I am a big fan of chocolate. I think that is why I still have 10 pounds to lose! I also love spicy stuff (not too terribly spicy but with a good amount of kick!) So when I found Cowgirl Chocolates a.k.a. "Chocolates with a Cowgirl Kick" I was anxious to try them.
A Little Tidbit about how the company got started:
Marilyn Lysohir founded Cowgirl Chocolates in 1997. Her two favorite things in the world are art (she has a notable career as a ceramic sculptor) and chocolate. In fact her first job was working in a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania. Marilyn mingled some favorite memories with some new ideas to create an American original, Cowgirl Chocolates...chocolates with a spicy cowgirl kick. She was the pioneer, one of the first companies to offer spicy chocolates in the world.
Cowgirl Chocolates has won a total of 19 product awards and 2 packaging awards and is located in Moscow, Idaho USA. It has also been featured on the Food Network on “Unwrapped” and “Extreme Cuisine” and on CNBC “On the Money”. They have also been written up in the New York Times, InStyle, the Toronto Star among others.
I received the 1/3 lb. sampler pictured above. Note how cutely this is wrapped - I just loved how nicely this was put together it looked ready to give as a gift! It was hard, but I waited until my husband came home for lunch so he could try them too! The first one I tried was the Spicy Hazelnut Milk Chocolate - it was delicious. He thought it was rather spicy and I didn't really notice that much spice, maybe the hazelnut flavor took over for me! We also tried Double Dark Chocolate, Ivory Orange, Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate, Spicy Double Dark Chocolate, and Spicy Cappuccino. Also, a carmel which I am not sure if it was the Chipolte or Habenero! I loved them all, and usually I am not a fan of dark chocolate but all of these were delicious. The caramel was the spiciest for me and it was still delicious. My favorite though would have to be either the Hazelnut or Raspberry! Yum, yum, yum!
If you are looking for something new to try these are it (as long as you like chocolate!) These would make a wonderful Valentines day gift as well!
The Dirty Truth is these chocolates are wonderful! If you don't really like spice they have the mild ones which were wonderful, but I prefer the spicy ones. They have just the right amount of kick! They add a little flavor instead of just having plain jane chocolate, and they aren't spicy as in burn your tongue off - just a little delicious kick! I highly recommend these to anyone!
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