An explosion of saltiness, spiciness, and sweetness comes together to form an extravaganza of great flavors. The Smokehouse BBQ Potato Chips Dark Chocolate bar is made by Wild Ophelia, and it contains 70% cacao, which makes it a hardcore chocolate experience. Wild Ophelia is the sister company of Vosges Haut Chocolat, known for creating high quality, gourmet, out-of-the-box candy combinations sourced from worldwide ingredients. In contrast, Wild Ophelia's mission is to make their bars entirely from U.S. ingredients.
Combining salty and sweet tastes is not a new thing by any means. However, the addition of the barbeque flavor, something most Americans love, makes this a unique product. When you take a bite, at first you taste the smooth dark chocolate. Then when you start chewing, the crunchiness of the chips comes into play. Finally, the spice hits you when you swallow to give you the taste of BBQ. I find it to be a truly delicious product that can appeal to a variety of palates.
Now, I could be a bit biased when it comes to this product. It tends to appeal to men and teenagers, and in both cases, this would apply to me. I don't think that this means that it isn't a bar that women couldn't like as well, though. The goal of the product was to bridge the gap between men's and teenager's general tastes, between simple chocolate, i.e. a Hershey bar, and gourmet chocolate, like Vosges Haut Chocolat. I think it works well to appeal to its target audience.
Georgie Lou's has brought in six Wild Ophelia bars with each priced at $5.00. In addition to Smokehouse BBQ Potato Chips, we have Southern Hibiscus Peach, Sweet Cherry Pecan, New Orleans Chili, Beef Jerky, and Peanut Butter & Banana. If you're looking for a quirky chocolate give these a try.