A New Zealand food chemist-turned-chocolatier says her salami-tinged chocolate treats are going over big, especially with dudes.
Candy maker Hanna Frederick created venison chocolate truffles that she served to 150 meat lovers at a New Zealand Meat Industry Association conference. The treats are made from a blend of dark chocolate and ground-up salty meat.
Shaped like mini sausages, the candies have a delicious salami aftertaste, Dr. Frederick says. Quoted in an article for The New Zealand Herald, Dr. Frederick said, â€˜There’s this smoky taste to start, then a strong chocolate flavor comes in, and at the end you have this wonderful taste of salami.â€™
Apparently the meaty chocolates went over better with the men than the women, who were â€˜quieterâ€™ in expressing approval, according to Dr. Frederick. “Women tend to love their chocolate more fruity, more feminine, and I guess meat doesn’t have that feel to it,” she said.
Dr. Frederick, a Hungarian-born food chemist who quit her day job to become a chocolatier, has developed other odd chocolates, including one injected with a potent Southeast Asian herb which is supposed to stimulate testosterone production in men.
Bet that one was a hit with the guys, too.
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