This dessert is definitely the way to go if you're at The Chocolate Bean Cafe and can't decide on what to order. It's got a little bit of everything from the chocolate menu: Two shots of dark chocolate ganache soup, two shots of white chocolate ganache soup, a shot of chocolate mousse, a shot of cream and a Death By Chocolate Cake slice topped with two plump, chocolate covered strawberries (ordered separately, they're called 'Enrobed Strawberries' - how fancy).
When I first placed my order, I really had no idea what to expect. I asked the lady behind the cashier, "Is the Chocolate Filth enough for two people?"
Her response? An emphasised nod, wide eyes and a single word: "Definitely."
Boy, was she right. Two of us shared the dish, and while my partner managed to down his share of both types of chocolate ganache soup and his half of the cake, I couldn't bring myself to finish the shots.
My favourite part of the dessert was definitely the strawberries. Dipped in cream, they tasted heavenly. I'm usually very picky about strawberries, but these were fresh and had a good balance between sweet and sour. The chocolate cake slice was also delicious; soft, moist cake slathered in rich gooey chocolate.
The mousse was pretty good too, though it didn't really stand out to me very much. Of the chocolate soup shots, I preferred the white chocolate one, which was sweet-ish but not overpowering. The dark chocolate shot was just alright for me; normally, I'm a big fan of dark chocolate, but the consistency wasn't as thick as I hoped.
The dish is presented with a generous splatter of 'chocolate filth' across the plate, and while it made for really good eye candy, you're not going to get away from this meal with clean fingers. This is especially if you hope to down what's left of the chocolate soup in one quick shot.
This is a really rich and filling dessert, and while it seems meant for two people, three people could easily share it as well. Make sure you don't try it out immediately after dinner though! You'll need a lot of room to accommodate this plate of chocolate-y goodness.