As a followup to the previous posts on chocolate pairings (chocolate sauerkraut cake and chocolate + caraway and other pairings), here’s a picture of an exotic chocolate I got for Christmas. It’s from Schloss Bückeburg in Germany, but a label on the back says it’s made in Austria (possibly by Johannes Bachhalm, one of Austria’s most famous chocolatiers).
Sprinkled on top the chocolate you see green and pink peppercorns! Furthermore it’s flavoured with vanilla, rosemary, juniper and cured red deer meat. What it tastes like? The pepper certainly goes well with the chocolate. Rosemary and juniper add some freshness. The taste of cured meat was more difficult to identify, but I guess it did add som saltiness. All in all very tasty!