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Diatribe: Cheese And Onion Chocolate Bars.

05/08/2013

CHEESE-ONION-CHOCOLATE-BAR-570I’m not a very picky eater.  I always say “I’ve never seen a menu from which I couldn’t order something” but, like most everyone, there are some things that I just won’t eat.  Watermelon, cucumbers and bacon top my list of foods that I avoid.  On the other hand, I firmly believe that everything is better with some cheese dip or chocolate.

I am a chocoholic.  If there was a twelve-step program for this addiction I’m certain my family would sign me up.  For me, there is no such thing as “bad chocolate”.  To be sure, the waxy stuff found in the sale racks of discount department stores during the week after Valentine’s Day is not of the highest quality and certainly can’t be compared with the Godivas and Ghirardellis of the world, but bad chocolate is always better than no chocolate.

But now it seems that Irish potato chip brand Tayto is challenging my abilities.  In response to a social media campaign led by fans, the company has created a limited edition cheese and onion chocolate bar.  Only 100,000 of the special chocolate bars were produced.

The bars have already sold out in Ireland and are a hit in Australia where more than ten percent of the population claims Irish ancestry.  Taste Ireland, an Australian distributor of Irish treats, decided to raffle off twenty-four of the Cheese and Onion Chocolate bars in a Facebook campaign with amazing results.

“I couldn’t believe the reaction.  It went off the Richter scale with almost half a million impressions.” – Taste Ireland CEO, Eamon Eastwood

The bars are said to have an unusual taste characterized as crunchy chocolate and then followed by a lingering taste of cheese and onion.  They’re made from the famous Irish Tayto cheese and onion crisps mixed with Irish chocolate.

Maybe bad chocolate isn’t always better than no chocolate after all.  I think I’ll pass.  But, if you’re totally devastated because you didn’t get a Tayto Bar, you can make your own!  Here’s how!

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9 Comments
  1. I am that odd duck that does not like chocolate, except for the part it plays in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
    I like cheese, and I like onions, but the addition of the chocolate? No. No.

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  2. Well onions are good for you as is dark chocolate and milk products. Now together????

    By the way, I read in Scotland they like to fry candy bars such as Snickers, Three Musketeers in batter. That does not sound as heart healthy as the onion, cheese choco bar.

    By the way, make sure you brush your teeth afterwards, as you might not have many friends.

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    • They “deep fry” just about everything, including Snickers and Oreo cookies, at state fairs across the US every summer. I guess there’s no limit to the new “taste sensations” that can materialize.

      As much as I love chocolate, I just can’t get excited about cheese and onions in mine.

      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Lene permalink

    I’m a chocoholic too. Just came home from our local Starbuck’s where the baristas automatically make me a mocha w/chocolate drizzle when I walk in the door. Today, the barista was so excited because they now have chocolate whipped cream. Not only did he give me my usual mocha, he also gave me a cup of chocolate whipped cream w/chocolate drizzle. Yikes. What a buzz. Right now, the thought of a Tato Bar makes me sick.

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  4. I can’t keep chili chocolate in the house – too dangerous for my will power. But I’m thinking Tato bar would stay untouched around here.

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  5. Love chocolate myself! And I like it with salty foods too – like nuts or popcorn. Have you ever had chocolate covered ju jubes?

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