Saturday, July 7, 2012

What We're Eating: Escazu Chipotle Chili & Vanilla

Escazu Chipotle Chili & Vanilla 74% Dark Chocolate

In honor of our fourth anniversary, we're devoting our "What We're Eating" features in July to a staff pick. We start with Anna's favorite bar. We'll have samples out today (Saturday). Here's what Anna has to say about one of her favorites:
It is well known here at Chocolopolis that I like spicy chocolate. From the outrageous Do Not Eat This Chocolate bar to the subtly spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Guajillo Chili bar. Knowing this, it comes as no surprise that my favorite bar in the store is the Escazu Chipotle Chile and Vanilla bar.

When people see “vanilla” on the packaging, they are skeptical. “How can you taste the vanilla past the spice?” they ask me. I find that the vanilla actually gives the bar a smoother texture that balances out the heat from the chile very well. Rather than a kick, this bar delivers a pleasant bite of spice in silky dark chocolate.

If you are looking for something to set your mouth on fire, this is not the bar for you. But if you are looking to indulge on some chocolate with a little bit of spice, I would definitely recommend this bar!

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