Imagine being the master chocolatier for the world’s largest prestige chocolate company. Management is always looking for something new and different.
You already have chocolate bars in Blackcurrant, Chili, Coconut, Cranberry, Orange, Passionfruit, Sea Salt, plus traditional flavors like Almond, Mint and Toffee and plain chocolate bars in a range of cacao intensities.
What do you do next?
Americans love chocolate, and we love sushi with wasabi; so how about wasabi—Japanese horseradish—and chocolate?
It may not sound intuitive, but another hot spice, chili, is a natural with chocolate.
And wasabi works, too!
The Lindt Excellence Dark Wasabi bar is a surprising and delicious flavor experience. Silky smooth dark chocolate is subtly spiced with a touch of wasabi flavor.
Lindt’s new Excellence Wasabi Chocolate Bar. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.
While the label says “artificial flavors,” to us it tastes like wasabi powder has added to the chocolate—with charming results.
So, bring some wasabi chocolate bars to the sushi bar. Give one as a gift to your sushi chef and enjoy a square or two after a delicious sushi dinner.
Consider them as Easter gifts—let everyone else bring the chocolate bunnies and eggs. And on any occasion when you need a little something with big impact, wasabi chocolate is it.
If you can’t find them locally, you can buy Lindt Wasabi Chocolate Bars on Amazon.com, $3.99 for a 3.5-ounce bar.
While it gets a bit lost in the wasabi news, Lindt has also released a new Strawberry chocolate bar along with Wasbi. It’s not a daring surprise, but it reads the script beautifully.
Read our review of Lindt Excellence chocolate bars.