Best Spicy Chocolate: Sweets With Wow Factor

Are you looking for serious high octane sweets? Let’s talk spicy chocolate.

If you like high heat, spicy foods, or unique flavors, spicy chocolate definitely brings a new layer of taste to the table. The chocolate goes beyond the rich and smooth you expect, bringing a unique bite. Plus when you mix in things up with different flavors, you come up with some extremely creative and tasty eating experiences. So next time you want a wow factor with your sweets, try one of the spicy chocolates listed below. All of them bring it.

The Taza Mexicano Chocolate Disc Sampler

Mexican chocolate is something very special. The freshly ground cocoa beans add a slight graininess to the chocolate, and it makes a huge impact on the flavor. The flavors are complex and vivid. This Tazo sampler gives you eight different flavors, three of which have terrific spice: Guajillo chili, chipotle chili, and salt and pepper. Side note: These chocolates are great for snacking or for making a tasty hot chocolate.

Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate Bar

Much milder than you may expect from spicy chocolate, but this is Lindt, so you know you are getting a high-quality bar. The chocolate itself is excellent, and there’s a slight zip to the flavor. Nothing crazy, just a touch of chili pepper heat. If you’re looking for something on the milder side that gets its wow from superior chocolate, then a unique flavored Lindt bar is the way to go.

Theo Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Chili

Guajillo and pasilla are the stars of this dark chocolate with bite. They have some heat – but not totally crazy heat – more a subtle warmth with an earthy undertone. It’s a tasty mix of salty, sweet, tangy, and spicy that really brings that wow factor.

World’s Hottest Chocolate Bar (9 million SHU)

We raise the Scoville heat units right up front here because this is one seriously hot chocolate bar. It doesn’t use any particular pepper, instead leaning on capsaicin extract to get that ridiculously extreme spiciness. At this level, it’s more about the pain rather than the chocolate, so tread with care. But if you’re one to dare-devil, there’s really little chocolate that comes close to the heat level here. Eater beware!

Equal Exchange Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa

Sure, you can make a spicy hot chocolate at home with a little cayenne pepper, or with one of the Taza discs above, but Equal Exchange’s mix is really something special. It’s just the right balance of cayenne and cinnamon, and the chocolate is rich and delicious. This one gets raves – well worth picking up a pack of three to keep around the house.

UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 5, 2019 to include new content.
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