A few years ago, my sister and Con went to a Chocolate exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston. She brought home the most amazing chocolate bar ever: Red Fire Bar
Mexican ancho & chipotle chillies + Ceylon cinnamon + dark chocolate, 55% cacao"
mmmmmmmm... It is a crisp, smooth dark chocolate bar. I would place a square on my tongue and it would slowly melt to leave a nice spicy fire in its chocolaty wake.
Their web site lists the inspiration"Originally, cocoa beans were crushed and mixed with vanilla, cornmeal and chillies in a frothed drink. When Spanish conquistadors brought the beans back to Spain, new recipes were created by removing the spices and adding sugar, and mainstream chocolate consumption was born. Vosges takes chocolate back to its roots with the Red Fire bar, blending dark chocolate with ancho and chipotle chili peppers and Ceylon cinnamon. "
At $7.50 a bar, and it not being located at a lot of stores, we were ever on the search for a cheaper and more attainable version.
Most were god awful.
I was in Walgreens the other night and saw that Lindt has a version. The Excellence Chili Bar
is a decent replica. It is not nearly as spicy, but it is delicious.
It is also easier to find and under $3.00. While I would like a Vosges bar, this one will do in a pinch.
Also, as I see bibliovixen
recently found, I think a lot of you would like Vosges' Bacon Bar
Although, for obvious reasons, that sounds absolutely disgusting to me.