A Treat for Men: Beer Chocolate
You can now have beer for dessert! Chicagotribune.com discusses this "hoppy, malty and yeasty" new treat targeted for men.
A growing number of confectioners have crossed what may be the final frontier in candy flavoring: candy made with beer.
It's all part of a push by specialty chocolatiers to make candy more manly, and to get men to reach for a stout caramel or India Pale Ale bonbon as eagerly as they might grab a nice cold one.
Last month, Vosges Haut Chocolat, a chocolate company with an estimated $23 million in sales, rolled out a "Smoke and Stout Caramel Bar," made with a beer brewed from dark-roasted malt. Gourmet retailer Dean & DeLuca sells a six pack of Roni-Sue's black-stout and India Pale Ale caramels for $16.95. Anette's Chocolate Factory has won industry awards for both its Beer Brittle and Firey Beer Brittle, accented by cayenne pepper.