We recently joined the Tastemaker program on Foodbuzz which gives us the opportunity to try out some different products on the market. What a treat when we received our first product, Cowgirl Chocolates. Matt & I are big fans of good chocolate so we really enjoyed this.
The chocolate came beautifully packaged, wrapped in red paper then in a ribbon tied box with a silver charm.
Inside were 9 shiny wrapped chocolates & one caramel plus a flavor card. Apparently, Cowgirl is into adding peppers like cayenne & habanero to their chocolates which made Matt exclaim they were all for him. Luckily for me there were also 4 non-spicy varieties.
We tried the Spicy Raspberry Dark Chocolate first, oh was it good. The raspberry filling was very berry but not too sweet & the chocolate was great. The spice hits you towards the end of eating the chocolate with a warming sensation but was no where near hot enough to bother me at all which was perfect.
Next Matt went for the Habanero Caramel. The caramel was amazingly good but woah, did it hit you with some heat at the end. Definitely shows you the difference between cayenne & habanero. Matt loved these & said he could sit & eat a whole box if he had them.
We've eaten our way through most of the chocolates in two days & they have all been wonderful. I've found in the past that spicy candies sometimes skimp on the other flavors & what I liked about these is the spice is there but so is the quality of the rest of the ingredients. I'm tempted to try a few other things off of their site now like the Cayenne Caramels & the Roasted Hazelnut Toffee.