Had a bad day? Getting tensed for an upcoming Interview? Got Dumped? Not in a mood to have meal? Got a scolding from Boss? Need a break? For all your grumbles you have got one answer: lots of exotic Chocolates.
Some might rate books and dog as best friend, I have got different view, I back chocolate to be the one. It can turn you on in seconds and is not so difficult to find in shops next door. But do you know that chocolate is originally bitter in taste and is made from a fruit called a pod that grows on the cacao tree. To make one ounce of milk chocolate, you need 4 cocoa beans, and an ounce of dark chocolate requires 12 beans. Chocolate doesn’t come with a taste alone, it has got health benefits as well. It is rich in phenolics, in fact, these chemicals help lower the risk of heart disease and prevent clot-like substances from clogging arteries.
Dark chocolate is rich in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. ORAC is a method of evaluating antioxidant capacity, which has been applied to vegetables, spices, fruits and berries. High antioxidant capacity is directly proportional to the free-radical theory of aging – meaning foods high in ORAC help counter the effects of aging due to free-radicals. In every 100g of dark chocolate there are 13,120 ORAC, compared to 5938 in one cup of strawberries or 13,427 in a cup of blueberries
All those healthy facts and figures might incline you to the chocolates but do you know how many varieties of chocolates exist. How much you need to shell out while going for this exotic chocolate. Let us make you aware of the costliest and most exotic chocolates in the world
10. Smoke & Stout Caramel Bar
You crave for chocolate and you have a strong affinity for beer , imagine what would happen when you find a beer-flavoured exotic chocolates bar. Yeah exactly – and Vosges accomplished it with their smoke & stout caramel bar. A dark chocolate bar that is permeated with stout beer, smoked salt and burnt sugar caramel. You are bound to get love-drunk with this exotic chocolate. This exotic chocolate is altogether a class apart from the conventional chocolate bars
9. Lavender Truffles
Lavender is not just used as fragrance for your wardrobe, your car or soaps and body scents – it makes and exotic ingredient in culinary purposes also and when it comes to chocolates, its tinge can create unprecedented wonders. This exotic chocolate is made with regular dark chocolate truffles, and are infused with lavender and cardamom.
8. Chai Chocolate
What you call as Tea, South Asian Natives call it as “chai” and mostly in Indian subcontinent where the beverage sells everywhere as a normal drink. This exotic chocolate bar is more of a modification done to the conventional bars which we know. The US-based Dagoba Organic Chocolate’s Chai Chocolate Bar is made of touch of tea, crystallized ginger and common tea spices like star anise and cinnamon. This must try exotic chocolate is available online priced at $3.45 a bar.
7. Lemongrass with Peppercorn
It is basically a white chocolate ganache – quite prevalent chocolate variant across the world, but what makes this exotic chocolate bar inimitable is the infusion of some wild ingredients with different aroma. It contains lemongrass which brings in a trivial acidity, pink peppercorn and a hint of vodka for the additional punch.
6. Kaffir Lime Chocolate
Citrus hystrix, or kaffir lime, is a fruit native to Indochinese and Malaysian Eco regions and is used in South Asian cuisine. You can go steamy this summer with the unavoidable kaffir lime chocolate. This you can get online for $11, it is a dark chocolate bar with a centre of slushy caramel filled with fresh kaffir lime leaves. This exotic chocolate delicacy with hints of the acidic lime is not to be missed.
5. Pear Bonbon and Goat Cheese
Formerly called Chevere, this little elegant piece of exotic chocolate can create a hole in your pocket with a price more than $6, but trust me it has the worth. One of the swankiest of exotic chocolates, it is made by tangy goat cheese, Williams pears and crushed black pepper buttercream in dark chocolate. A perfect mate with glittering wine, this melts in your mouth with unimaginable feeling
4. Chocolate-Covered Insects
I personally don’t endorse this chocolate but I have heard and seen people craving for this exotic chocolate. For all those adventurous people who want to try something extra with chocolates can try this. Chocolate-covered insects are made by a whole lot of people – privately and even commercially. You can find and order any sort of insects, from grasshopper to cricket. The UK website Lazybone, is a perfect avenue to order a set of either giant ants or scorpions for around 5 pounds.
3. Red Fire Bar
This exotic chocolate comes with the perfect blend of Spicy, hotness and sweetness and it is Exoticism at the best. The another contribution from Vosges combines dark chocolate with Mexican ancho, chipotle chillies and Ceylon cinnamon. Trust me you would have never experienced this taste, it is chocolate bar with an explosion of tastes in your mouth.
2. Mo’s Bacon Bar
This Bacon Bar also comes from the house of Vosges, it bridges the gap between the two of the most favourite foods of the world – chocolate and bacon – in one delightful display of taste. The bars come in both Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate flavours. It comes with Alderwood smoked salt as ingredient, and Bacon Bar is Hickory smoked. It nearly costs $ 7 per bar which is quite big when you are talking of exotic chocolates
1. Black Pearl Bar
Here comes the star of our list of exotic chocolates, again from our familiar house .The Chicago chocolate giant Vosges Haut Chocolate comes with the interesting Black Pearl Bar. It is Priced at $7.50 per bar, and is made with some distinctly unorthodox ingredients that leave your palate tingling. It has got elements of ginger, wasabi and black sesame seeds. It is something which is not to be missed and heads the checklist when you visit the U.S city.