Just Because You Can...

Doesn't necessarily mean you should. Case in point: The Lindt Creation 70% Cherry & Chili dark chocolate bar. I bought one out of curiosity and a (slight) sense of adventurousness. The verdict: I won't buy two. It's a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar with chocolate mousse and cherry & chili fillings, as the cover art puts it. It shows a couple of cherries and a red chili pepper, so there are no surprises here. It's not terribly hot, but it does have a bit of a bite to it. After trying it, I decided that chili peppers and chocolate aren't a good match. Somewhere, of course, there is a pepper-belly who loves Habaneros and Scotch Bonnets and thinks this candy is just the thing. But that's not me.

I'm just hoping that the new Indiana Jones movie won't be the film equivalent of a cherry-chili filled chocolate bar. The initial reviews from Cannes were better than lukewarm, but not quite superlative. After a 19-year wait, the expectations are going to be very high, because the initial trilogy was so popular. Raiders of the Lost Ark was an instant movie classic, and while Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was somewhat of a disappointment to some, most critics were pleased with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The big question is whether the new movie will be like the first and third installments of the series, or more like the second one. I guess I'll find out next weekend.