Making chili as a flavor for desserts isn’t an uncommon trend. In a region of the Philippines, Bicol, they even have an ice cream flavored “siling labuyo.” (Those are the small red chilis that are super hot.)
I tried the chili-chocolate and the first thing you taste is the chocolate. Nothing special. And then, just when you thought there was nothing to it, the hot chili kicks in.
I love spicy, hot food and have a high tolerance for chilis but I prefer my chocolates to be just that, sweet. I did find it interesting (and inspiring) though that at the back of the packet was this line:
By the Philippines, for the Philippines, of the Philippines
*Note: This chocolate is from an organic shop at the mall Podium. I also saw a similar product at the European shop, Mark & Spencers, if you’d like to try it.