Monday, July 27, 2009

Bread and Chocolate Bar

Bread and Chocolate Bar
Theo Chocolate

When I was a kid, Krackle bars were among the Halloween haul that I was willing to share with my parents without dramatic protest. I'd eat them, of course, in a pinch, but I found them dry, mealy, and insipid.

Years later I woke up to the joys of mixing starches and chocolate. I'd eat good pain au chocolat when I could get them, or when I couldn't, improvised sandwiches of fresh baguette and dark chocolate bars.

Then came the Bread and Chocolate bar from Theo Chocolate's 3400 Phinney line: creamy organic 70% chocolate with crispy, crusty bread crumbs and a sprinkle of salt. If I thought anyone gave these as Halloween treats, I'd dust off my Dolly Madison costume.

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