I've mentioned before that the spicy/sweet connection is getting stronger in Popular Culture. It's not quite there yet, but one of my local coffee houses has a Maya Mocha which, so you know, thoroughly sucks. Mind you, that's more because of their poor coffee than the concept of the mocha, but I can think of a good version of that, so I'll work on that at some point. Anyways, most of the products that mix spicy and sweet are niche products, and this is no exception. It's called Roulette Chocolate, and it's a series of twelve chocolate "bullets" that are mostly pure chocolate, with one that has what would appear to be a Thai chile hiding within. It's meant to be scary, but I suspect it would be mostly tasty. Perhaps not as good as my Chocolate Lava Fudge, but interesting nevertheless.
2006 Seems to be the year of consumer control. First there was a soda that allow you to choose the flavor by pushing in some dots on the side of the bottle to release flavor syrups, and Dave's Gourmet, Inc. has made a hot sauce with a dial to change from spicy to fiery at your whim. Feeling bold? Go for the fiery. Gout getting you down? Only have a little spicy. Hopefully the flavor on the base sauce is worth eating, so it's not just a matter of heat. Either way, it's pretty, um, cool. Sorry. via Wired's Gear Factor.