Are you wondering how chocolate can be terrifying?  Me too.  I realize chocolate can be borderline terrifying if there are too many to choose from.  And I’ve heard chocolate can be a little terrifying to some waistlines.

gallery_photo_melted_chocolate(This particular chocolate doesn’t look scary to me.)

But recently, at first glance, there have been more and more mentions of the “terror” of chocolate.  My immediate thought is: How can chocolate freak people out? Only when I backtrack and read the word again do I keep realizing – laughing at myself – that the word is actually terroir, “how a particular region’s climate, soils, and aspect (terrain) affect the taste of”….and here is where the dictionary usually says wine.  

The term can also be applied to chocolate.


To recap:  A few weeks ago, I may have mentioned something about plans to be brave and try chocolate with BIG ants on it.  The point was not because it sounded perfectly thrilling (far from it!) but rather because it was a type of chocolate I hadn’t tried, and I’m apparently up for trying anything chocolate related… for the experience of it all.

Well, almost anything.  I’m sure I might run across something covered in chocolate that I might balk at.  Can’t think of anything right now though.  (Bacon, goat’s milk, hot pepper, cilantro, and the like are all fair game.)  Wait.  Let me take that back; I thought of something.  Chocolate with worms on it might be going a bit too far.   (Don’t ask me to explain the difference between ants in chocolate and worms in chocolate.  It has something to do with the texture.)

In case you forgot how big the bachaco ants were, or how the pincers were very, very real, let me remind you:

Chocolate With Fat Bottomed Ants Gallery Photo

Well.  This past weekend was the ant-tasting party.  It just so happened there were fifteen ants and exactly fifteen adventurous taste-tasters, so that worked out perfectly.  (There may also have been a few onlookers, a few other types of non-insect-infested chocolates, and chocolate fudge involved.)