As I was sitting at the dinner table, enjoying a nice piece of dark chocolate, with a beautiful glass of a California cabernet, I was watching my wife eating a piece of white chocolate, and displaying quite a grimace on her face when the white chocolate was tried with the cabernet. I tried, and it was not nice at all.
So, I searched to see if anyone had commented on a good white chocolate pairing and only saw notes about bad pairings. So, does anyone know what might pair well with white chocolate? Rarely eat it, was just wondering...
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Sherry, port, moscato, sweet reisling come to mind. I don't eat white chocolate, because it's not chocolate.... Frown It's the opposite of what I eat chocolate for.

PH
I'm with you, it just got me thinking... I thought of a sweet wine wine, but didn't want to pop one, just for the experiment...
Well, if you eat it with some bittersweet dark chocolate and crushed peppermint candy, you'd have peppermint bark from williams sonoma...and that's pretty good.

Not sure about wine though.
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As I was sitting at the dinner table, enjoying a nice piece of dark chocolate, with a beautiful glass of a California cabernet


I don't even like this Combo. Black or white chocolate does not get near my Cabs.

My Cabs are for meat and cheeses only. Smile
i like chocolate with Cabs, it isnt my favorite match but it's nice to do... for some reason a nice dry Champagne sounds good with white chocoloate
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Originally posted by Hunter:
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As I was sitting at the dinner table, enjoying a nice piece of dark chocolate, with a beautiful glass of a California cabernet


I don't even like this Combo. Black or white chocolate does not get near my Cabs.

My Cabs are for meat and cheeses only. Smile


He is very protective of his cabs.
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Originally posted by grunhauser:
Who eats white chocolate anyway??

Some French wines from South-West are very good with normal chocs.


Elaborate?

Cahors? Jurancon? Madiran?
White chocolate is made from cocoa butter, milk, and sugar.

IMHO, the best pairing for white chocolate is coconut rum and cream (equal parts).
In fact, if you add White Chocolate liqueur (Godiva), you would have a drink known as an “Almond Bar.”

If it has to be a wine based pairing, you could pair some lighter ports (not vintage ports) with a prominent nutty/caramel/toffee flavor component like a N.V. Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny.
No offense but most of those pairings kind of disgust me. On the other hand I feel hungover and sleep depraved so maybe its just that.

The only wine that I think would make a good match with white chocolate would be a sweet fruit based dessert wine like Bonny Doon Framboise. The Cassis might work too. White chocolate is usually sweeter than most dark chocolate so the sweeter the wine the better it will stand up to the white chocolate.

I never actually eat JUST white chocolate. I like it way more in cakes or mousses.
I eat it so rarely, but when my wife asked what would go well with it, I could only mumble "I don't actually know"... Now I'm pretty sure that staying away from the white chocolate is much better than the alternative.... Big Grin
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Originally posted by TBird:
what is this "white" chocolate you guy speak of?


This is chocolate that has had the flavor and color bleached right out of it so only sugar and butter are left. In fact if you remove the butter it looks just like a big mound of cocaine.

Are you familiar with that recipe by any chance?
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Originally posted by coolbronson:
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Originally posted by TBird:
what is this "white" chocolate you guy speak of?


This is chocolate that has had the flavor and color bleached right out of it so only sugar and butter are left. In fact if you remove the butter it looks just like a big mound of cocaine.

Are you familiar with that recipe by any chance?


i've heard it smells good... Cool

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