Wine and chocolate have had a long-standing intimate relationship: They're frequently paired at events and have been spotted together by TMZ paparazzi in the early morning hours.
Recently, however, chocolate has found a new love—beer. Mocha porters, chocolate stouts, you name it. So when we heard that Eagle's Sweet Valley Cookie Company had paired up with Garden City's Crooked Fence Brewing Company, and the fusion resulted in the Three Picket Porter Spent Grain Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar, our tastebuds experienced the kind of longing only descried in terrible romance novels.
Turns out, Sweet Valley's Heidi Tilby and Crooked Fence's Kelly Knopp are a dynamic brother-sister duo, and that's how these bars came to be. The first batch came out in early March.
But alas, the bars that marry the much-loved porter with a concoction from the creator of the Brookie (a brownie-cookie hybrid) sold out quickly. Surprise, surprise. But more are on the way, as well as a spent-grain chocolate chip cookie. We're crossing our fingers and toes that the next batch finds its way to our office. Nudge, nudge.