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Pig's blood

Corey Shields

Pig's Blood: Portland, OR

Unsurprisingly, pig's blood is David Briggs's least popular flavor at his eclectic chocolate shop. The former sous chef makes only about 100 for Halloween and Valentine's Day, and most are given away. The inspiration comes from blood sausage, popular in Western Europe and Asia. His savory ganache is made with cinnamon, smoked Spanish paprika, and blood, then enrobed in Felchlin 72 percent Ecuadoran chocolate and dusted with more paprika. It's sold only at Meat Cheese Bread in Portland during Halloween and Valentine's Day, or through special order online.

Xocolatl de Davíd at Meat Cheese Bread; 1406 Southeast Stark St., Portland; (503) 234-1700; xocolatldedavid.com

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