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You Can Now Get a Lobster Chocolate Bar on Cape Cod
Posted by Kinlin Grover | Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Lobster Chocolate Bar

Even if you've never been to Cape Cod before, you've probably heard about the area's famous lobster rolls. It seems as though every clam shack throughout the Cape has a unique take on this sandwich, with diners and fine dining establishments also getting in on the action.

But have you ever heard of lobster chocolate? Yes, it's a real thing, and it's actually becoming pretty popular on Cape Cod.

Local chocolatier Paul John Kearins, owner of Chocolatasm at 334 Commercial Street in Provincetown, released the special chocolate bar, called the Cape Cod Bar, in May, and it is a hot commodity. In fact, Kearins frequently runs out of stock, so if you're lucky enough to visit Chocolatasm when he has some in stock, it's highly recommended that you give it a try.

Here's what you should know about the Cape Cod Bar.

 

What are the Actual Ingredients?

Ok, so there's lobster in the description of the bar, but there can't be actual lobster in the bar, can there? Yes, there can, as one of the ingredients is dried Atlantic lobster.

You won't come away thinking that you've just enjoyed an expensive lobster dinner after trying the Cape Cod Bar, but you'll definitely notice the lobster flavor and will be surprised at how well it compliments the other ingredients. As for the other items in the bar, it's made from 50% cocoa butter white chocolate, along with lemon oil, parsley, and Cape Cod sea salt. It’s a strange combination at first thought, but visitors and locals alike have been gobbling this product up since the spring, with no end in sight to its popularity. If you can get past the fact that there’s lobster in the chocolate bar, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its flavor.

 

Why Lobster?

You're probably wondering why anyone would think that lobster and chocolate could possibly go together. The idea actually came from a conversation between Kearins and one of the owners of Chequessett Chocolate in Truro. The two chocolatiers were talking at the New England Chocolate Festival in 2018 about the possibility of adding lobster to a chocolate bar. The conversation mostly focused on the concept and whether or not it was feasible to attempt such a feat. From there, Kearins decided to experiment and create a recipe. He was eventually successful and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Where Can I Buy It and How Much Does It Cost?

Lobster is notoriously expensive, but what about this chocolate bar? Well, truth be told, at $9 per bar, it isn't cheap. It is in line, however, with the other artisan chocolates at this boutique, so it's not like you're paying a premium because of there's the essence of lobster in the product.

As for picking up a bar yourself, you can head to 339 Commercial Street in Provincetown while you're on Cape Cod or order from Chocolatasm's online store.

Beacon Hill Chocolates and Gourmet Boutique in Boston also carry the bars, stock permitting.

 

About Chocolatasm

One thing that you should know about Chocolatasm is that they're not afraid to take risks. In addition to their Cape Cod Bar, the boutique also has a bar made from rhubarb and carbonated sugar, one using beetroot, and another with unfermented cocoa beans. You can also get peanut butter bonbons covered with Sriracha honey and the Yuenyeung Bar, which is inspired by a popular drink in Hong Kong. Basically, if an ingredient seems like it could work with chocolate,  Kearins isn’t afraid to play around with it to see if he can create something that people will eat. Organic ingredients are used wherever possible, as well, adding an entirely new dimension to this now-famous retailer.

The next time you're on the Cape, make Chocolatasm one of your must-visit destinations.



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