Ooh another Vosges chocolate bar, this time instead of it featuring their milk chocolate it was time to sample some of their darker bars, this one, known as Red Fire, consisted of 55% cacao with Mexican Ancho & Chipotle Chillies + Ceylon Cinnamon.
This bar certainly didn't sound as "out there" as their Mo' Bacon Bar, it's a well known fact that chocolate and chilli just work together, they're like peanut butter & jelly, the two just blend wonderfully, so I was really looking forward to our Vosges presented their version.
Like the Mo' Bacon Bar the Red Fire Bar is presented wonderfully, with an exterior card packaging detailing not only about the bar but also how and what to expect of tasting; inside the bar is kept foil fresh and each square is uniquely designed with Vosges' logos, I was hoping for good things.
To say I got "good things" from this bar would be a bit of an understatement, I loved it! On my chocolate adventures so far I would have to say that this has been the best chocolate chilli combo I've tried so far; the dark chocolate, being a lower cacao percentage was very mellow with a slight sweet edge with the cinnamon & chilli being allowed to take centre stage with the chocolate providing a sweeter dark chocolate contrasting background flavour.
The chocolate had a very smooth easy melt and although it wasn't particularly powerful in terms of the texture it offered in the mouth the flavour experience certainly was, with the intensity of the heat of the chilli building quite dramatically throguhout the melt leaving you with a warming intense sweet chilli flavour in the mouth, yum!
For anyone who loves chocolate & chilli they must try this bar as the flavour is amazingingly sweet, deepy yet spicy all at the same time and although the texture of the bar, having a slight grittiness due to presence of cinnamon and the melt taking a bit of time to get going it still went down an absolute treat!
Taste - 8.4/10 - The nicest chilli chocolate combo I've tried so far, an absolute pleasure to eat!
Texture - 7.3/10 - The melt of the chocolate wasn't the best I've had and the texture was slightly gritty but it certainly wasn't bad at all.
Apperance - 7.4/10 - Like the way Vosges present their bars, gives a very classy feel.
Price - 6.9/10 - This bar is priced at $7.50, which in America I guess is average priced, but with the exchange rate at the minute it's pretty good on our side!
Overall - 7.5/10 - Fofr all you chocolate chilli lovers out there you've got to try this bar!
To take a look at Vosges' range you can view their website at www.vosgeschocolate.com