Little Bird Confections – Fire Bites & Bark Candy
Within the last six plus years, the boom of popularity for sriracha has opened consumers’ eyes to the wonders of spicy peppers and started the movement to spice up everything. It was only a matter of time for this trend to infiltrate over to chocolate. Some prefer sweet and some like it hot. For those looking to enjoy the best of both worlds, let me introduce you to Little Bird Confections’ Fire Bites and Bark Candy.
Little Bird Confections, owned by Corey and Sara Meyer, is a small, family-owned chocolate business based in Queens, NY. They specialize in candied jalapenos covered in chocolate. This original idea is the brainchild of Sara who began candying everything in the house, starting with orange peels, and covering them in chocolate. She decided to attempt jalapenos. Sara tried them out on co-workers who thought they were awesome and began placing orders. That’s how Little Bird was hatched.
I received a sample of Little Bird’s candy. Included in my shipment were the original, milk, white and dark chocolate bites flavors as well as the bark. I enlisted my hubby and son, along with a few friends who love spicy foods with a good kick to help with this tasting.
Little Bird’s confections are made in small batches using sustainable cacao. The candy is made with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. The bark consists of finely ground jalapenos that are added to dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Upon tasting, you notice the deep chocolate and are then surprised by a subtle kick of fire.
The fire bites candy consists of seed-in jalapenos dipped in the variety of chocolate flavors. The heat of the jalapenos, coupled with the chocolate’s sweetness, delivers a delectable flavor explosion. We found the fire bites to be spicier than the bark. Our favorite bites flavors were the dark and milk chocolates.
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Disclaimer: While I was provided with a complimentary sample of Little Bird’s confections, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience.