We are normally all for trying different and unique flavor combinations. However, we may have to draw the line at pork, chocolate, and mustard.
The world of food is one that people are getting more and more creative with. There are even some flavor experiments that have been done that we once turned our noses up at, but are now just a part of everyday life. Do you remember the first time you heard of or tried salted caramel? How about chili infused chocolate?
That second one has been taken to another level by Danish chocolatiers Friss-Holm and restaurant John's Hotdog Deli. The collaboration of the company names alone should have piqued your curiosity, and perhaps get you a little worried. The Salon Du Chocolat is a gathering that takes place in Tokyo every year to celebrate all things chocolate, and this year it played host to the Chocodog.
The name of the innovative treat might very well have your mouth watering. Perhaps it is just sausage-shaped chocolate in a brioche bun. Sadly, it is not. The Chocodog combines a real pork sausage, some of Friss-Holm's chocolate, and it is topped off with chocolate chili sauce and cacao mustard. As we said, we are all for flavor fusions, but we are not so sure about this one.
Thankfully, a reporter from SoraNews24 has tried the concoction so that we don't have to. While all of the flavors involved are good ones (we never doubted that) the combination of them is apparently not necessarily a winning one. We can's say we are all that shocked. Every time you begin to enjoy the smooth taste of what we imagine is terrific chocolate, you are brought right back down to Earth by the biting heat of the chili.
If you have been frantically packing a bag while skimming this story so that you can hop on a flight to Tokyo and give the Chocodog a try, we have some bad news. The Salon Du Chocolat ends on Tuesday, January 29, so unless you are extremely nearby then you have likely missed your chance. However, as touched upon above, the two companies responsible for the sweet meat treat are from Denmark, so maybe head there if you really want to seek it out.