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Unique, Exotic Chocolate Pairings and Combinations

Chocolates are sweet creations that many individuals enjoy whether as a dessert or as an energy bar to tide you over before your next meal. There are different unique varieties of chocolates to choose from: plain, dark, semi-sweet, bittersweet, milk, or white. Several exotic chocolates are paired or combined with one, two or more ingredients such as nuts, mint, caramel, nougat, and fruits, among many others. With all of these different kinds and tastes of chocolates, what more can you ask for? Well, if you are a self-proclaimed chocoholic or a chocolate connoisseur you will definitely say there are more chocolate creations and pairings out there that you haven’t tried.

To tickle your taste buds and chocolate fantasies here are some exotic chocolate pairings and combinations you might want to give a try the next time you are looking for a chocolate treat:

Exotic Chocolate Truffles & Bars

  • Bissinger’s Green Tea Ganache Truffles with Lemongrass
  • B.T. McElrath’s Epicurean Truffle Selection
  • Knipschildt’s Green Tea Truffles
  • Bonbon Chicago’s Exotic Chocolate Set
  • Milk Cleopatra: Milk solid with Ancho Chili (mild, smoky) clove & cinnamon
  • Pink Heart: White with sweetened, fragrant rose petals
  • Purple Jewel:White infused with lavender and honey
  • Red Heart: White infused with Chai (black tea, honey & spices)
  • Silver Jewel: White infused with Lady Grey tea (Bergamot)
  • White Cleopatra: White solid with spices (anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove)
  • Dark Acorn: White infused with Ginger
  • Ginger Buddha: Dark solid with ginger
  • Milk Pyramid: Milk solid with Ceylon Cinnamon
  • Silver Fan: White infused with Green tea leaves
  • White Pyramid: White solid with Cardamom

Chocolate Pairings


Dark, bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolates go best with:

  • Zinfandel
  • Syrah
  • Tawny Port
  • Armagnac
  • Cognac
  • Banyuls
  • Beaujolais
  • Bordeaux
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Marsala
  • Mas Amiel Classic
  • Orange Muscat
  • Ruby Port

Milk Chocolate goes best with

  • Merlot
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dessert Wines
  • Hungarian Tokaji
  • Mas Amiel Rouge & Vintage Blanc
  • Muscat/Moscato
  • Tawny Port

White Chocolate goes best with:

  • Gewurtzraminer
  • Champagne
  • Mas Amiel Vintage Blanc
  • Muscat/Moscato
  • Riesling

CHEESE & CHOCOLATE Dark chocolate truffles taste best with:

  • Sheep’s milk cheese
  • Cow’s milk cheese

White chocolate truffle taste best with

  • Cow’s milk cheese
  • Goat’s milk cheese

Milk chocolate truffle taste best with

  • Goat’s milk cheese
  • Cow’s milk cheese


  • Fruity, spicy beers go well with any chocolate but pairing these with any berry-flavored truffle or chocolate bar with dried berries & amber ale is the best option.
  • Maltier golden beers pair well with malt-flavor truffles, gourmet malt balls and chocolate & nut combinations.
  • Any beer goes well with good quality dark chocolate which contains 52% to 72% cocoa mass.


Dark Chocolate pairs well with the following teas:

  • Assam
  • Darjeeling
  • Earl Grey
  • Gyokuro
  • Oolong
  • Pu-erh

Milk or white chocolate pairs well with the following teas:

  • Darjeeling
  • Dragonwell
  • Oolong
  • Sencha
  • Yunnan

As you can see from all of the examples above, chocolates have come a long way from just hot chocolate and candy bars. In fact, there’s a whole unexplored world of unique and exotic recipes and pairings with chocolate. You might even think of one yourself!



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