Friday, April 16, 2010

You get to be the flavorologist

I am sure you have witnessed some pretty fancy chocolate combos out there in the blog world – Chocomize is popping up everywhere.  I just had to surprise that sweet husband of mine with a few wacky bars (he is a chocoholic after all). 

There are SO MANY options that I had a hard time decided what I wanted to order.  He loves dark chocolate so the first bar I made started with the dark chocolate base then I added dried pieces of mango, papaya and pineapple.  When I saw that potato chips were on the menu I had to throw those into the mix too.  You also get to name your bar – this one is “Tropical Tater”.  

 

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They seriously load on the toppings.  He really dug this one.  I think that anything with potato chips would tickle his fancy.  Next to chocolate, chips are one of his staples. 

 

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I decided to mix up one with the milk chocolate bar for fun.  He does not hate milk chocolate, he just prefers dark. 

This bar is the “Nerd Bar” – for my nerd of course.  It contained pecans and candy Nerds.  He did like this one but said that it was really a bit too sweet.  The milk chocolate bar and the Nerds were a bit much, especially since he likes his chocolate more on the earthy side.  He did comment on the way the Nerds added a fruity note to the chocolate.  At least it was not a complete fail.

 

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For my next creation I went a little out there.  How could I pass up the chance to make him a chocolate bar that contained bacon?  Yes, they offer bacon as one of the toppings. 

I present you “Piggy Fizz”.

 

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This is a dark chocolate bar with candy Pop Rocks and bacon.  Charlie and D have been known to partake in a few packets of Pop Rocks so I knew that he was a fan.  The bacon was a bit of a question but I had to do it.  Well he loves it.  The candy has lost it’s fizz but he said it really pairs well with the chocolate and the smokiness of the bacon.

 

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The company also sent me one of their “most popular” creations – the Smores Bar. How cute are those little teddy bears?

 

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I had to dive right in.  This is made with their milk chocolate bar and yes it is super sweet.  I have a serious sweet tooth and this guy was even a bit too sweet for me.  A little chunk of this bar is sufficient in curbing that sugary craving.  My guys liked it too – I did share.

 

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If you want to try your hand at making some interesting chocolate bars I highly recommend that you head over to Chocomize and get those creative juices flowing.  I know that Charlie will be mixing up some flavor combos of his own now that he knows that such a thing exists. 

I hope you all are well.  Things are good over here at my homestead.  Next week is school vacation and I am debating on whether or not I want to go visit my mom.  D keeps bugging me to bring him.  Unfortunately I will have to make the 7 hour trek all on my own – the hubs can’t get time off.  We have not seem my mom since October – yikes, it’s been a while!!  My sister and her family are going so that makes me really want to go.  I know my mom would love to have us all there at one time.  I’ll make up my mind soon. 

Have a great one.