Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's Chocolate Mint Day!!!

For most of my childhood, I thought that the only herb that worked well with chocolate was mint.  While it still remains one of the most popular herb/chocolate combinations, a few inspired chocolatiers have come up with some new combinations that are well worth trying.  Basil is one of the up and coming herbs to mix it up with chocolate, and it's pretty tasty too.  My favorite combination has to be bay leaf with chocolate, mostly because it's a subtle flavour that affects the chocolate well.  It's not only herbs that are starting to come into this realm, but spices like pepper, salt, and cayenne are starting to be fairly common on the chocolate scene. Like peanut butter, you don't have to go out and buy fancy spiced/herbed chocolate either, simply pick out your favorite bar and flavour to your liking.


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