Proof of Their Existence

I wish I could take credit for this.

Well, kinda.

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After thinking about the world’s most unhealthiest combination of foods, chocolate and Fritos, en route to my class in Austin, I was thinking, “I’m wonder what white chocolate-coated Fritos would taste like?” And thought I’d add them to my class repertoire, as a garnish to one of the desserts.

Exept when I showed up, I learned someone had beat me to the punch, when Christy, one of the terrific assistants at Central Market, handed me a bag of candy. Inside were chocolate-covered Fritos with chipotle.

I wish I could say I came up with it first, but I can’t.

I did manage to eat most of them, but maybe I’m better off not taking credit. I had kinda a chocolate-Frito induced hangover the next morning.

And I know it couldn’t have been the margaritas…

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28 comments

  • SP
    April 11, 2008 10:28am

    Nice job, Bob. Way to take this nice, wholesome blog, the one that my grandma reads, to some tawdry, unsavory level. Thanks a bunch!

  • April 11, 2008 10:33am

    first off, check you comments above… I think you might want to delete the first one? I hated it when spam happens like that!

    Secondly, chocolate covered fritos… I am sorry, but GROSS!!!!

    Funny though.

  • April 11, 2008 10:34am

    That just seems wrong in so many ways. Yet, if I lived anywhere near there, I would totally give ’em a try.

  • April 11, 2008 11:31am

    I dunno, seems like the p0rn c0mm3nt above is appropriate to this particular p0st.

    At least it wasn’t WHITE chocolate.

  • April 11, 2008 11:39am

    Kitt +others: Sorry, the blog is being attacked by porn spam and I’m trying to delete it as soon as I can get to it.

    It’s one thing to be under attack…it’s another to be under attack by hot, lusty housewives who are also cheerleaders, who want to be pleasured all night long.

    Am trying to keep it under control, but those housewives are pretty shifty gals…

  • April 11, 2008 12:19pm

    I ended up missing the class last night due to a nasty cold so I sent my husband instead. He had a blast and is now insisting that I make half the recipes. He also wanted me to let you know that he loves your ice cream book although his preferred method is his 1940’s crank ice cream maker from Sears. (He’s kind of a Luddite.)

  • April 11, 2008 1:17pm

    But don’t hot, lusty housewives who are also cheerleaders deserve chocolate covered fritos too?

  • April 11, 2008 1:27pm

    Call me crazy but I thought white chocolate was white.

  • April 11, 2008 1:47pm

    Chocolate-covered Fritos, mmmmm! Anyone who says they’re gross obviously hasn’t tried them. Well, technically I haven’t either, but one of my favorite snacks in the world is Norwegian ‘Smash’, cone-shaped corn chips coated in milk chocolate. Seriously addictive stuff.

  • ani
    April 11, 2008 1:52pm

    This makes me miss Central Market a lot. I lived next to it for 3 years, and it’s the best market I’ve ever shopped in in the United States.

  • Jo
    April 11, 2008 2:08pm

    I think this sounds like a fabulous combination. Ritz used to sell chocolate covered Ritz crackers at holiday time and they were wonderful. Something about that salty mixed with sweet that tastes delicious.

  • Susan
    April 11, 2008 2:21pm

    In Norway you can buy milk chocolate-dipped corn bugles. They’re not that great, but the styrofoam-like texture of the crispy corn stuff probably works better with the sweet chocolate. It would probably be even better with dark chocolate, but that wasn’t an option.

  • Heidi
    April 11, 2008 4:19pm

    I told you the salty Fritos went well with dark chocolate!

  • Wrenja
    April 11, 2008 6:28pm

    My dritiest food secret is nutella and frito lays. Mmmmmm thin crispy chcolatey hazelnut potatoes

  • April 11, 2008 6:57pm

    David – if this is a wordpress blog you may want to look into Akismet – a plugin/add-on for wordpress. It is really very good at catching spam and keeping it inside the admin section in a holding area. I think they may have it for other blog systems as well. Anyways, love the blog – keep up the good work.

    http://akismet.com/

  • Deb
    April 12, 2008 1:53am

    Well, I didn’t come home from Central Market and fill up your blog with spam, but I did want to thank you again for class. I wish that I had been able to stay for class. Next time, I will know to arrange my schedule accordingly. Your blog is now a permanent part of my day. You are now one of my “rock star” chefs. If you ever need any sponges or cleaning supplies let us know. If I ever get to Paris, I’ll email beforehand for a list ;).

    Thanks,
    Deb, Christine, Nettie, Cody(Sam) and the entire Fort Worth Team

  • annie
    April 12, 2008 3:33am

    I can see how these might have some merit. They’re like a low-brow version of an amazing chocolate bark that Elizbeth Montes of Sahagun Chocolates (Portland, OR) makes with exploded (cracked)corn, ground chile Japones, flor de sal & top-grade bittersweet chocolate. Not as much panache, though (hint: go to Sahagun next time you’re in Portland. You will see what I mean!).

  • April 13, 2008 8:14am

    White trash 101, well Dave, you still got that good old American stuff in ya, even amongst all that good French food!

  • Sandra
    April 13, 2008 3:55pm

    I’m sure that chocolate covered Fritos might do it for some people, but then I’ve tasted the chocolate covered waffles from the street vendors in Brussels a few years back—they are mind-numbingly good. Of course anything chocolate covered, providing it’s deep dark chocolate…….mmmmmm

  • April 14, 2008 11:32pm

    David, you simply MUST try Anna’s version of Frito Candy. It is TO DIE FOR! I even sold bags of it at my local farmers’ market last year, and the people went crazy for it! Here’s the link to the recipe on her blog, Cookie Madness:

    http://www.cookiemadness.net/?p=703

    –Gina

  • Chocolate Candy
    April 15, 2008 8:09am

    WOW! This sounds very good. One of the favorite past time snacks I like to eat is chocolates.

  • Mila
    April 16, 2008 1:09am

    Royce chocolates, a Japanese chocolate company that sells in high end locations in Japan, Hong Kong and Bangkok, sells boxes of dark chocolate dipped potato chips. Whenever I travel I usually buy a box. They’re tasty.

  • April 16, 2008 6:11pm

    Good lord, chocolate knows no bounds.

  • April 17, 2008 7:34am

    My kids were just dipping their tortilla chips in fudge sauce yesterday!! A new afterschool treat at our house.

  • April 18, 2008 2:14pm

    I saw the chipotle fritos at Specs liquor store and thought Hey! They copied my frito idea! But actually, chocolate covered fritos have been around for a while. I love the chipotle idea, though. It makes sense.

  • mar
    April 18, 2008 6:19pm

    mmmmmmmmmm,looks SOOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!!

  • Gilbert
    June 10, 2008 8:21pm

    OMYGOD!
    Something even better is the Teaxs Frito Brittle at
    The Chocolate Bar in Houston,Texas!
    Here they take pretzels sticks Fritos and cover it all with sweet milk chocolate(thier own) and sprinkle a ton of pecans on top of it!
    HEEVEN to die for!
    Go straight there now!

  • July 6, 2008 10:47pm

    You mean you haven’t had Frito Fruckies????

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Funky-Frito-Fruckies/Detail.aspx