Dunk It or Dump It?: Chocolate & Shrimp

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Today’s what I like to call, “Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?” It just so happens that this Wednesday coincides with National Shrimp Day…which got me thinking. Can you pair Shrimp with Chocolate

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If you’re anything like me, you have some serious doubts about this duo. But, before you give it a solid no, check out these recipes. You just might change your mind. Maybe.

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Gamberi al Cioccolato: Shrimp with Chocolate

Recipe here by Cooking Channel TV

 

 

Prawns with Chocolate Sauce

Recipe here by Wholey Mackerel 


Shrimp and Chocolate Tortilla Soup

Recipe here by Paula Deen

So, fellow chocolate enthusiasts, are you brave enough to dive into Shrimp and Chocolate?

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Dunk it, or Dump it?

 

Please share in the comment section below.

 

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Dunk It or Dump It? Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

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Hello Chocolate Afficianados!

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It’s time for WOULD-YOU-EAT-IT-WEDNESDAY?

 

The objective is simple. I bring an ingredient to the tasting table, and you decide if it’s compatible with chocolate.


Today’s ingredient…
 
Potato Chips!

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It certainly fits nicely into that salty & sweet category.

Photo by Chuao Chocolatier

 

If this sounds like a winning combination, you may want to try out these recipes. 


Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Blondies

Recipe here by I am Baker

Chocolate Tart with Potato Kettle Chip Crust

Recipe here by What’s Gaby Cooking

Potato Chip Caramel Popcorn 

Recipe here by Like Mother Like Daughter 


Time to vote!

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Should Potato Chips be dipped in chocolate?

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Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below!

Dunk It or Dump It? Chocolate Covered Garlic

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We’ve made it to the middle of the work week, which means it’s time for-

Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?

Every week, I go on the hunt for unexpected chocolate pairings and bring my findings back to you. Your job, is to determine whether the food item is chocolate-compatible.

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This week’s inspiration…GARLICphoto 

 


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Chocolate Covered Garlic

Recipe here by Healthy Holistic Living


Not convinced?

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Perhaps it would be less intimidating in a recipe…


Toast with Olive Oil, Chocolate, and Black Garlic

Recipe here Earthy Delights

Chocolate Garlic Gelato

Recipe here by Salty Seattle

Chocolate Garlic Brittle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe here by Gilded Fork

What’s the verdict?

Are you willing to give Chocolate with Garlic a try?

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Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below!

Dunk It or Dump It? Chocolate and Hot Dogs

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It’s my favorite post of the week. The time when I get to hear the opinions of my fellow foodies. The day I like to call Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?

Each week we assess an unusual, and sometimes weird, chocolate combination. This week we’re veering on the weird side of the spectrum. 


Hot Dogs!

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No, that wasn’t a typo. We’re talking about chocolate and hot dogs! Here is where the inspiration for this pairing came from. (Truly, I don’t make this stuff up.)

 

This restaurant hot dog, rooted in Massachusetts, is topped with hot fudge, marshmallow creme, and melted peanut butter.

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Chocolate Hot Dog Éclair 

This hot dog, a Canadian fair offering, is served on a Chocolate Eclair, and topped with whipped cream.

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I have a feeling this one might be a hard sell. But, with chocolate covered bacon trending these days, perhaps there’s an audience for it? I’ll let you be the judge.

 

What’s the verdict, should Hot Dogs be paired with chocolate?

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Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below.

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You can vote on previous Chocolate Pairings here.

(*Gifs courtesy of giphy.)

Dunk It or Dump It?: Chocolate with Avocado

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The holiday hustle bustle has come and gone, and I’m finally getting back into the blogging groove. This month we’re bringing back one of my favorite post topics…


It’s the game where I bring an unlikely chocolate pair to the table for your consideration. And you, my trusted chocolate critics, vote your opinion. This week’s spotlighted ingredient isn’t so odd for some. But, for others like myself, it may take some convincing.

I’ll be honest, when it comes to my chocolate, I’m a purist. Meaning, I’m not big on unconventional ingredients. I hear the gasps. As much as I keep an open mind, I just can’t do it. And this doesn’t just go for healthy options. I don’t like to see words like sour cream or mayonnaise on my ingredient list either. You can tell me the benefits of the product until I’m blue in the face, but if I know that something weird is in there, I’m not going to eat it.

 

Which brings me to this week’s Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday pairing…

Chocolate and Avocado 

Image by Chamomile Roots


Now, I’m certainly not snubbing anyone who eats the combination. In fact I’m a huge avocado and guacamole fan myself.

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And the avocado certainly has nutritional perks, showing up in healthier versions of everything from cakes to mousse.

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So now I bring the question to you, my fellow chocolate enthusiasts. Where do you stand on this alternative ingredient? Am I the only stubborn one resisting non-traditional ingredients? Is this the best thing since sliced bread (that preferably has been transformed into a lovely chocolate bread pudding)? If so, someone may have to trick me into trying it!

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For those of you already absorbing the health benefits of the dynamic duo, here are some recipes worth trying!


Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Recipe here by Hearthstrong 


Vegan Avocado Chocolate Cake

Recipe here by Joy the Baker


So chocoholics, what’s the verdict?

Would you eat Chocolate with Avocados?

 

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Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below!

*Gifs by giphy


Dunk It or Dump It?: Chocolate Covered Green Olives

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Hello Chocolate Enthusiasts!


We’ve made it to the middle of the work week, which means it’s time for-

Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?


Every week, I go on the hunt for unexpected chocolate pairings and bring my findings back to you. Your job, is to determine whether the food item is Dunk-Worthy.


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gif by giphy


This week’s inspiration…Green Olives

And after a dunk in a pool of chocolate, they would look something like this. 

Chocolate Covered Green Olives photo

 

Not convinced?


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What if we take things a step further?

It’s the end of summer, but if things aren’t hot enough for you…

Some believe that chocolate & olives have the ability to heat up the romance.❤️

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Don’t take my word for it. If you’re an adventurous foodie, you may want to try this one out.

Olive and Chocolate Aphrodisiac Love Bombs

Recipe here by Cupcake Project

 

So, my trusted chocolate aficionados, what’s the verdict?

Would you eat Chocolate Dipped Olives?

 

Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in the comment section below!


 

You can vote on previous chocolate pairings here:

Chocolate Covered Onions

Chocolate Fried Chicken

French Fries with Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Covered Pickles

Chocolate Covered Sundried Tomatoes


 

Dump It or Dunk It?: Chocolate Covered Sundried Tomatoes

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It’s that time of week. 

Time to play…


Would-You-Eat-It-Wednesday?


 

Every week I search for unique, out of the ordinary, chocolate combinations. Your job, my trusted Chocolate Enthusiasts, is to decide if the chocolate pairing has potential for the palate, or if should it go straight to the trash can.

 

Now, for this week’s contestant…


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Gif by Giphy


Tomatoes…more specifically,

Sundried Tomatoes.


So, the question of the day is…

Would you eat Sundried Tomatoes dipped in Chocolate?

Dunk It or Dump It?

Please vote in comment section below!

 

You can vote on previous chocolate pairings here:

Chocolate Covered Onions

Chocolate Fried Chicken

French Fries with Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Covered Pickles