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  • Chocolate with chilli
  • Premier Icon chakaping
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    My wife bought me a load of fancy chocolate bars for Xmas, just opened this Montezuma one today and I can’t say I’m impressed.

    Tastes like chocolate at first, then the chilli gets slowly hotter so you can’t taste the chocolate anymore.

    Bit like red wine with a curry (ie. wrong).

    Anyone actually like it?

    Premier Icon RudeBoy
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    S’a Mexican thing, no?

    Watch out for Monty’s Revenge….

    Premier Icon sodafarls
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    Not a big fan of it myself…It prompts a question i’ve been meaning to ask for a while though, is it true that Mexicans put some cocoa powder in chilli? I think I read or heard it once, but the thought of wasting a meal has deterred my experimentation.

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    Chili chocolate iw wrong. FACT.

    Premier Icon Munqe-chick
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    It seems to be the big thing! Have you seen Walkers have just released some crisps which are chocolate and chilli!! Wierd! THey also have onion bhaji flavour and “the great breakfast” flavour ….. odd.

    Anyway back to original point… not tried chocolate and chilli!

    Premier Icon mrmichaelwright
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    chocolate in chili is great

    Chicken Mole (with chili and chocolate in it) is also great

    not a big fan of plain chili chocolate although the two flavours are complimentary

    Premier Icon bigsi
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    Chilli chocolate “the DIRTY barstewards” 😆

    I prefer the Cardamon Chocolate.

    Oh and yes if you have a proper mexican chilli it will have chocolate in it along with proper beef chunks rather than minced beef. Try it and you will never go back 😉

    Premier Icon shortbread_fanylion
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    Girlfriend had spicy hot chocolate at a cafe the other week – it was actually alright!

    Premier Icon Soup
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    Chocolate with Chilli is wrong, although a decent cooked beef chilli with some chocolate in is the nuts. Common practice at the fire station and by jingo we know how to cook a mean chilli.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    the two flavours are complimentary

    That’s the thing.

    I’m no Masterchef judge (unfortunately), but I thought the flavours clashed terribly.

    Give me chocolate and raspberry anyday.

    Premier Icon johnners
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    I like it, though you’d have to have a korma palate before you could call the Montezuma stuff at all hot. Their white chocolate (I know that’s an oxymoron) with 3 peppers is surprisingly good.

    If you want a real travesty, try chocolate with thyme and toasted flax seeds. That was quite horrible – it was a gift.

    Premier Icon JB405
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    I had some at xmas and really disliked it. I can’t see what the fuss is about!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I’ve got chocolate with thyme in the cupboard. I can imagine that working nicer, but perhaps not.

    I have a madras palate (at best), didn’t find it too hot, just wrong.

    No accounting for taste though, I know.

    Premier Icon sockpuppet
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    defo try the cocoa in chili thing – not an up-front flavour, but really helps add some depth

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    Lindt chilli Chocolate has just the right flavours……….bitter dark choc with a hint of cheeky chilliness. What is not to like?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Chocolate and Chilli rox.

    Chilli with a good dark chocolate in tastes fantastic.

    Premier Icon Stiggy
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    How do mexicans keep warm in the winter?

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    some brands of chilli chocolate are better than others (imagine that!)… the best one i’ve had is this:

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The latest wannabe Heston Blumenthal craze, I reckon. If I’m being particularly cynical 🙂 However, even Uncle Ben’s chili from a jar has cocoa powder in it (so much for real actual proper proper actual honest to goodness REAL actual true genuine MEXICAN chili :roll:)…

    Premier Icon trailmonkey
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    Chocolate is used in Mexican cookery but not in the form that we know it as. IE not made with milk and sugar etc. It’s used for seasoning and as a thickening agent IIRC.

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    in mexico they’ve been using chocolate (well, cacao anyway) in savoury cooking for thousands of years. it’s hardly a “blue mental” thing…

    Premier Icon andrew
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    We love chillies and we love chocolate.

    Chocolate with chilli – can either ruin good chocolate or distract from iffy chocolate.
    Chilli with chocolate – No. A good meal ruined. I used to have a *superb* Mexican cook book from the 60s (ie. a cook book actually from Mexico) and no mention of choccy chilli. fast forward a generation and a history reclaimed and pukey heritage meals are everywhere.

    but hey, never mind, each to their own 🙂

    Premier Icon trickydisco
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    Dunno what you’re talking about.. this stuff

    Is amazing! thought it was a bit weird myself until i went on a snowboarding hol a couple of years ago and tried it.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Lots of cobblers being spouted on here – Hotel Chocolat’s Chilli Roche are fantastic, as is the chilli truffle

    Admitedly, it is not so great in a bar, needs something to help it along.

    Premier Icon skinnysteel
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    Try Danucci Spiced Chocolates – superb.

    Premier Icon AndyP
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    Chili chocolate iw wrong. FACT.
    glad to see that my opinions are generally the complete opposite to peterpoddy’s. Chilli chocolate is ace.

    And Lindt chilli chocolate really needs much more chilli in it. It’s really quite bland.

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    I’ve got a bar of the Lindt Chilli chocolate in the cupboard.

    The fact it’s still there says something.

    Perhaps I’ll try another square or just add it the next time I make chilli.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Not sure about chili chocolate. But chili jam! Oh Yes!!!

    Premier Icon Barney_McGrew
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    Another thing to try if you like your interesting flavour combinations is a pineapple and chili sorbet with foie gras. A nice starter.
    It probably shouldn’t really work but is very nice indeed!

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