Being a chili fan I was thrilled to find a new recipe for an old fav. The unique items in the recipe were SO interesting. They are so different in flavors, they HAD to work right?HOWEVER, this was concoction came out like a train wreck. None of the odd flavors work together. The texture was great, the dish looked inviting, smelled divine...and it all went downhill when we tasted it. Sorry, not a keeper
I was excited by all the ingredients. However, once completed, I can't say that I enjoyed the flavor of the cocoa, cinnamon, and fennel. Perhaps I am a traditionalist.