Extreme and Unusual Chocolate Flavors
Think you’ve tried it all? Check out these unusual chocolate flavors!
Caramel, fudge, and cherry crème are hardly unusual chocolate flavors. In fact, you find them in every box of Christmas candies, right alongside other standbys like mint, coconut, and orange crème. If you're dealing with a really adventurous company, you might find something like chilies or cereal crunch hidden in your chocolate delight. But that's not the end of the story when it comes to chocolate flavors!
Fusion cuisine, the newest trend in cooking, means blending flavors that don't traditionally go together and, well, seeing what happens. In the world of chocolate, that means some pretty interesting ideas, ranging from pop rocks buried in chocolate truffles to olive and balsamic vinegar laced treats.
Still not convinced? Here are seven of the most unusual chocolate flavors you can get your hands on -- and would want to!
Nothing filled with vinegar on this list.
Vosges' curry powder and coconut flake chocolate
Sure, "curry powder" doesn't come readily to mind when you think of chocolate, but hey: don't knock it 'till you've tried it!
Also from Vosges: ginger, wasabi, and black sesame seed chocolate
Vosges' Japanese-inspired unusual chocolate flavors use wasabi (Japanese horseradish) to balance the chocolate's sweetness. This combination would definitely be a hit in Japan, but you'll have to try it yourself to find out how it suits an American palette!
Donnelly Chocolates' lavender truffles
Personally, I tend to think of lavender as something that belongs in bathwater, not chocolate. Still, Donnelly's Chocolates lists lavender truffles as their top-selling item!
Dagoba's chai bar
If you like chai tea, you'll love these unusual chocolate flavors: the sweet essence of chai blended with even sweeter chocolate!
Chuao Chocolatier's goat cheese and chocolate
Yes, goat cheese. At least in Chauao's opinion, the sharp, salty tang of feta nicely complements the silky smooth sweetness of chocolate.
Neiman Marcus' Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips
Okay, so it's not exactly a flavor. Still, Neiman Marcus came up with the idea of slathering salty, deep-fried potatoes in chocolate, making everyone's least healthy snack food just a little bit worse for you. Of course, it also tastes delicious....
Vosges again: Bacon flavored chocolate
This one definitely comes high on the list of unusual chocolate flavors. Still, Vosges has had quite a bit of success on this one, so who knows? Maybe they're onto something.
As you can see, there are quite a few chocolate flavors to experiment with. Whether you're hosting a chocolate tasting party or just looking for alternatives to your traditional Pot of Gold, you're sure to find unusual chocolate flavors to challenge even the most sophisticated palette!