Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bar of the Week: Olive and Sinclair's Mexican Chocolate

The "Mexican Style" inclusion bar from Nashville, TN chocolate makers Olive and Sinclair is as warm, rich, and unforgettably catchy as a classic country ballad.  They start with stone ground chocolate, its earthiness amplified by a touch of salt.  O and S then ratchets up the heat a generous amount of aromatic Ceylon cinnamon and a two-star helping of chili, resulting in a bar that seems to smolder before it even touches your tongue.  The melt is slowed by a satisfyingly complex and full-bodied texture; grains of cacao, sugar, salt, and spice gradually disintegrate between your teeth. 

Is this one of those bars you'll never be able to get out of your head?  Stop by on Saturday, April 21st to find out!

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