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Quirky Chocolate Bars: Exploring Odd Flavor Combinations



Forrest Gump’s mom famously said: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” One thing I know for sure, that in a box of chocolates, as in life, you’re probably going to get a few pieces that you’re not particularly fond of. This is especially true in the world of unconventional, sometimes quirky chocolate bars.

From childhood, we often encounter a few chocolates that didn’t quite hit the mark. For me, it was always the chocolate covered cherries that I just couldn’t bring myself to eat. Something about the slimy goo inside, with a preserved, sugar syrup-soaked cherry reminded me what it might be like to eat someone’s eyeball. It certainly tasted better, but it just kind of grossed me out! Cherries were fine by themselves, and so was chocolate, but together? It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Sometimes though, we find an odd flavor combination that not everyone loves, but for some reason it really ignites our tastebuds with the exciting essence of something brand new. Our exploration of odd food combinations can bring us on a journey of exploration, finding new unconventional chocolate bars that challenge our expectations and expand our collective palates.

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Plenty of flavor combinations are taken for granted these days. A long time ago, chefs and confectionary brands experimented with food pairings that would’ve seemed odd centuries ago, but today are commonplace. These include sea salt and caramel, strawberries and cream, coconut and pineapple, heck, even peanut butter and chocolate was once considered a weird flavor combination that no one expected to be so delicious!

While some modern-day experiments are just plain wrong, (we’re looking at you Tayto Milk Chocolate Bar with Cheese & Onion Crisps), others offer a surprising delectableness that will leave your tastebuds saying “WOW!” So, let’s dive in and explore some of these surprising and adventurous flavors!

Odd Flavor Combinations in Modern Chocolate Bars

Chocolove Chilies & Cherries Dark Chocolate Bar

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Remember how I mentioned my dislike for chocolate covered cherries? It turns out that maybe it was just the slimy goo inside that got to me. As it turns out, cherries are actually quite delicious in a dark chocolate bar, especially when a little heat from ancho and chipotle chilis are involved! Chocolove's Chilies & Cherries in Dark Chocolate bar is a tantalizing blend of 55% cocoa dark chocolate, Ancho and Chipotle chilies, and dried cherries.

This semisweet chocolate offers a creamy and smooth texture with just the right hint of heat from the chilies. The combination of spicy chilies and sweet cherries creates a unique flavor journey that begins with a kick of chili and transitions into the deep sweetness of cherry. As the bar melts away, it leaves behind a pleasantly warm, spicy finish that will keep you coming back for more. Maybe I’ll start experimenting with putting hot sauce on all my chocolate bars from now on!

Toxic Waste Slime Licker Chocolate Bars

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For fans of sour candy and chocolate, these Toxic Waste Slime Licker Chocolate Bars are a truly unique innovation in the chocolate category. Available in Strawberry and Blue Razz flavors, these bars combine smooth, velvety milk chocolate with a zesty and fruity sour-filled center.

The surprising burst of tangy strawberry or blue raspberry sour filling offers a thrilling contrast to the rich chocolate exterior, making every bite a bold and exciting journey for your taste buds. These are perfect for candy lovers who crave unique and daring flavor combinations!

Chocolate with Popping Candy

The world of flavor and texture gets even more exciting with chocolate bars infused with popping candy! These unique treats offer a delightful combination of smooth chocolate and effervescent popping candy for a spectacular adventure with every bite!

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First, we have Moodibars' Starstruck milk chocolate bar. This high-quality milk chocolate is infused with popping candy, adding an exhilarating touch of crackling fun to your sweet indulgence that will really elevate your mood!

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Second, there’s the electric Chuao Chocolatier's Firecracker bar. This artisanal chocolate bar is a fusion of silky dark chocolate, a dash of chipotle, and a sprinkling of sea salt that creates its signature shimmering sizzle. Then, the popping candy explodes in your mouth for the ultimate surprise. This isn’t just an ordinary dark chocolate bar, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

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And last, but not least, Hammond’s Soda Pop! Chocolate Bar features fizzy cola Pop Rocks combined with smooth, cola-flavored milk chocolate for a sweet and fizzy sensation that’s legitimately unlike anything else. This bar will be a huge hit with kids and adults alike, as it combines the complimentary worlds of candy and soda pop for something that really feels and tastes good!

All of these chocolate bars with popping candy provide a playful, unexpected taste adventure that will delight your senses and bring some of the magic of science into your snacking experience!

Potato Chips & Chocolate

Talk about the ultimate in sweet and salty flavor combinations! Potato chips add a little bit of crunch to snack time, and we just love any instance where sweet and salty join forces to offer you everything you’re looking for during a snack craving.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups takes their sweet and salty flavor to a whole new level with the introduction of crunchy potato chips inside. The result is a satisfying crunch that perfectly complements the soft, smooth natural peanut butter and chocolate combination. This innovative treat offers a savory twist on a classic favorite.

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Chuao Chocolatier's Potato Chip Milk Chocolate Bar is the perfect harmony of creamy milk chocolate and crispy, kettle-cooked potato chips with a hint of sea salt. This bar is an indulgent treat that perfectly balances the two beloved flavors in a way only the experts at Chuao can deliver!

At Redstone Foods, we also carry Asher’s chocolate-covered potato chips, and milk chocolate potato chip clusters in our bulk candy lineup. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet and salty fix, we’ve got you covered!

Bacon & Chocolate

Mixing the savory taste of a high protein snack like bacon, with chocolate might not have crossed your mind before, but more than a few confectioners have experimented with it, resulting in some phenomenal flavor combinations! Redstone Foods carries a few bacon and chocolate options, each offering their own sweet spin on the meat snacks industry!

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Oinks Chocolate-Dipped Bacon offers applewood-smoked bacon dipped in decadent dark chocolate and then drizzled with creamy white chocolate. The combination of smoky bacon with smooth chocolate creates a treat that's perfect for bacon lovers, and chocolate lovers, which pretty much covers everyone on the planet Earth!

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Hammond's Pigs & Taters offers a uniquely delightful fusion of bacon-flavored bits, potato chips, and smooth milk chocolate. This bar is so good, it’ll have you thinking about eating breakfast all day!

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Chuao Chocolatier's Baconluxious Milk Chocolate Bar is perhaps the pinnacle of bacon-chocolate luxury. In this artisanal chocolate bar, creamy milk chocolate is paired with crispy plant-based bacon bits, a splash of maple syrup, and a hint of bonfire smoked sea salt. This indulgent bar is sure to leave your taste buds wanting more, more, more!

We hope you have enjoyed our look at quirky chocolate bars and some of the odd flavor combinations that help redefine what a candy bar can be! At Redstone Foods, our commitment to providing an unmatched customer service experience and a diverse product selection sets us apart as your go-to source for all things candy and snacks.

As a family-owned and operated business, we take tremendous pride in offering a personalized touch for our valued customers while maintaining a comprehensive inventory that caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Our goal is to make your shopping experience as delightful as our confections, ensuring your shelves are always stocked with the hottest new and exciting flavors!

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