Cowgirl Chocolates Review & Giveaway

by Mama Chocolate on May 10, 2012

review by Janelle P.
also now blogging at Mother Necessity 

I have to say, I was a little excited to review some chocolate. Technically, my husband was reviewing the chocolate since neither Mama Chocolate or I are very tolerant of spicy foods.

Spicy?! Yes, spicy chocolate.

I decided to brave it and try out Cowgirl Chocolates Spicy Truffle Bars myself too since honestly, I couldn’t resist four beautiful unwrapped chocolate bars sitting on my counter. It’s the first time I’ve reviewed something while drinking a glass of wine. (it was a MUST as you will find out later.)

Cowgirl Chocolates sent us four different flavors of their chocolate truffle bars: Mild Milk Hazelnut, Spicy Dark Almond, Spicy Dark Raspberry, and Spicy Milk Toffee. Each bar is 1.75 oz of chocolate. The bars seemed small before I opened them, but seriously, there was PLENTY of chocolate in each bar. You really only need one or two squares since it’s so flavorful (and spicy). I was glad each bar had a little different design on the chocolate so I could tell them apart.

 

I decided to try the spicy bars first so I could calm down the heat with the mild bar later if I needed to. I am glad I took a small bite and waited before eating more. At first, it tasted like normal chocolate then a little heat started, then more and more. It wasn’t intolerable, but I did need to sip some wine before I could try the next one.

 

Each bar seemed to have about the same amount of heat which started off negligible and slowly built up. Out of the three spicy varieties I found I preferred the spicy toffee flavor the best. The sweetness of the toffee flavor balanced the spiciness nicely. I really loved the mild hazelnut bar the best though and downed all of it myself except for the square my husband tried out.

 

On to DH’s point of view:
“I thought they were the perfect amount of spicy.” he reported.

 

He said they weren’t extremely hot (he likes things that are so hot they melt your insides), but they had the right amount of heat for a tasty chocolate bar. He couldn’t tell me which one he liked the best, but he did think that if they had a chocolate sauce it would be amazing on a cheesecake. (he’s in luck, they do have a chocolate sauce!)

 

About Cowgirl Chocolates:

 

“Head Cowgirl Marilyn Lysohir founded Cowgirl Chocolates in 1997. Her two favorite things in the world are art (she has a notable career as a ceramic sculptor) and chocolate. In fact her first job was working in a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania. Marilyn mingled some favorite memories with some new ideas to create an American original, Cowgirl Chocolates…chocolates with a spicy cowgirl kick. She was the pioneer, one of the first companies to offer spicy chocolates in the world.”
Overall, we really enjoyed sampling Cowgirl Chocolates’ Truffle Bars. I think they would be a perfect addition to a wine and chocolate tasting night with some friends.

 

Cowgirl Chocolates also carries several other items including solid chocolate bars, caramels, caramel and chocolate sauce, brittle, and hot chocolate. All the items seemed reasonably priced as well for specialty chocolate items.




Cowgirl Chocolates is generously giving away a Spicy Truffle Bars prize package to one lucky Mama Chocolate reader!


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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Lana C. May 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Spicy Lime tequila looks super yummy. :-)

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Debi H. May 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Would love to try the Mild Dark Chocolate Bar

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Rust May 11, 2012 at 1:04 am

The BUCKIN’ HOT HABANERO CARAMELS 1/2 POUND TIN looks appealing to me.

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AMy May 11, 2012 at 3:40 am

Spicy Cappuccino looks amazing!

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getfitchick May 11, 2012 at 7:27 am

Would love to try the lavender dark chocolate!

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joanne major May 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm

MILD MANNDERED BAR FLAVORS:

Milk Chocolate

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anne perry May 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Habanero caramels

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Rita Spratlen May 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I think their chappoli caramels sound great!

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Jackie May 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate truffles sound good!
Thank you!

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amy marantino May 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm

MILD HAZELNUT chocolate bar

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Rachel Rodman-Kunkler May 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

MILD DARK LAVENDER CHOCOLATE. Yum!

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bn100 May 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

spicy raspberry sounds good

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Tiffany (As For My House) May 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm

What DOESN’T look delicious?! LOL!

MILD MILK CHOCOLATE SARSAPARILLA would be my pick…
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amy linderman May 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm

copper kettle brittle

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Sarah Walker May 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

Lavender Dark Chocolate sounds great.

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Carrie Phelps May 12, 2012 at 3:01 am

DELICATELY HOT CARAMEL DESSERT SAUCE

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Sandy VanHoey May 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

pure milk chocolate truffles sound yummy to me

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Deborah Esling May 13, 2012 at 12:24 am

I love ALL their spicy chocolate … but the Raspberry is especially good. BTW, I reposted your contest on the Cowgirl Chocolates Facebook page, and on Twitter.

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jenn May 13, 2012 at 3:00 am
Melissa H. May 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The old fashioned hot chocolate sounds good!

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G Bailey May 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Product: Nothin’ Fancy One Pound Caramels

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Shiloh May 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I think the Truffles look good! :)
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christine jessamine May 18, 2012 at 6:51 am

the pure milk chocolate truffles look good!

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Kimberly Davis May 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I love dark chocolate!! Thank you!!!

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Tegan May 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

The caramels look yummy!

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Claire May 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Spicy Cappuccino looks amazing!

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connie danielson May 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

I love dark chocolate! but,they all look yummy! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! connie danielson.

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Brittany C May 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I like the Holiday Boot:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Clancy Harrison May 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

pure milk chocolate truffles…thanks for the giveaway!
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Sara May 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Mmmm…the mild hazelnut sounds delish!

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Mimi May 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Oh my gosh the NOTHIN’ FANCY ONE POUND CARAMELS looks yummy!
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Stephanie Klemm May 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

I’d like to try the BUCKIN’ HOT HABANERO CARAMELS

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LaTanya May 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

NOTHIN’ FANCY ONE POUND CARAMELS

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meredith May 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

the Raspberry lemonade dark chocolate truffles sound so yummy

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Kristen May 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I’d like to try the NOTHIN’ FANCY CARAMELS.

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val May 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm

lavender dark choclate

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Terra Heck May 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

The Lemonade White Chocolate Bar
looks delicious. Thanks.
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