Saturday, November 9, 2019

National Louisiana Day - November 9th

November 9th is National Louisiana Day. I had my own ideas how to celebrate it, and after asking two other people the first thing they thought about when I said Louisiana, it confirmed it. When I think of Louisiana I think of Hot Sauce!
And there's no better Louisiana Hot Sauce than Tabasco Pepper Sauce from the McIlhenny Company in Avery Island Louisiana.

And I just so happen to have a special Spicy Dark Chocolate from Tabasco for us to sample today.

Inside, the chocolate is divided into 8 pieces. I like the tin, but the branding isn't as good as the Tabasco Jelly Belly Jelly Beans I tried a few years ago.

Here's a girl who loves spice. She'll douse lots of things in Tabasco, like eggs, chicken, vegetable soup, chili, and especially on top of Chick-Fil-A sandwiches.

I love spicy foods too. Bring on the heat!
Ian doesn't like anything spicy.

But Alli is my little adventurous one. She was willing to give it a try.

Ian making up his mind to give it a shot.

Glad you tried it buddy. I can't have you being a spice wimp.

Alright, what's the kids' verdict? Alli gave it a thumbs up. She likes things a little spicy. Ian didn't hate it, but he didn't love it either. Sideways thumb from him.

I thought the chocolate was tasty. It certainly didn't taste like a dark chocolate, though the back promised it was. It was very sweet with a little bit of spice which turned into a little more spice when you swallowed it.
And no wonder it's so sweet. The first ingredient in this is sugar. Even in 60% dark chocolate the first ingredient is Unsweetened Chocolate.


  1. Interesting combination...never imagined spicy plus dark chocolate. Like that new sideways thumb signal...good one, Ian! Tabasco sauce has a very unique taste compared to other hot sauces I've tried...tastes really good on top of a ripe avocado, too :-) EOM

    1. I've never tried it on an avocado, but now I think I kinda should.