Friday, 8 February 2013

So Many Types of Wrong


I can't describe to you just how wrong this stuff is
who on earth decided to add Tabasco sauce and chocolate together
I can totally get the pairing of red wine and chocolate
after all who hasn't sat around with a bottle glass of red and a box of chocolates
and thought life would be easier if they were just put them together
so you would have a spare hand for the remote


And it's not like I have anything against flavoured chocolate in general
orange infused chocolate is glorious
and tea infused truffles from T2 are the stuff of dreams
but Tabasco and chocolate should never be paired
I can't even begin to describe how this stuff tastes
it is eye scrunching, head shaking, I need a drink to wash away the taste wrong
but of course Phantom Steve loves the stuff
she is one sick child...


Phantom has loved Tabasco sauce since she was really young
and while I quite like it, I certainly don't love it like she does
and on spotting this chocolate abomination she had to try it
and unlike many weird and wonderful food stuffs she has tried
she actually loves it, so much so I was sent to buy more this morning!!!

I honestly thought I would never meet a chocolate that I wouldn't love
I thought chocolate was like your children
in that even when you don't like them that much
you still love them and will always welcome them if times are tough
Chocolate was my friend... it had never let me down
but no... this chocolate will never be forgiven for shaking my faith like this


So I am painting this as a warning to those of you out there who love chocolate like I do
and need that relationship to be the one pure thing in your life
and while you might be one sick puppy like dear Phantom and love the stuff
there is a bloody good chance that it won't be for you
so approach with caution people...xx

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55 comments:

Fallingladies said...

I have to admit, chili chocolate is my favorite dark chocolate! I tried it after watching the movie Chocolat with johnny depp where she puts chili powder in her hot cocoa, and i looove it! Of course it may have been Johnny Depp that i loved, i forget!

The pineapple in Your last post was incredibly tasting looking, by the way!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

what a vile combo. thanks for the warning! such a waste of good chocolate xx

Faye said...

Love the pineapple, Tracey. Looks good enough to eat right off the paper. Also, the Tabasco chocolate just doesn't seem like a great idea. The flavor combo would not sit well with me. but your painting is great.

Jennifer McLean said...

Hmmm, this is a tough one for me. I like Tabasco and I looove chocolate. Hmmm. I'm gonna take your word for this stuff being disgusting. Hehehe. Great painting though. (now, if only it didn't make me want to go buy it!)

Michellem said...

Hee hee - just read this post out loud to my husband. I particularly enjoy the part about chocolate being like your children - good stuff!

Ginny said...

I love chocolate but not Tabasco. Thanks for the warning. I might have bought the wrong thing. Your illustrations are wonderful as usual.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Cool watercolors as usual. I haven't had the Tabasco sauce with Chocolate, but Cajuns are not the first to combine spicy and hot. There is a traditional Mexican cuisine sauce called mole which combines red peppers, Chocolate, and other ingredients. It is quite tasty over chicken, and it is usually served during special occasions. My grandmother used to make it from scratch, but it is now available in a jar. I mentioned it in my post this week.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I will totally admit that I do like chocolate with a little heat - like a chilli chocolate - Chocolate Monkey tea from The Art of Tea is really yummy in my mind. yet, I do have to say I'm a wee aprehensive about tabasco chocolate. So I think I will heed your warning and steer clear - even given Phantom's thumbs up.

Lynn Cohen said...

You're kidding of course!
No way! Nooooo wayyyyy!

Terrific drawings, however per usual! And thanks for continuous smiles!

Sharon Evans said...

Love your drawings, I love chocolate, I love tabasco, the two together, no way! Sometimes I wonder whether you are pulling our chains with your posts, keep it up!

Ayala Art said...

The art as always, beautiful and whimsical... the mix? not so much hahaha You'll never catch me having chocolate with Tabasco, or Tabasco alone, anyway ;o)

Anne Manda said...

Lol overlined bottle and spare hand for the remote!!!:-D Like other commenters, I love chili chocolate, but tabasco chocolate - hey, I try anything once, but I haven't seen it hereabouts... Looks yummy in your great drawing!

Catherine Constance said...

Lol, I haven't tasted it but the thought just makes my taste buds go, yuck, pluuuth, grrr,ahhhh, brrrr, big ICK. oh and body shiver. You should have got yourself some salted butter caramel chocolate slab to make the whole thing better. I've got mine, no I'm not sharing... :) x

Ilona said...

Lovely post! ;-)
I can't stand it either, the chili flavored or tabasco or whatever they put into chocolate nowadays.

But your illustrations are fantastic!

Happy PPF

Ilona x

Alicia C said...

wow wow wow.... reminds me of the time I encountered Bacon Chocolate at the local whole foods --- it was expensive but I was all set to try it- just not quite brave enough! I've thought about it wistfully ever since, though, how I never let myself try Bacon Chocolate ... if nothing else, even if it did nothing for you, I applaud you for daring to try it! who knows, if you hadn't, you might be waking up like me, years hence, wondering 'what if......?'

kristin maynes said...

I'm a chocolate lover but I will NEVER eat that! Gross! Super paintings!! Happy PPF!

Nic McLean said...

beautiful illustration of a truly disgusting concoction! it just sounds vile. is it sweet with a kick or spicy burny with a chocolatey aftertaste? do you use it like chocolate sauce on ice cream or pour it liberally over a chilli con carne?!

Jez said...

Lovely painting, and the red is just as zingy as tabasco. Liked seeing the different stages.
I suppose the next stage is tabasco and chocolate ice cream.

craftattack said...

There's something similar here, but I haven't tried it! Great drawings, Valerie

WrightStuff said...

I tried some wasabi chocolate the other day - too weird! I think you can add that to the list of abominable combinations. Chilli dark chocolate on the other hand is very tasty indeed, as is the same with a touch of sea salt (you may gather I am becoming a touch of a connoisseur on this subject...

I have actually managed the demon brown stuff for a couple of days now though - having got an eruption of acne all over my chin :( I am drinking lots of water and eating plenty of veg to try and cleanse from the inside out!

Gorgeous artwork as always my friend :)

missy k said...

Great sketch and warning!!!!

Woody is a huge fan of tabasco (the extra hot one!) not seen this on our supermarket shelves yet! If I do I think I will leave it there!!!!

Have a great weekend

Karen x

denthe said...

OMG! What a combination! I shudder just thinking of it. Thnx for the warning but I don't hink I need it. Never in a million years would I buy this....

soulbrush said...

OMG I actually shuddered when I read this. Luckily not everyone likes the same things. Ugh. Happy PPF nevertheless. ha ha.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Ok I admit I love dark chocolate with chile peppers and probably to your horror I also make a chipotle fudge that may people clamor for. I've always liked the juxtaposition of sweet and hot and also sweet and salty. So I get this one although I'm not a Tabasco fan per se so I haven't had this one. Personal taste is a wonderful thing, I'm always fascinated by what people eat! Great illustration as always I am in awe of your talent and your fabulous writing, Happy PPF

Beverley Baird said...

I can't imagine, let alone try, this combionation!
Love your painting though!

Sandra Busby said...

Ugh! All manner of wrong and utter yuckness!!! (not the painting of course - but the chocolate!)
Who dreams up these cocktails! Chocolate in my view is at it's best all on it's yummy, mouth-wateringly own!
But - I do love the painting :0)

Stephanie Corder said...
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Stephanie Corder said...

WOW, chocolate and Tabasco? Really? Two of my favorite things, but like you, I can't imagine enjoying them together!
So, I think I'll just enjoy your sweeeet painting (with a glass of red, perhaps?) instead!
Beautiful works as always and as ALWAYS, thanks for the smile!
xx
Stephanie

Dianne said...

I agree with you...wrong in so many ways. But very much enjoyed your painting and warning---and that pineapple is lovely too! HPPF!

Jessica Sporn said...

Love your illustration and cautionary tale! I would never think to mix those two either!

Gloria in CA said...

I love a hint of Cayenne pepper in my chocolate. It kicks in the endorphins. This goes way back. In Tobasco Sauce though, I don't think so. Great drawings as always. Thanks.:)

Netty said...

Thanks for the warning Trace. Such a waste of good chocolate. Loving your terrific sketches and for the good read. Happy PPF, Annette x

Carol L McKenna said...

Lovely sketches ~ happy weekend to you ~

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor)
visiting from PPF

Diana Evans said...

oh so in love with hot stuff!!!!! as always my sweet friend....you have created magic!!! I so love your style and your homage to food and wonderful treats!!!!

EVA said...

Wonderful sketch! I have bought dark chocolate with chili peppers and really enjoy it! - though the best so far is dark chocolate with pop rocks (popping candy) truly awesome! but hard to find.

Linda said...

wonderful sketches!!! I immediately giggled because my first thought was "Oh I'd def. try this-I happen to love red chili dark chocolate-but when I pass a bottle of chocolate red wine at the store -I just can't" :):)
Happy PPF!

aimee said...

with you 100%! that looks like a suspicious combination. at least you got a great drawing out of it!

Terri Morse said...

I've always subscribed to the notion, "To each their own," but that is the most vile desecration of my "drug of choice" that I have ever seen :) That might well cure me of my addiction! Not to mention, I would need a gallon of antacid to put out the flames! Thanks for the smiles. Other than being grossed out, I hope you are well. -Terri

Anns Art said...

Now that is one weird combo! Your painting is well worth seeing though, so perhaps it isn't such a bad combo after all, lol.

Adrienne Rose said...

Goodness, that sounds awful. Husband had tried a chocolate dipped habanero pepper at one of the candy places here that sell the chocolate dipped strawberries on a stick... He said it was terrible. LOL.

I am not a huge fan of tabasco, I don't usually add too many things to my food. Husband uses it in his cooking a lot, I just tell him not to let me know. lol

Gina Sismilich said...

Great painting - yuck on the tabasco chocolate! I probably like tabasco better than I like chocolate (except for ice cream and pudding) but that is a disgusting combo. However - I could see a teen thinking it was great - maybe just because it's so weird. But I know phantom steve does not like all weird foods - so I guess it just tastes good to her. I'll pass - HPPF

Christine said...

lovely painting anyway. I like to learn about interesting new food products, and this one certainly is! Good to know that some like it and some don't, I must admit I'm not in a hurry to try this one either!

Theresa Plas said...

T - Try Cincinnati Chili! Enough said other than I always love your paintings:) Best to you on this Friday eve!

Kristin Dudish said...

I bet this chocolate would incinerate the "gremlins", though... No time to think negative thoughts when you're so busy thinking about how to remove the taste! Ha!

xo
Kristin

Serena Lewis said...

Awesome sketch!

I've heard of chilli infused chocolate but I can't recall ever trying it. Tabasco, I guess, would be another form of chilli so those who love chilli chocolate may like that too. I'm more a plain dark, or fruit and nut type of gal...don't mind Cadbury Turkish Delight either. LOVE Ferrero Rocher but alas, can't touch them any more as I'm transitioning to vegan.

Sabina said...

I am definitely opposed to chocolate and tobasco. And chocolate and bacon too. How the heck did that ever manage to become a "thing"? Love your depiction of the two together though!

Carolyn Dube said...

I can't handle Tobasco sauce on anything-can't even imagine it with chocolate!

Kat Sloma said...

My guess on this is that it's a variation on a traditional spicy chocolate from Sicily, where they blend spicy peppers into the chocolate. While in general I'm with you on lovely dark chocolate, maybe with orange or raspberry, it was an interesting, not awful, blend of flavors. I'm not sure Tabasco would be the same! Lovely painting! Happy PPF.

Joni Nickrent said...

I AGREE! Love the sketch and thanks for the warning! :)

Elisa said...

love this fun post! I have never tasted Tabasco...and wonder how it tastes but I believe it's not good for pairing with chocolates because these yummies are meant to be eaten alone! :):)

Giggles said...

Agreed one hundred percent!!! OMG the nature goddess in our group, one who brings minimal to a party food wise, is an out doors woman hiker, biker, looks fourty at sixty, nutrition minded friend brought us all a bar with Chili and chocolate combo ...oh yes she did...Tabasco bars cousin came to my house during Christmas...even dear old eat any kind of, the darker the better chocolate Beardo found it appalling!! Who thinks these things up.....I think we put it in the freezer...I may just try it in a gravy...otherwise it's destined for the garbage!!!

Wonderful sketch....terrible food source....yuck....

Hugs Giggles

wednesday said...

Gotta side with Phantom on this one, hot pepper and chocolate is one terrific combination. A while back I had habanero sorbet and that was fabulous too.

Your rendering of the classic Tabasco label is perfect!

Piarom said...

Ah always fun to look at your wonderful scetches!! but ppfuuuh what a combination...I like ginger in my chocolate with some gojy berries....thats my favorite ;)

Silke said...

I just love your art! So full of energy!! But you are right, that is not a good combo - I'll stick to the chocolates I already know and love... And a glass of red wine doesn't hurt either! happy PPF!! xo, Silke

JKW said...

Do not like even the thought of Tabasco and Chocolate. Love the pictures, especially the pineapple. Blessings, Janet PPF