Chocolate Food Pairing: The 13 Best Foods To Eat With Chocolate (INFOGRAPHIC)

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It's official: you can mix chocolate with almost anything.

According to an infographic by The Chocolate Lover's Club and TrendHunter.com, it doesn't matter which unusual food item you want drizzle chocolate over -- chocolate experts can ensure your strange combination will taste somewhat delightful.

The club has created 13 "power couples": Chocolate mixed with everything from seafood to cheese, and other unique combinations like aged gouda, figs, chili and dark chocolate and roasted cauliflower, cocoa, short ribs and sherry vinegar as a savoury treat.

But there's another good reason you shouldn't feel guilty about indulging in some melted milk chocolate. Most of us know that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, and scientifically speaking, chocolate releases dopamine -- an organic chemical -- in the pleasure part of the brain.

Putting aside the taste for a moment (though who would really want to?), eating chocolate sounds even better when it's paired with health benefits. Studies have shown that eating a piece of chocolate a day can lower your body's BMI levels and can even boost heart health.

What are your favourite foods to pair with chocolate? Let us know in the comments below.

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