Dark Chocolate Pasta

I just had to give it a try. Dark chocolate-flavored pasta. Flanked by fresh raspberries and fresh Colorado Western Slope Peaches. All sitting on top of drizzled dark chocolate sauce.

My favorite Denver-based pasta vendor, Pappardelle’s came out with this dark chocolate flavored pasta. Sounding so interesting, I couldn’t pass up a chance for a unique dish not to mention good blogging fodder.

Starting with my favorite big white pasta bowls, I drizzled some chocolate sauce in a manner to appear artsy. I obviously need some artsy practice. By the way, I thought about making my own chocolate sauce, but opted just to purchase some good quality bottled.

Cooking the pasta according to package directions, I then plated the dish. I must say the pasta had a wonderful and almost perfect chocolate flavor. And and you can’t go wrong with chocolate and fruit, but I must admit I think it was a little too sweet for my taste. Hubs thinks it would be good sprinkled with bacon bits.  I’m all over that and might give it another try.

I’d be interested to hear what you’d do with Dark Chocolate Pasta.

Dark Chocolate Pasta,

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  1. says

    How about some bacon ice cream?

    Oh, it might make a great noodle kugel

    Sandi’s Luchen Kugel – Heat Oven 350°
    16 oz egg noodles cooked al dente
    1 stick Butter
    16 oz Sour Cream
    3 eggs – beaten
    Sugar to taste (start w/4 T)
    Large container fine curd cottage cheese

    Butter 8 ½” x 15” glass dish.
    Cook noodles al dente
    Mix Sour Cream, Eggs and Sugar – set aside
    Drain Noodles – put half back in pot add butter top with rest of noodles and let melt.
    Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Put in buttered glass dish.
    Bake until brown – after it bubbles. Approx 1 hour.

  2. says

    I think it might be interesting with raspberries and ice cream or whipped cream – it’s hard to know because it’s difficult to put chocolate and pasta together in my mental tastebuds. :P The dish you created looks pretty tasty!

  3. says

    Wow, at first I thought you made your own chocolate pasta. I should put my son on that task. My kids would love that as a fancy dessert. I don’t really know what I would do with chocolate pasta. Maybe add a spicy sauce to it, like the cayenne pepper flavored chocolate bars?

  4. says

    I actually tried this exact pasta the other week with some adventuresome food friends and it was a disaster! We threw it away! But… to each her own :) I served it topped with a creme anglaise, which was delicious by itself but could not salvage the pasta. But if you like the pasta to begin with, the creme anglaise was a tasty topping for it! Good luck!

  5. says

    Bacon, huh. How about chocolate pasta carbonara!

    I second the mascarpone suggestion. Maybe with some more tart fruits.

    Great find – thanks for sharing.

  6. says

    Wut? That is awesome. I totally agree, bacon would be good with it. Maybe even candied bacon. I bet a dessert frittata involving it would be a good time.

  7. says

    You had me at Pappardelle’s! Hmm, wondering about adding some heat to it; a chocolate chile sort of thing. Maybe some goat cheese? It does get me to thinking.

    Where do you get your pasta. I typically frequent the booth at the Cherry Creek Farmer’s market but think they’re at Whole Foods now, right?

    • says

      Love Love Love the heat idea and the goat cheese! Highlands Ranch Farmer’s Market. During the winter I drive down to 1st and Colorado to the store. Great selection and great staff to guide you through the flavors. Love Pappardelles.

  8. says

    How cool! We just had our first package of Pappardelle’s last night (I picked some up in Colorado this summer). It was a lemon linguine and it was fantastic. I bet the chocolate pasta would be good with bacon and sprinkle of sea salt on top.

  9. says

    That looks so interesting! I think Barbara is onto something with the earthiness of the chocolate working with chiles. I admit I was thinking that it might work well with a savory dish… perhaps to put the earthy flavor of the cocoa to work with some mushrooms and duck confit?

  10. says

    How positively divine! I’ve never seen such a thing. I was thinking alfredo sauce at first but on second thought I don’t think that would work. Love that you added even more chocolate to it!

  11. says

    I LOVE pappardelle’s and have always wondered about this flavor of pasta! So it REALLY tastes like dark chocolate, huh. This is a must order. I love what you did with it!

  12. says

    Chocolate pasta??? That’s a new one on me and I’m not certain I’m going to thank you for introducing me to it, either. Maybe I can’t find it here?? Probably no such luck.
    It looks totally divine, Lea Ann!

  13. says

    Oh, YUM! I’m all for giving this some bacon flavor. I like that the really brown color didn’t wash out when it was cooked. Even spinach pasta, by the time you get done cooking it, is a faded green. Or… maybe I’m buying cheap pasta :O

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