Feb. 17th, 2009

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Part of being on LiveJournal is inevitably gaining a number of LJ buddies. Unfortunately, as time wears on, it's easy to forget where all of them came from. Post this in your journal and have your friends respond with how they recall first "meeting" you.

This is likely hard. I know there are quite a few of you that I cannot recall from where I picked you up.
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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 by Vosges.

"Red Fire: 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 [livejournal.com profile] bibliovixen recently found, I think a lot of you would like Vosges' Bacon Bar.

Although, for obvious reasons, that sounds absolutely disgusting to me.

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I am looking forward to reading my "Why I don't Wear Skirts" story tonight at Bootown's Adult Story Time.

I LOVE hearing other people's stories as well.


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