Tuesday, September 23, 2008

News From The Weird

Chocolate bars with exotic components are not news. How about chocolate with blue cheese, lavender, earl grey tea, or red pepper? Las Vegas-based Vosges Haut Chocolat is upping the ante, though. Trekking to the new Whole Foods on Lincoln & Rose in Venice the other day, we came across their Oaxaca (Oaxacan guajillo, pasilla chillies & bittersweet chocolate,) Mo's Bacon (applewood smoked bacon & milk chocolate,) Black Pearl Exotic (ginger, wasabi, black sesame & dark chocolate,) and d'Olivia (Kalamata olives & white chocolate) bars. Full selection here. At $6.99 a pop, they are rather pricey, but they sure challenge your palate ... for better or worse.
illustration via Vosges