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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hot Chocolate: Tabasco Chocolate

Some people can't get enough Tabasco sauce. I'm not some people. Are you? Ever tried Tabasco with chocolate?

I'm pictured preparing to bite into a McIlhenny Company Tabasco Chocolate. Were there a second picture, I'd still be smiling. The chocolate tasted yummy - a bit creamy, a bit dark and high quality, and no hint of spice.

Were there a third picture, though, you'd see flames racing from my nostrils, mouth, eyeballs, eardrums, and - well - I'll stop there. That is, after I enjoyed the chocolate, I felt the need to drink from a fire hydrant. But I'm a wimp with hot stuff like this.  It might be too mild for you.

There's no false advertising on McIlhenny's part. Their Tabasco Chocolate includes a detectable portion of Tabasco. And chocolate. I didn't taste either together, but I certainly tasted each one.

I give this hot chocolate a 7. It's good, not great. There's no mixture of the two. You could simply buy chocolate and pour tabasco on it, if you want the sensation. Then again, for a nice gal like me, it was the most excitement my mouth has had in a while. That's why I gave it a 7, rather than a 6 or 6.5.

Cheers, all.
Have a sweet and/or spicy new week, as August rolls into September.

54 comments:

  1. You inspired me to add Tobasco sauce to the meal I was eating. Being a lover of spice, I'd like to try some of this chocolate.

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    1. You'd be fine and call me a mega-wimp, Michael. I'd like to see you incorporate Tobasco in a dare. =)

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    2. We did ;)

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  2. I know chilli eaters who would say you have a sensitive tongue, Robyn. That's quite a compliment, don't you think? :)

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    1. I suppose, GB. Though some do like like a woman whose tongue is too sensitive. Smiles.

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  3. I have eaten chilli chocolate (a bit meh) but not tried tabasco chocolate. And probably won't.
    Michael could probably do an amazing challenge video out of it though...
    Have a great week.

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    1. Yes, I want to see Michael do that. Thanks, EC.

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  4. O_O I can't imagine those two flavors working together.

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  5. Oh, I'm a purist when it comes to chocolate and don't like to spice it up, unless of course I melt it and rub it all over Uncle Jeffy's body. Now that's spicy chocolate to me!

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    1. Mmm, I'm waiting for my Uncle Jeffy to try that one, JKIR. Now you're talking.

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  6. What? Why? Who is thinking, "y'know what this sweet chocolate needs? Hot sauce." And of all hot sauces, Tabasco is the worst of all hot sauces. But it also gets such a high rating from you, that's where I'm most shocked. Are you just being a spicy sweety yourself?

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    1. I WAS too generous, wasn't I? Guess I've been in a good mood these days. I can't explain it, Pickleope Von Pickleope.

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  7. Seems like an odd combination of tastes.

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    1. It is. It doesn't work, Alex. Like I told Pickleope, I was too generous with my rating.

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  8. I am intrigued... Hot and sweet, just like me.... :)
    Jeremy

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  9. I'm definitely going to pass on this one. I am not a fan of spicy/hot things!

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  10. Tabasco Chocolate? Leave it to you to find the most unusual combinations! I am intrigued...but not tempted enough to try it :)

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    1. And of all places, Martha, I found it at Bed, Bath and Beyond!

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  11. I haven't tried Tabasco Chocolate but I did eat an entire big bar of dark chocolate with chilies. Delicious! Until it worked its way through my digestive system. Ai - ai - ai !!! Won't make that mistake again.

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  12. My mouth will stay tabasco free. But at least its a burning sensation that goes away lol

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    1. You're smart to keep your mouth safe, Pat Hatt.

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  13. I like chile chocolates, but I'm more of a habanero chocolate kind of guy, with some cinnamon for flavor. It's like Mexican hot chocolate come to life.

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    1. I also like chile chocolates, BnB, and Mexican hot chocolate is amazing. Mmm, a dash of cinnamon too...

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  14. you are far braver than me. I"m not keen on the hot stuff, baby.
    Have a kick ass week!!!

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  15. Hot chocolate! I like hot and spicy as much as anyone, but I do not believe food has to hurt to be good.
    Did the flames match your hair?

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    1. They were even bright, Jono. Flames are naturally red. Smiles.

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  16. Some things should never go together!

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  17. Anything that gets yer pretty face plastered all over the page...

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    1. LOL, I do have my face plastered all over the page. But I also have Pat Hatt's Profannity Granny, and she's a looker. Right?

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  18. I like chocolate. I really, really do. I just won't eat chocolate with certain things.

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  19. I read that the Mayans, who discovered chocolate, mixed it with chili. Sounds like what you sampled.

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  20. I have tried some yummy spicy chocolates by Theo and such. Didn't know Tobasco had one. I like spice, so yeah, I'd probably enjoy it. Glad your mouth got some excitement~

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    1. Haha. Thank you, Shell. Let me know if you try it.

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  21. Oh my..I think I missed your post last week so will have to go there next. I am not one for burn my mouth off hot. I once found, by a bad accident, a small hot chili pepper in my noodle dish. To say I turned into the devil incarnate breathing fire but looking like one of the stooges is an understatement. I will just take my chocolate:)

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    1. That's funny. I hate those bad accidents, Birgit. One can never get enough ice water afterwards.

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  23. Oh my. I don't do well with hot and spicy foods, so I don't think this would be for me. You're a brave soul to try it! :D I like my chocolate all by its lonesome or perhaps paired with nuts or caramel or peanut butter.

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  24. Young self could abide tabasco; my mortal remains cannot. Favorite chocolate is chocolate chips sneaked out of the refrigerator when I was a kid, still is. Sure enjoyed your post!

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  25. Look, I can do flaming hot Cheetos. But to put that on chocolate? Blasphemy!

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  26. My hubby loves this stuff. I have never tried it, and might not after visualizing your third photo.

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  27. The things they come up with...
    I'm kind of a wimp as well. It drives Aaron crazy. I think I'll just leave this one to those with stronger mouths than I. :)

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  28. You know what they say about a 7 in the mouth don't you? !!! hahaha

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