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Odd Pair: Chocolate Pop-Tarts and Brachetto d'Acqui

Yes, toast-able breakfast pastries and wine. It's come to that.

I am not certain why Pop-Tarts have had an unlikely resurgence in my weekly food routine, but they have, and usually as a late night snack. That way I get the maximum amount of damage from the carbohydrate and sugar content.

To ease my guilt, I like to pair it with a lovely glass of sparkling red wine. I have found that the Banfi 2009 Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui suits this purpose perfectly. The half-bottle size means I don't even have the option of completely over-indulging, and the $9.95 price tag makes me feel like I'm fiscally responsible.

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The chocolaty center of the pop tart, especially when it's gone all gooey from toasting, pairs expertly with the intense raspberry rose sweetness of the wine. And the Brachetto d'Acqui's dense liquidity is a lovely match for the crumbly Pop-tart shell.

Mock me now, but one taste plus one sip, and you too will be hooked by this dark mistress of culinary evil.

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