Archive for May, 2013


Product Description:

Chocwasabi is based on the foundation of a basic snack item or tasty treat combined with the eclectic mixture of chocolate & the hot, exotic taste of wasabi. 

The first offering in our line of exciting new items is the chocolate covered wasabi pea.

I received a package of these chocolate covered wasabi peas in my March Love with Food box.

Tea Suggestion:

For these yummy morsels, I recommend something light and refreshing, and because the heat does build, you want something that will cool the palate too.  I chose a white tea, specifically, this Organic Silver Needle tea from Nature’s Tea Leaf.  A perfect choice!  Because the flavors were delicate, it didn’t interrupt the unique flavors in these amazing little treats!  A delightful tea time snack!

What I Think:

I was not sure what to expect with these.  I am not a fan of peas.  That is to say that they are probably the one vegetable that I DO NOT like.  And … I can’t even say that with complete confidence, because it’s been years since I’ve actually had peas with the exception of a few peas floating around in a soup or stirred into a stir-fry.  And I didn’t mind the peas in the soups, stews and stir-fries that I’ve had them in.  And for all I know, I might actually like peas now – after all, our taste buds do change every so often.

But, I’ve never had confidence enough to actually try wasabi peas.  I don’t like peas, and while I do like wasabi when it’s stirred into something like a ranch dipping sauce (this is awesome when served with french fried green beans), I don’t have a whole lot of experience with wasabi outside of that spicy take on a dipping sauce.

But, these are CHOCOLATE wasabi peas and I have plenty of experience with chocolate … and most of that experience is positive.  I can’t really think of anything that I didn’t like that was chocolate.  I’m sure that there have been occasions when I’ve disliked something chocolate, but nothing really comes to mind at the moment.

So I decided to give ’em a try.  And these are AWESOME!  The pea doesn’t have much flavor at all … basically all I get from the pea is a dense crunch from it that is very satisfying.  A bit like biting into a very crunchy peanut.  The dark chocolate is sweet and smooth … and the wasabi is HOT!  And I am loving the burn from these babies!  The contrast between sweet and spicy is amazing, and I love the crunch.

My Final Thoughts:

These are a total win!  I want more.  I think this may have to be a re-order, because they’re so darned good.  (Note: I did reorder them – definitely a delicious and unique treat!)

Yeah, yeah, I’m still really behind!  This is my March Love with Food box article … sorry for the delay!

My March Love with Foodlovewithfood box went on a little detour!  I received the message that my box had been shipped, and I waited patiently for the expected arrival date … but when that day came and went and the box did not arrive, I figured something had delayed it, so I’d wait until the next day.  The next day came and went … and another … and still no box! I started to get worried.  I checked the tracking to see what the hold up might be … and it said that my box had been delivered!  Huh?!?

I contacted customer service and they were prompt in replying to me, and I got a replacement box delivered to me.  And I’m really glad that I didn’t miss out on this box, because it’s amazing!

This month’s theme is “Classics with a Twist.”  And there were EIGHT delightful goodies tucked inside the box:  Wild Berry Flat Fruit from Wacky Apple, Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas from ChocWasabi, Fruit & Veggie Juice from Kids go, Crackers from Mary’s Gone Crackers, and Acai Green Tea from Revolution Tea!  (Yes, I said tea!)

Yeah, I know that’s only five.  There were two items that I already quickly consumed:  a Dark Chocolate Orange Good Fortune Cookie from Emily’s Chocolates (the cookie is COVERED in smooth, rich, sweet dark chocolate that has just a hint of orange-y deliciousness.  Every Chinese restaurant should change up their fortune cookies to these delightful confections!) and Salted Caramel Baked Corn from Cosmos Creations (Oh my goodness, seriously, the best caramel corn EVER! Each morsel is more like a piece of candy than a piece of popcorn.  They are coated with caramel and then baked to create a crackly, delightful, delicious treat.  These are a definite re-order!) and finally, the Granola from Ola! Foods (I was less than impressed with this granola.  It’s tasty … but it just lacked some of the oomph! that I get from other granola offerings.  I had high expectations for this too, if for no other reason than it’s from “Ola!” foods, and Ola is the name of my beloved gramma!  Silly reason, I know, but, every time I hear the name Ola, I have a smile on my face.)

Watch this blog for reviews on some of these tasty goodies!