You might have seen it, heard it, thought you saw/heard wrong and moved on. But it’s here, and people are going ga-ga over it: dark chocolate covered roasted garlic. Take a moment to let it sink in. Garlic: spicy, pungent. Roasted: soft, sweet. Dark Chocolate: heaven. But combined? We were not so sure. But it was blogged about, made a few debuts in well-established gourmet food magazines, healthy blogs, foodie magazines– was swooned over…and over, and over.
So we tried it, and here is what we found:The roasted garlic was delicious. We peeled the garlic, tossed it lightly in olive oil and a brushed it with a bit of honey. Once roasted, we carefully dipped it in some of the best quality chocolate around– and then we waited. And we tasted. So, did we go ga-ga?? Sorry, Epicurious and bloggers– but… not really. It wasn’t terrible, but given the option we would eat our roasted garlic on a piece of crusty baguette and our chocolate plain (or on a piece of crunchy baguette for that matter!). It’s a good time to remember what when it comes to the internet, some recipes are true gems…and well, others are not.
Author: Erin Silva Winston