Tabasco Lovers Will Appreciate This Valentine's Day Treat

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Many people like a little spice in their life, especially when it comes to their love of food. What better way to bring together the heat of romance and the spice of cuisine than on Valentine's Day? It could be as elaborate as taking your partner out to a fancy restaurant or as simple as surprising them with a box of chocolates. But, if you think a box of chocolates is too plain to be heartwarming, Tabasco offers you a delicious and unique treat that will set alight both the flames of passion and your amor's taste buds.

Although primarily known for their hot sauce, Tabasco isn't afraid to experiment with adding heat to all sorts of confections. They've collaborated with jelly bean giant Jelly Belly to create the Bean Boozled Fiery Five Challenge, a game in which players compete to eat (or at least try to eat) increasingly spicy jelly beans, ranging from mild Sriracha to tongue-burning Carolina Reaper. The hot sauce company also has their own brand of cinnamon candy for those that prefer something on the classic side. And now, for Valentine's Day, you can combine your love of heat and sweet by giving your partner — or yourself — a tin of rich dark chocolate flavored with a splash of Tabasco.

Tabasco's spicy chocolate wedges could make anyone fall in love

Instead of a heart-shaped box or hot sauce bottle-shaped package, Tabasco Spicy Chocolate comes in a classic round tin. Each one holds up to eight wedges of gourmet dark chocolate, flavored with Tabasco Pepper Sauce. The treat promises that, with every bite you take, it will be both decadent and spicy. But is this hot sauce-spiced chocolate any good or is it just a quirky novelty that's better off as a joke gift?

In their review of Tabasco Spicy Chocolate, PepperScale describes it as rich and flavorful with just the right of amount of heat to it. They describe the level as being around 2,500 Scoville Heat Units, which is roughly around the same amount of spice one would find in a mild jalapeno pepper. Customers on Amazon complimented the chocolate as well, but criticized the relatively high price of $9.75 for such a small amount you get in each tin.

"I love this chocolate with the addition of the heat. Not overpowering, but you will feel the heat. It tastes great," said one Amazon user, adding, "Comes in a little tin that I use for storage of small things. All around I like it and definitely recommend a try. Live dangerous." And another said, "When I first saw Tabasco chocolate, I thought it sounded strange and had to try it. Excellent decision! Very tasty dark chocolate with a slight burn at the end ... I passed it around to several friends and everyone agreed it was delicious. Highly recommended."