When Unexpected Flavors Collide: 7 Unusual Chocolate Bar Flavors
Hey there, chocoholics and curious taste adventurers! International Chocolate Day is here, and we're about to embark on a cocoa-infused journey like no other. Sure, you've indulged in the classic milk chocolate bars and velvety dark chocolates, but have you ever wondered what happens when chocolate gets a little...weird?
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright eccentric as we explore some of the strangest chocolate flavors from around the world. From spicy/sweet wasabi to lavender infusions, these chocolates are far from your everyday cocoa fix. So, grab your chocolate-loving friends and prepare to be amazed (or maybe slightly puzzled) by the extraordinary world of unusual chocolate creations on this International Chocolate Day!
From Zotter Chocolate
Austrian chocolatiers Zotter have in the past been dubbed the world’s “Most Creative Chocolate Company”. Of all their unique concoctions, this fruity, savory-sweet cheese chocolate seems the most surprising out of their long list of creative chocolate bars.
The Cheese & Mango Chutney Chocolate Bar consists of: "A sweet cheese ganache made with soft cheese, homemade walnut praline and a dash of grappa, combined with a mango chutney layer created with Preda mangos, a spritz of lime juice and some Zotter Muscaris wine as well as a generous handful of spices. The whole thing is coated in delicious milk chocolate with a 60% cacao content." - via Zotter.
From Tirol in Japan
Combine pizza with almost anything and you'll end up with something tasty but shoving it inside of a cube of white chocolate just seems wrong on every level.
Whether you're a fan of keeping dinner and dessert in their separate realms or daring to blur the lines, this innovative pizza-flavored chocolate promises to merge two beloved culinary worlds, possibly leading to a mouthwatering fusion like no other, or an unappetizing combination.
From Alicja Confections
Chili and chocolate, but not how you know it.
Sushi lovers look out for this one - seriously spicy, but yet pleasantly tasty, wasabi chocolate is perfect for those who like a spicy sweet sensation, but with a little bit of an extra kick. Alicja Confections have combined wasabi with 54.4% dark chocolate, so if you like nose clearing spicy, you'll love this bar!
Cheese & Onion Crisps Chocolate
You might enjoy a bag of them with a drink, but what about with chocolate? Made by creative minds at the Irish potato chip manufacturer Tayto, this sweet and savory treat features a milk chocolate bar laced with cheese and onion flavored chunks.
Unfortunately, cheese and onion crisp lovers can no longer sample this genre of chocolate, as it is no longer being sold.
Nothing tops the strange chocolate charts like the decision to introduce fish into the equation. However, if you're a die-hard sushi lover, this one's for you.
A limited-edition run featured the sushi inspired chocolate flavors on sushi, sea urchin, and egg. Don't worry, the KitKats don't actually taste like fish and egg. Instead, they are flavored with raspberry, melon and mascarpone, and pumpkin pudding to mirror the colors you'd expect to find in sushi, ensuring there's nothing fishy about these products.
Whilst we wouldn't suggest you eat this every day for breakfast, it certainly does sound like a breakfast lovers' new favorite dessert!
A tantalizing candy bar that skillfully melds the rich, smoky essence of bacon with the comforting sweetness of maple syrup and the velvety smoothness of chocolate, delivering a breakfast-inspired indulgence like no other.
The ultimate chocolate bar to help you de-stress and unwind. Chocolatiers Seed and Bean use 72% dark chocolate to balance the aromas of French lavender oil.
Although this might sound like a floral mouthful, if you get the balance just right, lavender gives off a subtle fragrant and soothing flavor.