Chilli

Chilli and Chocolate is one of the most popular flavour combinations in chocolate today.

Done right, the heat the chilli provides can lift the chocolate flavour and enhance the chocolate, but the level of heat in chilli chocolates varies immensely, with many manufacturers tempted to make their products as hot as possible.

Shown below are Chocablog posts featuring chilli chocolate.

Chuao Chocolatier Firecracker

Dark chocolate with chilli & popping candy.

Fruition Chocolate Jalapeño Dusted Corn Nuts

An irresistible spicy, crunchy snack.

Madécasse Cinnamon & Sakay Chili

Madagascan chocolate with cinnamon & chilli.

James Chocolates Tasting Boxes

Salted Caramel and Chilli themed chocolate tasting boxes.

Zotter Easter Fire

Advocaat and chilli wrapped in bean to bar milk chocolate.

Paul A Young Valentine’s Chipotle Brownie

Made with chipotle chilli, muscovado and maldon salt.

Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Scotch Bonnet Chilli Chocolate

Levi Roots branded chilli chocolate.

Wild Ophelia New Orleans Chili

A spicy bar from Voges' Katrina Markoff.

Paul A. Young Selection

A new selection from one of our favourite chocolatiers.

Delicasey Selection (Part 2)

Another selection of chocolates from Sydney's Delicaseys.

M&S Smoked Paprika, Ancho Chilli & Dark Chocolate Popcorn

Gourmet popcorn from Marks & Spencer.

Moser Roth Mousse au Chocolat Sour Cherry-Chilli

85% dark chocolate with cherry & chilli from Aldi.

Woodhouse Chocolate Salty Savory Bars

A selection of dark chocolate bars flavoured with a myriad of herbs and spices.

Sarotti No. 1 Mexico Dark Chocolate Chilli

There was a time, not so very long ago, when the combination of dark chocolate and chilli was relatively new and exciting. Not any more though...

Poco Dolce Bittersweet Chocolate Tiles

Another offering from San Francisco's Poco Dolce.

James Chocolates Firecracker Egg

A 70% cocoa dark chocolate egg, but it’s James Firecracker chocolate, and therefore home to chilli, pepper, spice, and of course popping candy.

East India Company Dark Chocolate With Red Peppercorn

The East India Company is probably not be a name you associate with chocolate. In fact, it’s probably not a name you associate with anything much in the modern world.

Wei of Chocolate Wei Happy

I am pleased to say that I have finally found a chocolate maker in Phoenix. I discovered Wei of Chocolate at a farmer’s market, educating passers by about how to get the most nutrition-wise out of your chocolate. After sampling …

Jersey Devil Hot & Spicy

Jersey Devil Chocolates, being a new company, currently have a single product: a 54% dark chocolate bar with chipotle chili and cranberries that sells for $3.50. The premise is the Jersey Devil folklore of a flying, hoofed creature in New …

Seaton Fire Slightly Wild & Mild Chai

I recently received some samples from Seaton Fire Chocolates – who proclaim themselves Australia’s Favourite Chilli Chocolate (as voted by their customers). I have to admit that the marketing tag line does put me off a bit; but it also intrigues …

Sugah! Rocky Road & Chipotle Pistachio Clusters

When I first crossed paths with Sugah’s clusters, I was impressed by both the no nonsense approach to packaging (which I still love) and their ludicrous size – I could barely fit one in my mouth comfortably and believe me, …

Vosges Oaxaca Bar

I don’t know why this chocolate intimidated me. I’ve had chocolate/chili combinations several times; why should I be reluctant to try this one? Maybe its the picture of a chili pepper on the front, taking up almost half the space …

The Chocolate Tree Chilli Milk Chocolate

This week, I am in Edinburgh where a friend has tipped me off to the existence of The Chocolate Tree, a local place selling handcrafted certified organic chocolates. I grabbed a few of their interesting-looking bars to try. £5 …

Von Geusau Dark Chilli

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria is back with another offering from South Africa… This may be a flavour that has been done many times before, but what better yardstick to measure a chocolatier by than how well they do the classics, before …

Nestlé KitKat Little With Chilli

It’s Japan week on Chocablog! Why? Because we said so! Also, because the lovely people at J-List sent us a big box of chocolatey fun from Japan.. and because Simon has been acquiring more goodies from his growing circle of Japanese …

Hachez Cocoa D’Arriba 77% Mango & Chilli

I think it’s fair to say that over the past few years the Chocablog team have discovered just how varied chocolate makers’ products are, and between us we’ve sampled some quite unusual tasting chocolate. Of course, chilli and chocolate is …

Hotel Chocolat Chilli & Nibs Sweethearts

This deep red box contains four rows of seven chocolate hearts, each engraved with what would appear to be the, or possibly one of, Hotel Chocolat’s Valentines motif (of which more later, but on a much grander scale). This is the …

iMod Think Chocolate

I picked this pair of iPods… er… “iMods” up at Taste of Christmas last week. They’re made by a company called CioMod in Modica, Sicily, and sold in the UK by Sicily In London. Being a bit of an Apple fan, …

The Melange Chocolate : Orange & Chilli

This wafer thin sample came courtesy of Peckham based The Melange Chocolate Company (“Maylange Rodney, Maylange”). With winter fast approaching, a little dark chocolate with orange and chilli was quite appealing. As you can see, this sample was incredibly thin. I …

The Chocolate Cellar Chilli Selection

We have actually reviewed one of these bars before. I gave the dark chocolate with rose and chilli a very favourable review back at the start of 2008. The Chocolate Cellar are participants in Chocolate Week this year and sent us …

Montezuma’s Chilli & Lime Milk Chocolate

In keeping with my current philosophy of buying any and all chocolate in brightly coloured packaging, I picked this bar up in Waitrose, attracted by the bright green logo on the front. Long time Chocablog readers may remember we’ve looked at …

Bendicks Bittergingers, Bitteroranges & Bittermints

Wel this is interesting. This new range of ‘after dinner’ chocolates from Bendicks seem to be more than a superficial rebranding. Rather than just change the packaging a little, they’ve introduced this new “Bitter” range of dark chocolates with a …

Chocoholly Organic Dark Chocolate With Chilli & Coconut

Holly Caulfield is an artist based in Brighton, and apparently she was so moved by watching the movie Chocolat that she decided to become a chocolatier. A little over eighteen months ago Chocoholly was born and Holly began selling her …

Lindt Edelbitter Sauerkirsch-Chili

Oh woe is me! I weakened. I finally broke open this pack that I’ve been saving since late last year when we brought it back from the far side of the world. One of the few remaining chocolates left that we …

World Market Chili and Lime Dark Chocolate

Lime is one of the divine foods, on par with butter and honey. Naturally, then, I got excited over seeing this bar, even if chili chocolates are fast becoming common. Chili coupled with lime, though, I was hoping would have …

Klaus Noir Piment D’Espelette Pamplemousse

It’s been a short while since I tackled anything a bit wacky, and a quick rummage through the inbox unearthed this little gem – a French dark chocolate bar (51% cocoa) containing Espelette Chilli pepper and Grapefruit. I have already encountered …

Camaya Dark Slabs

These 60% dark chocolate slabs from Camaya are just two examples of what they’re producing for lovers of darker flavours. The ginger and orange slab comes studded with small wedges of candied orange and has the ginger element concealed in the …

Cocoa Loco Pleasure & Pain

This hot chilli bar comes to us from Scorchio.co.uk – an online retailer of all things chilli-related – and is made exclusively for them by Cocoa Loco. According to the packaging, it’s made with 0.3% Naga Jolokia chilli powder. That may …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Chilli

It’s quite common for readers to get in touch and suggest we review specific chocolates, but when two readers separately suggest the same chocolate with 24 hours of each other, then it’s probably time to give it a try. So at …

Newman’s Chilli Bites

Christmas was a pretty quiet affair this year, and I even asked that Santa not bother paying me a visit – I’m old enough now to have the things I need, and can afford the things I want when I …

Lindt Hot Papaya

Thanks to my mates Ashleigh and Marie – also new chocablog contributors – for bringing this little 150g treasure back to me after their overseas odyssey, the wonderful Lindt Hot Papaya. It is another of those tantalizing examples of what Lindt …

Stainer ‘Grand Cru’ Chilli

In amongst the exotically illustrated Stainer bars I received earlier this year were these two ‘Grand Cru’ bars – one with 75% cacao and a ‘medio’ chilli addition, and the other a 70% bar with Espelette chilli and pineapple. I decided …

Hotel Chocolat Chilli Penguins

Christmas is just around the corner and for me, that can only mean one thing. More weird and wonderful stuff from Hotel Chocolat. And what better way to start than these cleverly named “Chilli Penguins”. We have a bunch of stuff …

James Hot & Spicy Ginger & Chilli Chocolates

Here we have another John Lewis special. One of those things that comes in a pretty box but invariably ends up not being worth the money. But in this case, the box was particularly pretty and I’m a fan of …

Cocoa Farm Mango, Lime & Chilli

Cocoa Farm have been shyly lurking on our local South Australian Foodland supermarket shelves and decent ‘cellar door’ wineries (such as Penfolds, home of Grange) for a wee while now, but have not been launched or advertised with any fanfare …

Chocolate Cellar: Rose N Chilli Dark Chocolate

Another Christmas present! This time from Paola. First things first though. Paola mentioned she bought this bar from Little Green Men, an online chilli store, but also that she had extremely poor customer service from them. As such, I have to …

Conscious Chocolate – The Hot Stuff

As I have ten Conscious Chocolate bars to get through (I know, poor old me) I thought it might be fair to group them for ease of reviewing and to save space on the site. This first pair are the …

Lindt Creation 70% Chilli

Once again, I have found another Lindt bar to sample, and this one is perhaps the most unusual of their bars I have seen on general sale in the UK. Chilli and chocolate in itself is nothing too left field, …

Hotel Chocolat – The Purist

Christmas, a time for giving. If you’re reading this, you’d probably agree that it’s a time for giving chocolate, and a great opportunity to splash out a bit. Well, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Santa knew what I …