From time to time, I like to share some of the trends that I'm hearing about in the chocolate world. Here's a crazy one! We all know that there are many things that taste even better when dipped in chocolate: cherries, strawberries, pretzels, and bon bons to name a few. But what about tequila, cheese, and cauliflower? If that doesn't whet your palate, how about chocolate biscuits encrusted with chicken skin?
I'm not making this up, folks. The French Associated Press recently introduced me to a Belgian chocolate maker, Dominique Persoone, who calls himself a "Shock-o-latier". He is indeed shocking everyone with the creations he whips up in his Bruges-based workshop (the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium). Persoone has produced chocolates flavored with cauliflower, basil, dried tomato jam, black olives, Coca-Cola, and yes, chicken skin.
Although we call ourselves South 'n France Bon Bons, rest assured that we have no plans to offered fried chicken or pork rind bon bons anytime soon. For now, we'll stick to our classic flavor combinations like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Fudge Brownie, Pistachio, and Coconut. The only thing shocking about them is that they're shockingly delicious!