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Spicy Chocolate

by Meghann on December 15, 2008

I am stuffed. My protein packed lunch filled me to the brim and I now feel like its nap time at my desk. But no can do, I have work to do!

I broke into my mid morning snack way early this morning. I’m not sure why, but i just had this sudden urge of hunger that needed to be masked with a Kashi Peanut Butter Granola bar.

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Lunch was easy peasy to put together, thanks to some Pork Roast left overs my Dad sent me home with.

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The pork made a great sandwich filler, along with some alfalfa sprouts and Annie’s BBQ Sauce.

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You can’t go wrong with left overs in sandwich form. Best sandwich ever if you ask me. 🙂

On the side I had two carrots with 1/2 tablespoon of Sabra Hummus.

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And since I felt like my lunch needed a third element I peeled a tangerine to bring my lunch over the top.

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Even though I was already pretty stuffed from my lunch I had been dying to try one of my Cowgirl Chocolates so I opened the box to just have a sample.

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If you are a Food Network Junkie like me, you probably have seen Spicy Chocolates represented on one or more shows that continually circle through the network. They have always intrigued me, but I never found any to sample in the great state of Florida. I guess we’re not really known for our spicy things. 🙂

When FoodBuzz offered the chance to try some I immediately jumped at it to see what I had been missing out on all these years. I was pleasantly surprised to see the small box was filled to capacity with samples.

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I’m really awful with surprise anything, so I was grateful to be presented with a color coded chart for what chocolate was what. I decided to play chicken today and went for the Mild: Double Dark Chocolate candy, rather then jumping straight to the extra spicy versions.

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The Dark Chocolate was great! It had just a hint of spiciness that I could only feel in the back of my throat. It I wasn’t full from lunch I would have eagerly opened the spicy Dark Chocolate version to compare the levels of heat.

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All in all, I think theses chocolates are a great gift idea for those members of your family whom you have no clue what to get for them. I immediately called my Dad after I tried them to let him know about my experience was and he was just as eager to try one myself. My Family Caravan is this weekend so I am going to save the rest of the chocolates for my stop of the caravan. They are going to make a great conversation starter. I mean if you went to someone’s house and heard they had spicy chocolate wouldn’t you be tempted to try it?

I wonder if its too late to purchase some for my White Elephant Gift exchange I have on Christmas Eve? I really think they would be a hit! 🙂

1 Sharon December 15, 2008 at 1:39 pm

So cool that they have a flavour guide. LOL
Delicious sandwich

2 seecourteat December 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Yummy sandwich. I have never tried spicy chocolate but have always been curios. There is even spicy peanut butter from PB&Co. Now THAT would be interesting!

Have a great day!

3 eatingbender December 15, 2008 at 1:48 pm

That sandwich looks so filling and delicious. Love the sprouts!

Thanks for the chocolate review – I am also very intrigued by the spicy chocolate. I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

Your Family Caravan sounds like a lot of fun 🙂

4 Erica December 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Lunch looks fabulous! I really want to try those spicy chocolates! I have def heard of them before but have never seen them anywhere!

5 Maggie December 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Ooo I love spicy chocolate 🙂

6 lauren December 15, 2008 at 2:47 pm

oh yum – spicy chocolate!

7 VeggieGirl December 15, 2008 at 2:48 pm

LOOOOVE me some spice!! 🙂 Definitely bring them to the Family Caravan!!

8 carolinebee December 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Totally love the sprouts too..so what is a family caravan??

9 ksgoodeats December 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I want to know about the caravan too!

Annie’s BBQ can do no wrong 🙂

10 Meghann December 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I’ll explain what the Family Caravan is this weekend. 🙂 It’s a really fun family tradition that I’m sure you’re all going to enjoy reading about!

11 biz319 December 15, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Love the spicy/sweet combo! I am on the hunt for spicy peanut butter! I need to make the trek out to my super Target!

12 Elina December 15, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Ooh these chocolates sound really awesome! I haven’t seen them on the food network… I guess I’m not enough of a junkie 😀

The sandwich looks delicious too!

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14 Caroline December 16, 2008 at 1:05 am

Yummy! Those chocolates look really interesting. I have to admit that I am kind of surprised that I have not heard of them before, considering how much I watch the Food Network!

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