chocolate Xocolatl Rich Dark Chocolate (74% Dark Chocolate)
  3. Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Infused With Spicy Red Chili (For the record, so gross…)
  4. Vosges Red Fire Bar Mexican Ancho and Chipolte Chillies with Ceylon Cinnamon (55% Dark Chocolate)
  5. Chuao Chocolate Spicy Maya Infused With Pasilla Chile, Cayenne Pepper and Cinnamon (60% Cocao)

1. Theo

  • Powdery texture on tongue
  • Spice hits back of the throat
  • Bright
  • Metallic
  • Granular texture
  • A lasting spice presence

2. Dagoba

  • Crystallized berry
  • Tropical/pomegranate undertones
  • Intense spice at the end
  • Citrus
  • “Hot mess w/ crumbly cat litter”-Our dear friend/sister Stacy

3. Lindt

  • Cadburry Mini Egg Flavor
  • Cake Batter
  • Soy
  • Fake
  • Super sweet and creamy
  • Bitter-like finish

4. Vosges

  • Leather oil
  • Textured granules
  • Grandma’s coat closet

5. Chuao

  • Brown sugar
  • Pound cake
  • Strong cinnamon presence
  • Creamy
  • Mild spice
  • Woody

In terms of rating in order with 1 being the best and 5 being the worst our group decided it would be as follows:

1- Chuao     2- Theo    3-Dagoba     4- Vosges   5-Lindt

So, there you have it! If you’re feeling like a little spice in your life, try some of these and let us know which you prefer.

Happy Friday!


3 thoughts on “Some Like It Hot (Chili Chocolate Tasting)

  1. Lindt is my favorite….Its good to have this chilli chocolate once in a while 🙂

  2. This is one of my favorite types of dark chocolate! I just love that spicy kick. Now I need to try the Chuao bar…

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