Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sugar And Spice: Xocolatl

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Dagoba Organic Chocolate makes a whole line of quality chocolate bars.  Among the different varieties that are available is the Xocolatl bar.  The Xocolatl bar is made of organic dark chocolate, Cacao Nibs and infused with chili powder, nutmeg oil, and citrus oil.  I must admit, I was quite skeptical of this combination of chili powder and chocolate.  I have heard of interesting combinations that chocolatiers have come up with before, but I have never tried them before.

For my first taste of this unique chocolate bar, I popped a small piece in my mouth for fear being overwhelmed by the chili powder.  I wasn't too thrilled with this combination.  But the more that I tasted it, the more I liked it.  It, like most spicy things, is strangely addicting.  Now, this is not the type of chocolate bar that you devour as you're watching a movie.  I liked it best when eaten in little bitty pieces as a small afternoon pick-me-up or as a post-dinner treat.

When you take a bite of this chocolate, the first thing you taste is the smooth dark chocolate, its not until the chocolate is gone that the spice comes back to give you a swift kick in the taste buds.  The spice lingers for a while, and packs a punch that makes you keep coming back for more!

If you're not a fan of dark chocolate, this is not the chocolate bar for you.  As with some dark chocolate, it is not very sweet like a milk chocolate bar (this is because the cacao percentage is high.)  But lucky for you Dagoba does sell a Milk Bar as well.

I look forward to trying the other flavor combinations, as well as, the chocolate drink mixes, and baking products that Dagoba Organic Chocolate has to offer!