Monday, July 27, 2009
Bread and Chocolate Bar
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.