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We Should Cocoa – the October Challenge

We Should Cocoa | 1st October 2011 | By

What a fantastic party we had to celebrate We Should Cocoa’s first anniversary – I’m still staggering from the cake overload! Thanks to all who brought along such delicious and decedent offerings, they were all fabulous. And thank you to Chele for doing a great round-up.

Now the nights are drawing in and the chilly season will soon be upon us. What better way to fire up our sluggish post party metabolisms than with chilli. It is, after all, the chilli season. I know some of you love chocolate and chilli and I know some of you have never tried the combination, so now is the time to really let your imaginations run wild. Something savoury, something sweet? You decide.

Both the Mayans and Aztecs of central America added chilli to their chocolate drink and a sort of porridge they made from cocoa and ground maize. For them, chocolate was a food of the gods – at least we all agree on that.

Just a quick reminder that you need to e-mail us with a picture and a link to your post by the 25th of the month – a few have forgotten this. Unless we happen to remember seeing your post, it won’t get included in the round-up, which would be rather sad. You may want to have a look here for a reminder of the rules.


  1. Janice

    1st October 2011 at 8:34 pm

    OMG more chillies. Chilli and chocolate is the perfect combo, this was the push I was needing to make something I tasted in a restaurant over a year ago. Great idea.

  2. Cakefairyblog

    1st October 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I have a chilli chocolate idea in my head for a while, Glad to have a chance to force myself to do it!

  3. Brownieville Girl

    1st October 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Oh I have been waiting for chilli!!!!! Yeah!
    (I take back all I said!!!!!!!!!)

  4. Working london mummy

    1st October 2011 at 9:42 pm

    YAY I am looking forward to it.

  5. Suelle

    1st October 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Great challenge! I might even look beyond my perfect chocolate-orange chilli cake.

  6. Chele

    2nd October 2011 at 7:02 am

    I’ve made chilli infused truffles for my sis in laws Christmas hamper a year or two ago … will need to put my thinking cap on for this one ;0)

  7. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    2nd October 2011 at 6:04 am

    Oooh. Never cooked with chili and chocolate before so this will be an intriguing challenge. Nice one!

  8. Emmyw

    2nd October 2011 at 10:19 am

    I LOVE this combination, and know exactly what I’m going to cook 😉 it one my first place in a come-din-with me competition my friends and I ran 😀

  9. Karen S Booth

    2nd October 2011 at 1:00 pm

    GREAT combo thanks ~ Chilli and Chocolate is my idea of heaven!

  10. Kate@whatkatebaked

    2nd October 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I have a recipe I’ve been meaning to try out for ages, this couldn’t be better timed!

  11. Hanna

    2nd October 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Good pick! I made white chocolate chilli blondes once, they weren’t that great so I’m looking forward to this one!

  12. A Trifle Rushed

    2nd October 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I’m not great with chili as I tend to rub my eyes, so end up in agony! But I’m determined to have a go, I keep missing the deadline!

  13. Baking Addict

    2nd October 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Last time I made chili and chocolate cupcakes it wasnt very well received. Will have to see if I can come up with something else for this!

  14. Kath

    3rd October 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Right my thinking cap is firmly on.

  15. Selina

    3rd October 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Ooh exciting chilli and chocolate.. I’l definitely enjoy experimenting on this one!

  16. Shaheen

    3rd October 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I am so excited about this months challenge. I’ve been meanign to make chocolate and chilli brownies for a while, this may be my opportunity.

  17. Nic

    5th October 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh right up my street – must find time to participate!

  18. Karen S Booth

    18th October 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Pheew! Made it! Emailing now!


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