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Where Barbecue Meets Chocolate

Michael Mischer Barbecue Truffles

michael mischer barbecue truffles!

When Michael Recchiuti first put lavender and Earl Grey in his chocolates, it was revolutionary. Now chocolatiers are adding everything but the kitchen sink to their cocoa creations.

To wit: Michael Mischer’s new barbecue truffles, seen here.

The Oakland-based confectioner infuses local restaurant Everett & Jones’s hot barbecue sauce into a dark chocolate ganache, then coats it in his signature Venezuelan dark chocolate. The result is a hits-you-a-minute-later smokiness and tang that balances the cocoa flavor. Think of it as a savory alternative to the average truffle.

And if you need a post-barbecue dessert, well, he’s got apple pie filling, too.

Available at Michael Mischer Chocolates, 3352 Grand Avenue, at Elmwood Avenue, Oakland (510-986-1822 or michaelmischerchocolates.com); Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th Street, between Guerrero and Dolores Streets (415-241-9760 or biritemarket.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Mischer Chocolates

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3352 Grand Ave
@ Elmwood Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
3639 18th St
bt Guerrero & Oakwood Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110