I suppose if you were to ask my friends and acquaintances to name one thing about me, many of them would tell you that I do quite like my food. I enjoy cooking almost as much as I enjoy eating, and consequently I’m always keen to try new flavours.
I’ve been aware of Mole sauce for some time, but I’ve always baulked at the idea of preparing it, mainly because it requires a stack of ingredients, takes a long time to get right, and is very easy to bugger up. Imagine then my delight when I clocked this jar among the rack of dips at my local Sainsbury’s. Yes folks, if you’re keen to get as much chocolate in your diet as you can, you can now dip your nachos, tortillas and crudities in a spicy sauce with chocolate. They’ve even used Mexican chocolate for an authentic flavour.
Of course there are other ingredients as well – tomatoes (naturally) spices (of course) and haricot beans for texture, but believe it or not the chocolate flavour does actually come through as a finishing note. It’s very subtle, a little bittersweet, but definitely there. The initial tastes are spicy tomato with chipotle and jalapeno making a fiery mixture, then as the fire dies away the dark chocolate comes through as an interesting (if somewhat bizarre at first) finishing note.
The label informs me that this is another limited edition, so I guess I may have to attempt my own mole sauce at some point after all, but for now, I’m enjoying this dip a lot. Give it a go if you like your chocolate spicy!