What should chocolate just never be on?

@AmbiePam (48572)
United States
October 27, 2008 8:38am CST
So I've seen people advertise chocolate covered grasshoppers, and I'll just have to take their word that they like the taste. I don't feel inclined to try it. But what about supposedly NON weird food items covered in chocolate. I know someone who likes buttery popcorn and dips it into melted chocolate, but even that isn't too weird. What do you think chocolate should just never be on, food wise?
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
27 Oct 08
Chocolate and custard! Yuk now that is a horrible combination, although, admittedly not as bad as chocolate covered grasshoppers, now that is gross! Chocolate and bread for me is pretty disgusting! Yes I know people use that horrible Nutella stuff to spread on bread, but to me it's revolting, definitely chocolate should never be on bread a big no no and a big turn off to eat or watching anyone else eating the foul concoction!
@GardenGerty (97908)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Nutella by itself is okay. I ended up just eating it from the jar. It was not really chocolate enough to suit me. It seemed more like frosting than a sandwich spread to me. I promise I will not eat it on bread in front of you. To tell the truth, I will probably not buy it again, it is a "Why?" food.
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@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Is Nutella sort of like the spam of the chocolate world?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I have heard of people selling chocolate covered bacon in some shops somewhere. I am not too sure about that one. I think pretty much every fruit would be good covered in chocolate, but I cannot think of 1 vegetable I would want chocolate on.
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• United States
27 Oct 08
I would say no chocolate on EGGS of any kind...or any kind of meat, rather it be chicken, steak, fish...noooo chocoloate on those.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I will have to go with food groups here because fruit of course is really good.And grains are also good..(ever had chocolate covered Matzah? Yummy) And though I never had chocolate covered veggies, it might be okay, but I would never cover meat with chocolate..Like chocolate covered hamburgers or chicken, Yuck!!!
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@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I've never had Matzah anything. My culinary expertise is woefully underdeveloped.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Actually there is a Mexican recipe called Turkey Mole Poblano...the Mole Poblano (mole pronounced Mol-lay) is a very old type sauce used for turkey and has like a zillion ingredients for it, but included chocolate and is used as a "gravy" for the turkey
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Oooookkkkaaayyy, have you tried it? Is it good? If I happen to come across someone who has made this, I might try it, but for some reaosn, meat and chocolate just doesn't seem right..
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• United States
27 Oct 08
I just had to laugh about the grasshoppers! A couple of nights ago we were watching Bizarre Foods on tv and one of the segments was on how some cultures eat certain insects as a staple of their diet. My husband asked me if I'd ever eaten bugs as food (he knows I've tried a LOT of unusual foods) and I said yes! There was an old Mexican guy that used to live at the end of our street. During the summer he'd get all the kids in the neighborhood together and we'd go out in the field gathering grasshoppers. We'd take them back to him he'd clean them, pull off the guts and legs, wrap them in aluminum foil and throw them on the grill. When they were nice and toasted he'd put them in a big bowl with a little salt and we'd have a feast. I remember them tasting sort of like popcorn. All of us kids loved them and a bowl full wouldn't last very long. I don't know if I could eat them like that today, the opportunity has never come up, but I do remember enjoying the taste when I was a kid. Maybe covered in chocolate I could do it. I'm a salty/sweet freak so there are probably a few things I would eat with chocolate that maybe others wouldn't like. I've read a few of the other responses and some sounded pretty tasty. I love chocolate covered nuts of any kind. I would probably even enjoy chocolate covered crispy bacon. Nutella on a peanut butter sandwich is heavenly to me, tastes sort of like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I used to put chocolate syrup and raisins on rice when I was younger, that was delicious. And then of course chocolate on just about any fruit is great. I love chocolate covered bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raisins, prunes and pineapple. I think the only thing I haven't tried it on yet is peaches. I'm adventurous so I'll try just about anything once!
@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I'm finding Nutella intriguing.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Since you're talking about different fruits, somehow I can't picture chocolate tasting so great on watermelon though..LOL
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• United States
27 Oct 08
My forth grade teacher passed out chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers. I never took any. I am surprised she did that. After all, I am sure those bugs were not sanitized. I have seen chocolate covered potatoes chips. Don't remember having any. Chocolate on my butter pop corn does not appeal to me. Years ago they used to joke about pregnant women eating chocolate covered pickles. I think that would be one thing that should never touch chocolate. Excellent discussion.
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• United States
27 Oct 08
I agree completely! There was a time when it was ok for a teacher to hug a student. That is out entirely, too. Brave New World, not....
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@Galena (9123)
27 Oct 08
peanuts. that's so wrong. it just doesn't go.
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@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
27 Oct 08
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I have had a chocolate covered grasshopper...and yes...it does taste like a chocolate covered rice krispie.....considering I practically ate it whole as I didn't want to really bite into it! LOL So that would be the weirdiest thing I have ever eaten.
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@GardenGerty (97908)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Pizza? and tacos. I love them both. I would not want grated chocolate on my tacos, though. Can you imagine? How about chocolate sauce on your spaghetti? Yuk. I have had chili that has had some cocoa stirred into it, and it is pretty good, dark and rich, but that does not involve the fat or the sugar, just the cocoa powder.
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
LOL I Think I should be the last person answering here, because my tastes are a bit .... strange for some LOL For example, I love a nice milk chocolate bar with chips. One bit on the chocolate, two chips , one bite of chocolate... you get the idea hehehehehe I love chocolate with cheese. it goes the same way : One piece of chocolate, one chunk of cheese..... ;) Ok maybe I'll pass on the chocolate dipped grasshoppers, but I really like chocolate with the strangest things too :)
@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Chocolate and cheese...hmmm...don't know if I'm that brave.
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
hehehehe I know... few are. And I don't blame them LOL
@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
27 Oct 08
hummm, I read about chocolate covered bacon - and my bacon and chocolate loving roomie thought that sounded pretty disgusting - I haven't had bacon in like over 20 years and don't plan to start with chocolate covered bacon either! I would think any meat shouldn't go with chocolate.
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@AmbiePam (48572)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I'm with you girl. You and I shall stand alone against the fight of chocolate meat!
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I was just reading some of the other responses and someone said chocolate and bread should never go together, but I eat peanut butter and chocolate sandwiches, in fact, its about the only way I'll eat peanut butter - I get Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy chocolate frosting and use that as the chocolate - not as good as Reeses peanut butter cups, but maybe just a tad healthier for ya.
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
hmmm... i guess chocolate should never be on unripe mango
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I can't think of anything. I'm a chocoholic, and would probably eat it on anything.
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@rvangeld (334)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I agree with other people that meat and vegetables covered in chocolate would be nasty.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I have tasted pine nuts dipped in dark chocolate. Yuck. I know that are seemingly normal too, but nasty tasting..... I don't know what they were thinking. Really, really bad tasting.
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Oct 08
Hi AmbiePam, In the UK they have something called a battered Mars bar which is basically a Mars bar covered in batter so I would answer chocolate should never been seen on batter LOL. Yuk, but I know some people love it. Huggles. Ellie :D
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
I would say it should never ever be on seafood I love seafood but if I ever see chocolates on it that would be just the right reason not to ever go to the restaurant or seller again LOL seafood is great with hot spices and sauces, raw/ cooked or fried but chocolate on it? it may sound creative but even if it's the cheapest food I won't bother
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 Oct 08
When I was in high school, a girlfriend of mine used to happily walk around between classes chomping on chocolate-covered dog biscuits. She said they were delicious, and convinced me to try a bite. I don't think that I've ever had anything that tasted so bad, and it's been a LONG time since I was in high school! Now, knowing that chocolate is bad for dogs, they probably don't make them anymore. Unsweetened chocolate is used in sauces in a lot of cuisines, so I can't discount it's use on most meat and vegetables. However, a few things that I can't image chocolate used on are pepperoni pizzas, pickles and can you imagine chocolate covered oregano?
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@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
28 Oct 08
I like chocolate! However, once it comes to the coat of other food, I don't like any of them. It is far too sweet! Original taste food always attract my attention!
@Gorzata (185)
• Poland
28 Oct 08
i heard of olives in chocolate with provansal herbs, blue cheese covered in chocolate but i'm not that courageous to try taste it
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